Ortha E. Georgakis

Ortha E. Georgakis, 70, of 808 Prendergast Ave., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in UPMC Chautauqua WCA after a lengthy and courageous battle with an illness.

She was born Sept. 7, 1947, in Carthage, N.Y., a daughter of the late Lloyd and Leona Jutzi Widrick.

She attended SUNY at Geneseo graduating with a bachelor’s of arts degree in 1970.

She attended Fluvanna Community Church and First Covenant Church of Jamestown. She was a lover of nature, and a kind and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Ever the optimist with a smile for everyone.

Ortha is survived by her husband, Anthony Georgakis; a son, Andrew (Amber) Georgakis of Warren, Pa.; a daughter, Sarah Nordblum of Jamestown; three grandchildren: Avery and Isaac Georgakis, Alexis Nordblum; seven siblings: J. Ronald (Mabel) Widrick of Allentown, Pa., Clifford (Kay) Widrick of Turin, N.Y., Douglas (Cydee) Widrick of Mannsville, N.Y., Rodney (Katy) Widrick of Adams, N.Y., Cynthia Beutel of Adams Center, N.Y., Brenda (Jim) Richer of Wauseon, Ohio, Terry Widrick of Sandy Creek, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Widrick.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Dayle F. Keefer, pastor of Fluvanna Community Church, will officiate.

Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.

Friends will be received for two hours prior to the service, from noon-2 p.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home.

Words of condolence may be left for Ortha’s family at www.lindfuneral home.com.