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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Diacopoulos, Rigo




Rigo “Regina” Diacopoulos, age 94 of Oakmont, Pennsylvania (originally of Weirton, WV), died Thursday, December 2, 2021. Rigo was born on January 18, 1927 in Aperi Village of Karpathos Island, Greece to Christopher and Zoe (Vergis) Sakellarides. Rigo immigrated to Detroit, Michigan with her husband, George, to fulfill the American dream and a better life for her family. They accomplished that through hard work, a pioneering spirit and the support of friends and family. The family worked in multiple restaurants until co-ownership of The Farm Restaurant in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania and ownership of The Rose Room in Bloomfield (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania. Rigo brought smiles to her customers, neighbors, friends and relatives with her love of cooking and baking along with her joyful energy. Her hands her magical. Her dishes were made with love and time, as she always said “low and slow” is her secret. She enjoyed baking her famous baklava, cakes and breads. The love of food and cooking was passed down to her children and grandchildren. When you entered her house, you were getting something to eat. She also loved her flower garden and plants. Every summer included multiple varietals of basil plants and flowers. She was a woman of faith and enjoyed socializing at All Saints Greek Church in Weirton, WV. She was preceded in death by her parents, Christopher and Zoe, her husband, George; her brothers Frangisco, George, and Manoli; her sister, Irine (Logethetis). Rigo is survived by her four children, Joyce of Oakmont, Pennsylvania, Mike of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, Christopher (Lori) of Timonium, Maryland and Elias of Delmont, Pennsylvania.; four grandchildren Briana, Olivia, Giorgio and Gianni; and many other loving family members. Friends will be received at BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC, 421 Allegheny Ave, Oakmont, PA 15139 (412-828-3535) on Friday, December 3 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. The liturgy will be held on Saturday, December 4 at 10 AM at The Dormition of Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Please wear a mask during visitation and funeral service. Following the liturgy, her burial will be at Chestnut Ridge Cemetery, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania 15021 In lieu of flowers, donations to Philoptochos Society of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, Weirton, West Virginia 26062. (Online Giving – All Saints Greek Orthodox Church – Weirton, WV (allstswwv.org)