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Joy J. (Kokoros) Loomis

December 11, 1945 ~ October 3, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Joy Loomis Obituary

Joy J. Loomis (Kokoros)

Age 77 of McCandless Township, 

passed peacefully with family on 

Tuesday, October 3, 2023.

Born in Erie, PA, daughter of the late John and 

Mary Kokoros and sister 

of James Kokoros and their infant

sister, the late Beverly Kokoros. 

Beloved wife of 50 years to Nicholas Loomis, and

loving mother of Margo (Josh) Elliott 

and Theodore (Karleigh) Loomis.

Proud yiayia of Selena, Sara, Eli (Elliott), 

Niko and Noella (Loomis). Grandma to her grandpups Bailey 

and Murphy and the late Sasha and Walter.

Beloved “Sweet Pea” to her many cousins.

She will be missed by her brother-in-laws,

sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, close cousins,

and her many friends and co-workers. 

Joy was a longtime and devoted member of the 

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

She sang beautifully in the church choir along with her husband, Nick,

 for a combined 115 years of service.  She was a member of 

AHEPA’s Daughters of Penelope, served numerous Greek food festivals, and

coordinated the church Christmas pageants.

Joy is a graduate of Edinboro College (University) and

graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Englis

h and masters degree in Elementary Education.  She began her career as a first-grade elementary teacher in the North Hills School District. 

 Joy then spent many years as a loving stay-at-home Mom to Margo and Ted.  

She continued her career as an English Second Language (ESL) teacher for over 25 years,

achieving the ESL World of Gratitude Award for her impeccable service as an educator.

She was an active member of the union with the public school system

and a compassionate advocate for ESL students and families. 

The family would like to thank everyone who took care of Joy, came to visit, or helped her family in any way,

including sincere gratitude to Janeen Nazak, 

her loving goddaughter and Lori Hawkins who devoted

so much love and time to her care.

Everyone is welcome to remember Joy and pay their respects to her and her family on

Monday, October 9, 2023 from 2-8 pm with a Trisagion Service at 6:30pm at

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church,

985 Providence Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA. 15237

The funeral service will be held at the church on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 11 am with a viewing at 10 am.

Burial will follow at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cemetery

Arrangements by Stephen M. Brady Funeral Home 412-321-0495. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Dementia Society of America, or Clear Thoughts Foundation.

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