Evelyn Ziats

Evelyn Ziats

June 5, 1924 December 28, 2020

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Obituary for Evelyn J. Ziats (Galanos)

Evelyn J. (Galanos) Ziats, 96, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 28, 2020, in her Reading home. Born in York, PA, she was a daughter of the late Constantine and Irene (Green) Galanos, and the widow of John A. Ziats, who passed in 1991.

Family was everything to Evelyn, and she was a wonderful and caring matriarch to all in her family. She leaves behind six children, 18 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. And, while raising this tremendous legacy, she also worked for many years at Luden's in Reading.

Evelyn is survived by her children: John R. Ziats; Linda Ziats, Rosemarie Purcell (Arthur), Dorothy Roeder, Susan A. Ziats (Albert) and Stephanie Guti (Jerry); her siblings: Gus Galanos (Barbara); Fay Shupp and Antonia Roeder, and the many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Evelyn was predeceased by her son Michael Ziats, her brother Fred Galanos, and her sisters, Mary Lou Galanos and Kitta Akka Parzanese.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 12 p.m. at Forest Hills Memorial Park. The Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., West Reading is honored to assist Evelyn's family. Condolences may be expressed at

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  • Graveside Service

    Forest Hills Memorial Park
    391 W. Neversink Road
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    Rev. William Fryer, Jr.
  • Interment

    January 5, 2021 | 12:00pm
    Forest Hills Memorial Park
    391 W. Neversink Road
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    January 5, 2021

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Gregory Galanos sent flowers to the family of Evelyn J. Ziats (Galanos).
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Gregory Galanos

Dear Aunt Evelyn
I Gregory and my family here in Virgina,will
miss you so much thank you for the things you did
for us so many years ago .We will never forget you.
love gregory galanos and family
Comment | Posted at 12:46pm via Condolence

Gregory Galanos

Rest in peace Aunt Evelyn, We will miss you, Say hi to everyone fore me .Love your nephew Gregory and his family
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