ONEONTA Ė Helen Stam, age 96, a life-long resident of Oneonta,
NY, died peacefully at home on June 17, 2020, surrounded by her
loved ones after a long battle with Parkinsonís.
Helen was born on Sept. 16, 1923, to the late Harry G. and Mary
N. Lambros (Zaharis) at Fox Hospital. She graduated from
Oneonta High School in 1941.
For over 50 years, Helen assisted her father, and later her
brother George, with
day-to-day operations of Diana Restaurant, a well-known eatery
in Oneonta for 70 years. She retired in 1991 when George
sold the business.
Helen married Sam T. Stam in 1954 at the Greek Orthodox Church
in Binghamton. Sam was a Sales Manager at LaMonica
Beverages for over 30 years. After he retired in 1985, he
and Helen enjoyed many great years with their family and
friends, traveling to Greece, Florida, and many other places.
Sam died in 2001 from Alzheimerís complications.
Helen is survived by her son, Nicholas (Linda); daughter,
Stephanie (Gunter) Steege; stepdaughter-in-law, Carol Stam; her
brother, Nick (Sharon) Lambros; her sister-in-law, Mary Lambros;
her grandsons, Christopher Stam, Gregory Stam, Alex Steege,
Nikolas Steege, and Darle Stam. She is also survived by
many dear nieces and nephews.
Helen is predeceased by her husband, Sam T. Stam; stepson,
Thomas (Carol) Stam; brother, George Lambros; sister, Angie
Bertuzzi; brothers-in-law, Sam Bertuzzi and Nick Farmakis, and
sister-in-law, Mary Farmakis.
In addition to being a dedicated and loving mother, Helen
enjoyed get-togethers with friends and family, playing bridge,
tackling New York Times Sunday crosswords, catching the latest
movies, and watching ballgames at Damaschke Field. She
dearly loved her grandchildren, hosting many cookouts and
outdoor games in her big backyard at her home.
Helen will be deeply missed by family, friends, and all who knew
John George Treires passed away unexpectedly on February 2,
2021, in Berlin, Maryland.
John was born on August 10, 1956, in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.
He is preceded in death by his parents George John Treires and
Chrisanthe (Pappas) Treires. He
is survived by his daughters Chrissy Grassman and husband Adam;
Victoria Harbottle and husband Ty; his cherished grandchild Ajax
Grassman; and beloved chocolate lab Louie.
John is also survived by his sisters Georgiann Knauer and
husband Kenneth of Kennett Square, PA; Diane Georgelis and
husband Michael of Lancaster, PA; Joan Giovanis and husband
George of Wyomissing, PA; and so many cousins, nieces, and
nephews, who all loved John so much.
John Treires graduated from Penn State University with a
Bachelor of Science degree. He was a passionate golfer and was a
recent member at Glen Riddle Golf Club in Berlin, Maryland. If
he wasn't playing golf, he was watching it on TV. John had a
great love for sports and enjoyed taking his daughters to the
Washington Nationals games and watching football every Sunday.
John Treires was a fun-loving, outgoing person. Wherever he
would go, he would make a new friend. He enjoyed dancing,
traveling, getting together with his best friends, and making
everyone laugh. He lived his life to the fullest and cherished
all his memories. He will be missed and remembered by all his
family and friends.