Angela Melas

Obituary of Angela Melas

Angela Frances Melas “Angie” 90 of Lodi, Ca. passed away peacefully on March 27th after a brief illness. She was born on February 7th, 1931 in Eureka CA, to the Parents of Ella and Mike Dados, where he worked on ferry boats, carpenter, and invested in stock market. After the “Crash” in 1931-1932, they lost almost everything. Four years after the stock market crash, her father invested in the “Armor Corporation” the stock grew and when Ella (Mom) found out she gave him an ultimatum, “no more gambling”! In 1937 he sold his stocks for an even trade for a 50 acre vineyard in Lodi CA. Here she grew up, lived, and would always be a sanctuary and home for her. She graduated from Lodi High School in 1949, she went to work for Guild Winery and helped with the family vineyard. She married James Alexander Tsarnas Sr, in 1954 and had three sons, Alexander, Mike, James Jr. she divorced in 1962. Angie re-married Emmanuel Nicholas Melas in 1964 and moved to Daly City CA. In 1965 she gave birth to Nicholas Emmanuel Melas and raised four boys. She returned to the workforce in the early 1970’s, in the banking industry where she spent 25 years making life long friends among co-workers and customers. Upon her retirement Angie moved back to Lodi, where she and her son “Mike” managed the family vineyard. Her oldest son Alexander from Ukiah CA, also retired and moved to Lodi soon after the family invested in a restaurant, bar, banquet facility. Alex was the bartender and Mom was the server for the lunch crowd. Here is where Alex & Mom re-connected and worked and enjoyed serving our guests and friends. She finally re-retired and moved into SOLSTICE of Lodi CA. Angie was an avid reader, card player (rummy/poker) she loved cooking and sharing food with family and friends. She had a terrific sense of adventure and humor, excelling at the art of practical jokes. She will be missed greatly by all who knew her. She is survived by sons, Mike Tsarnas Lodi, Ca. Jim Tsarnas, Idaho, Nicholas Melas, Daly City CA, Grandsons James, Dustin, & Alex jr. Tsarnas. Samantha, Nicole, Christine Tsarnas, Ellie, Alexis Tsarnas, & Akito Melas. Great-grandchildren (Andrea, Ashley, Leighton, and Yvette) She is predeceased by James Tsarnas Sr. husband, Emmanuel Melas husband, Mike & Ella Dados Parents, Alexander Tsarnas Sr. (son) Adam Dados brother. A Trisagion will be held at 5pm at Lodi Funeral Home chapel on Monday April 12th. Visitation at Lodi Funeral Home will be on Monday April 12th at (list times) The funeral will be held on Tuesday April 13th, at St. Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church at 10am in Stockton, Ca. Committal will be at Cherokee Memorial Park.
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3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, April 12, 2021
Lodi Funeral Home
725 S Fairmont Ave
Lodi, California, United States

Religious Service

10:00 am
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church
920 W. March Ln.
Stockton, California, United States


12:00 pm
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Cherokee Memorial Park
Hwy 99 & Harney Lane
Lodi , California, United States
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