Obituary- Mary Polychronis Gasparac
July 29, 2008
Mary Polychronis Gasparac, age 78, passed away July 27, in Salt Lake City of congestive heart failure after a 31-year battle with diabetes.She was born May, 1, 1930 in Park City, to James (Jim) and Melpomein (Cardassis) Polychronis and married George (Bud) Gasparac, April 13, 1950 in Elko, Nevada. He preceded her in death.
A resident of Park City for all of her 78 years, Mom was happiest when she was cheering for her nephews at Park City High football or basketball games. Mom was an avid Jazz and U of U fan and passionately followed all collegiate and professional football and basketball teams. She loved discussing sports with her son-in-law and nephews, talking over old and current times with her many Park City friends or just spending time with her daughter and son-in-law.
Owner and Proprietor of Park City Gift & Souvenirs, located on Main Street, from 1972 to 1984. Mom also handled the bookkeeping for Gasparac Oil Company. Survived by her daughter Paula (Gary) Winter, of Sandy, Utah, brothers Charles Polychronis of Salt Lake City, Utah George (Jessie) Polychronis of Park City, Utah, and sister Catherine(Calvin) Goff, of Park City, Utah two step-grand daughters; Liz( Lars) Thorne and Emily Thomas both of West Valley, Utah and six great-grand children, numerous nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by brother Robert (Poly) Polychronis.
We would like to express a special thanks to her closest friends Norine & Kurt Nelson and Jane Kimball who assisted mom in so many ways over these last few years.
Mom’s wish was to be cremated and buried with her parents. Graveside services were held Friday, August 1, at 10 a.m. at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 1342 East, 500 So. Salt Lake City.
Visitation and blessing for family and friends was held Thursday July 31, 2008, 6 – 8 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 121 Park Avenue, Park City. Arrangements in care of Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home.
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In-lieu of flowers please send a donation to the American Diabetic Association in remembrance of Mary Polychronis Gasparac.