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Celebrating the life of
Diamantis John Cassis
August 20, 1934 - December 14, 2015
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Burial
  • 11:30am - Thursday, December 17, 2015
  • Houston National Cemetery
  • 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive (Map)
    Houston, Texas 77038

  • 281) 447-8686
  • Visitation
  • 5:00pm - Wednesday, December 16, 2015
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066
  • Trisaigion Service
  • 7:00pm - Wednesday, December 16, 2015
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066
  • Funeral Service
  • 10:00am - Thursday, December 17, 2015
  • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
  • 3511 Yoakum Blvd. (Map)
    Houston, TX 77006

  • 713-526-5377

So sorry to hear about Mr. Cassis. One of my favorite teachers in jr. high. He gave me the encouragement to win 1st place and Best of Show in the Houston Rodeo at the time. He told me "I can get anything I want in life if I want it bad enough". And I've never forgotten it. Rest in Peace.

Durwood Mason, Crosby, TX

I would like to express my deepest sorrow for the lost of your dear loved one. The pain, grief and the feelings of helplessness can seem unbearable. At such times, we need to go Gods word for comfort. ( 2 Corinthians 1: 3,4 ) The Bible helps us to understand how God and Jesus feel about death. The Bible at John 11: 35 says " Jesus gave way to tears" This was when his friend Lazarus died. The Bible also teaches us that God is eager to raise the dead. ( John 14: 13 - 15 ) God yearns to bring the dead back to life. Isn't it heartwarming to know this? Please take your Bible and look at what it teaches about the resurrection. ( John 5: 28,29, Acts 24:15 ) Yes, God really will defeat our enemy death forever. This will enable us to one day have the hope of seeing our dear loved ones again. I message will be a source of comfort to you. If you have any questions feel free to contact one of Jehovah's Witnesses or log on to our website at jw.org. Sincerely yours, JW

Jo, Houston, Tx

Joni, I am sorry for the loss of your beloved father. Praying that the God of all comfort will hold you and all of your family close to His heart during this difficult time.

Lisa Cashiola Coleman, Houston, TX

We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. He was a gentle man who epitomized the characteristics that made this country great. May his memory be eternal. Sincerely, Jim and Lonnie

Jim and Lonnie Bratsakis, Houston, TX

We are so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Cassis was an amazing and kind person. May his memory be eternal.

Tara Varcados & Family, Houston, TX

Our dad always hated eulogies. Thus, we won't tell you he is a retired Lt. Colonel of the United States Army who loved his country. We won't say that he was a gifted and renowned artist who created icons for Orthodox Churches around the world. We won't tell you he was a talented art teacher at Galena Park for 35 years and then at the Kinkaid School for 12 years who inspired his students to excellence and loved them all. Nor will we tell you that he was an Archon of the Orthodox Church - one of 700 hand-picked defenders of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople and the Orthodox Christian Faith which he loved, a Sunday school teacher of over 40 years, and a devoted servant of the Lord our God. But, above all, he was one of those rare people who truly changed the lives of scores of people while he was on this earth. He would be so upset if we said all this about him. So let's just say that we have lost the most incredible husband, father, and grandfather ever. Ever. We will miss him terribly, starting from his wife of 54 years, Irene, to his children, Joni and her husband John Zavitsanos, Crissi and her husband George Gianakopoulos, and John Cassis his beloved son. His grandchildren adored him almost as much as he adored them. Anastasia, Socratis, Diamantis, and Irene Zavitsanos, John, Jim, Marina, and Alexis Gianakopoulos were the apple of his eye. Diamantis (who was called "Dan" by all those that knew him) was born in the picturesque town of Galaxidion, Greece on August 20, 1934. He and his mother Chrisafo immigrated to Shreveport, Louisiana to be reunited with his father John (Kassidoyiannis) Cassis after World War II at the age of 12. Thank you for your wisdom and guidance. Thank you for your kindness and your loving care for everyone who crossed your path. Thank you for your leadership and your humble and courageous honor. May your memory be eternal in God's eyes. May your life be lived through all of us. We love you.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five until eight o’clock in the evening on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at the Bradshaw-Carter Home, 1734 West Alabama Street in Houston, with the Trisagion Service at seven o’clock. The funeral service will be at ten o’clock in the morning on Thursday, December 17, 2015, at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3511 Yoakum Boulevard in Houston.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Altar-Benevolent Fund (3511 Yoakum Blvd. 77006).

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So sorry to hear about Mr. Cassis. One of my favorite teachers in jr. high. He gave me the encouragement to win 1st place and Best of Show in the Houston Rodeo at the time. He told me "I can get anything I want in life if I want it bad enough". And I've never forgotten it. Rest in Peace.

Durwood Mason, Crosby, TX

I would like to express my deepest sorrow for the lost of your dear loved one. The pain, grief and the feelings of helplessness can seem unbearable. At such times, we need to go Gods word for comfort. ( 2 Corinthians 1: 3,4 ) The Bible helps us to understand how God and Jesus feel about death. The Bible at John 11: 35 says " Jesus gave way to tears" This was when his friend Lazarus died. The Bible also teaches us that God is eager to raise the dead. ( John 14: 13 - 15 ) God yearns to bring the dead back to life. Isn't it heartwarming to know this? Please take your Bible and look at what it teaches about the resurrection. ( John 5: 28,29, Acts 24:15 ) Yes, God really will defeat our enemy death forever. This will enable us to one day have the hope of seeing our dear loved ones again. I message will be a source of comfort to you. If you have any questions feel free to contact one of Jehovah's Witnesses or log on to our website at jw.org. Sincerely yours, JW

Jo, Houston, Tx

Candle tribute lit by George & Vivian Mandamadiotis — Texas

Joni, I am sorry for the loss of your beloved father. Praying that the God of all comfort will hold you and all of your family close to His heart during this difficult time.

Lisa Cashiola Coleman, Houston, TX

Candle tribute lit by Dorian Gadah — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Jim Bratsakis — Texas

We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. He was a gentle man who epitomized the characteristics that made this country great. May his memory be eternal. Sincerely, Jim and Lonnie

Jim and Lonnie Bratsakis, Houston, TX

Candle tribute lit by Kaldanis Family — Texas

We are so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Cassis was an amazing and kind person. May his memory be eternal.

Tara Varcados & Family, Houston, TX

Candle tribute lit by Leslie L. Eaton — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Susie & John Sobchak — California

Candle tribute lit by Despina Carter — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Sophia & Tahseen Khan & Family — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Frank Harrison and Family — Pennsylvania


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