Kasiani Aslanidis, Aug. 29, 1929 — June 29, 2012, of Columbia

Saturday, June 30, 2012 | 3:37 p.m. CDT; updated 6:22 p.m. CDT, Saturday, June 30, 2012

Kasiani Aslanidis, 82, of Columbia, passed away Friday, June 29, 2012 at Parkside Manor surrounded by her loving family. She had resided at Parkside Manor since January and passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s.

Kasi was born on August 29, 1929. She was united in marriage to Gus Aslanidis on January 8, 1950 when she was 19 and he 18.


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Gus and Kasi immigrated to the United States in 1966 in hopes of providing a better life for their family. America became their home and they were welcomed with open arms. They moved and made their home in Columbia in 1969. The couple was very dedicated to their family businesses, G&D Steakhouse and Jimmy’s Steakhouse. Kasi loved to cook, garden, bake and especially spend time with her family. Kasi loved children and even when she faced difficult times with Alzheimer’s, seeing children always brought joy to her face.

Survivors include her loving and caring husband of 62 years, Gus Aslanidis; children, Jimmy Aslanidis and wife Tina, Angelo Aslanidis and wife Elly, Maria Duncan and husband Douglas and Alex Aslanidis and wife Renee; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, brothers, Leo and Taso Terzopoulous; sister, Parthena Likourgos and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by brother, George Terzopoulous and sisters, Evrope Kostas and Maria Stavridis.

Kasi was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten and will always remain in the hearts of her loved ones.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 5 p.m. at Saint Luke the Evangelist Greek Orthodox Church in Columbia. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial gifts are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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