April 5, 1934 – April 10, 2017
It is with sadness yet with hope in the Resurrection that the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco announces the falling asleep in the Lord of Orsa Hadges. After living a long and fulfilling life, Orsa’s passing came suddenly on April 10, 2017. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and cherished friend who will be greatly missed.
“Orsa lived each day to the fullest, surrounded by her family and friends, always exuding joy and kindness through her vibrant personality,” remarked His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco. “May all those who mourn her passing find comfort knowing that Orsa has reaped the reward of eternal life through the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.”
Orsa was born on April 5, 1934 to John and Maria Moutsanas in San Francisco, California. She and her parents moved to Evia, Greece in 1939, immediately preceding the war. While living in Greece, her younger brother George Moutsanas (Marcus) was born. The family left Greece following the war and moved back to San Francisco where Orsa continued her academic studies at Commerce and Polytechnic High Schools where she was an exceptional student. She met her husband, Harry Hadges, of Des Moines, Iowa at the Annunciation Cathedral in San Francisco, and they were married in 1961. They raised their two children, George and Kristina Hadges, in Campbell, California, where Orsa resided until her passing.
Orsa is survived by her two children, George Hadges of Campbell, California and Kristina Hadges of Washington. She is also survived by her brother, George Marcus, her sister-in-law, Judy Marcus, her nieces Mary Jane Marcus, Demetra Marcus Bell and Alexandria Marcus and her nephew, John Moutsanas. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Ike Hadges. Orsa was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Hadges.
The Trisagion service will be prayed on Holy Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos will officiate at the funeral on Holy Thursday, April 13 at 11:30 a.m. All services will be held at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1260 Davis Street, San Jose, CA.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Orsa’s memory can be made to: Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, (mailing address: 986 Chapman Street, San Jose, CA 95126).
May her memory be eternal!