Erika ChristofilisCHRISTOFILIS

Erika Christofilis (nee Gross) passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at the age of 79.  She is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years,

Angelo, her daughters Christina (Michael) McPartland and Pamela (Jeffrey) Hay, her five grandchildren, Lauren, Brian, Samantha, Kevin and 

Audrey, brothers Valentin Gross and Walter (Susan) Gross and many nieces and nephews.  She was supported with exemplary love and kindness by caregiver Christian Kandouji.


Erika was born on August 14, 1942 in Ukraine and immigrated with her family to America in 1951, living in Virginia and Wisconsin before settling down in Chicago during her high school years.  In 1966 she married her sweetheart Angelo while working together at Mid-City Bank and dedicated her life to creating a loving home for him and their family.


Erika had a kind and gentle heart.  She loved animals, gardening, decorating and cooking, but her greatest joy in life came from being a wife, mother and grandmother.  She created so many happy memories for her grandchildren and her heart sang every time she was with them.  She was positive, humble and thankful until her last breath.  May God grant her eternal peace.