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Andriana C. Kazarian

February 11, 1950 - April 27, 2021

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Andriana Constance Kazarian died suddenly in her home in Montara, California, on April 27th, 2021 at the age of 71. Andriana, who was affectiona­tely known as Andy or “Mama Kaz” by her loved ones, was born in San Francisco on February 11th, 1950. Andy’s life was characteri­zed by her deep spirituali­ty and the wellspring of love which she shared with her family and community. She was happily married to Thomas Kazarian for nearly 50 years (married July 25th, 1971). Andy and Thomas were practicall­y inseparabl­e. They built their life around the ocean, the mountains, and their family. They frequently enjoyed trips throughout California and particular­ly enjoyed visiting Pacific Grove, Santa Cruz, Calistoga, and Donner Lake. They also loved and owned many dogs and horses.

Their marriage was blessed with three wonderful children: Delainya, Thomas, and Patrick. They were also blessed with two grandchild­ren, Khloe and Christian (Thomas), who inspired her to battle medical issues for several years so that she could spend as much time with them as possible. She also loved her grand-pets, Snuggleflu­ff The Magnificen­t and Zeus, and was often inspired her to cook gourmet dinners for them.

Andy is the youngest daughter of Magdelaina Petropolis and Constantin­e ‘Gus’ Katsaros (both deceased) from Corfu, Greece. Younger sister of Demetrius Katsaros (deceased) and survived by older sister Cleopatra Nogara.

Andy’s loving-kindness and support for her family was ever-present and indefatiga­ble. Her capacity for care was exceptiona­l and extended to a wide community of friends, family members, and pets. She and Thomas’ home was a source of respite and tranquilit­y for those in need and together they specialize­d in making people with trauma to feel whole, loved, and connected again. Andy was drawn to people who didn’t feel as if they were deserving of love and helped them to see the infinite source of love which steadfastl­y guided and permeated her life. Andy was born and raised in San Francisco in the West Portal neighborho­od. She attended West Portal School, Herbert Hoover Middle School, Lincoln High School, and San Francisco State University. Growing up, she was a vivacious young woman who was known for her flamboyanc­e, her dynamism, and her effervesce­nt beauty. She was a quick study and thrived at several occupation­s: she was a fashion model, a deputy sheriff, and a paralegal for the family business. She was particular­ly drawn to children and spent her entire life helping to raise her children, her grandchild­ren, and the youth community at large in an abiding spirit of service to younger generation­s. She often cooked for neighborho­od children who would refuse to leave her home because they liked the ambience and community so much. Andy strongly believed in the human spirit and championed the belief that her loved ones ought to embrace their deepest selves and to live life on their own terms. Andy’s viewing and funeral Service will begin at 10:00 AM on Thursday, May 6th at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church located at 999 Brotherhoo­d Way in San Francisco.

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