In Memorium: Despina Kreatsoulas – Waste Benefit Journal

Despina Kreatsoulas (CRRA Director of Occasions and former Director of Administration) handed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022 after battling terminal most cancers. She was solely 52 years outdated. It’s an unbelievable loss for the CRRA, for her household and for the various different individuals with whom she shared her ardour for all times.

John Dane (former Govt Director of CRRA) employed Despina in 2014. He stated, “She was among the finest individuals I’ve had the glory of hiring. Whereas checking her references, I spoke along with her Greek historical past professor at Sacramento State the place Despina was ending her grasp’s diploma. The professor stated “We simply do not see college students of his caliber right here at Sac State.”

Despina was extremely happy with her Greek heritage. Yearly she traveled to Greece, typically twice a yr for per week or two, whereas working full-time for the CRRA. I believe we are able to all say she did not miss a factor. For the CRRA neighborhood, Despina’s ability, perseverance and caring have been evident day-after-day. She has contributed in a singular and efficient technique to making the CRRA the sturdy and dynamic group it’s at the moment.

In lieu of flowers, the household humbly requests a memorial donation in her reminiscence to Despina’s personal exhibit on the Hellenic Museum of Michigan:

The Politismos Museum of Greek Historical past
c/o Hellenic Museum of Michigan
67 E. Kirby Detroit, MI 48202

Despina’s companies will likely be broadcast by way of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation broadcast system on Wednesday, June 8 at 6 p.m. To wish with them on-line, please go to: and click on on “reside companies”.

It is so arduous to just accept that she’s not with us. His spirit and energy are a real inspiration, and an inspiration that can reside on at CRRA.

Despina, on behalf of the CRRA Board, Councilors and workers, we thanks for honoring us along with your 8 unbelievable years of management. Your vitality, enthusiasm, dedication and love for ARCR was evident, and we are going to miss you greater than phrases can say.

Relaxation in peace.

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