Georgia “Cookie” Stamat passed away on October 29, 2021, at 91 years old. Beloved wife of 52 years of the late Paul N. Stamat; Loving mother of Leann (Dr. Michael) Schied, Mary (Lynn) Kaufman and Anita Stamat; Adored Yiayia of Paul Schied, Dr. Annie (Capt. Chase) Mlnarik, Alexandra Kaufman, Andrea Kaufman and Christine Schied; Devoted daughter of the late Andreas and Anastasia Antoniou; Dear sister of the late Mary (the late James) Gonis, the late Celeste (the late Dr. Stratos) Maroulakis, the late Anne (the late Dr. Michael) Farmans, and the late Anthony (the late Irene) Antoniou; Daughter-in-law of the late Nicholas and Lillian Stamat; Sister-in-law of the late Olga (the late Bill) Talias, and the late Stan (the late Bessie) Stamat; Fun loving Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Cookie will be remembered for her unwavering wit, her unbridled enthusiasm, and her incomparable compassion for others. She was a teacher both formal and informal; she graduated with a degree in Education while raising three girls, and taught her high school students, her daughters, and anyone who chanced to meet her. Cookie had a song in her soul: she performed on the Morris B. Sachs Amateur Hour radio show at the age of 17 and sang in the choir at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and the Chicago Hellenic Choir in her later years. She was a dedicated---if uncharacteristically understated---philanthropist, leading an American Cancer Society program that educated students on the dangers of smoking, and supporting U.S. service members through the American Legion and Wounded Warrior Project. Cookie had a magnetic personality, a fierce intelligence, and a generosity of spirit that was felt by everyone she met. We are comforted in knowing she will be reunited with her loving husband Paul, with whom she shared a beautiful life. A visitation will be held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 10301 S. Kolmar Ave., Oak Lawn, IL, on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 beginning at 10:00 a.m., and funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park, IL. In lieu of flowers, the family gratefully requests donations to the Wounded Warrior Project or St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Walter Quinlan Funeral Directors, 708-425-3700 or www.walterquinlanfuneraldirectors.com.
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