Panagiota (Yiota) Pastra






It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Yiota Pastra, co-Chair of the Organizing Committee of the
2015 EGOS Colloquium in Athens and an engaged contributor to our community.
Yiota passed away shortly before the start of our 2017 EGOS Colloquium in Copenhagen,
after a courageous battle against serious illness.
EGOS sends its deepest sympathies to Yiota's family.
Whilst Yiota is no longer with us, her joyfulness, generosity, professionalism, commitment,
and care will carry on in the EGOS community.

A Book of Condolences has been opened for those who would like to leave their thoughts of remembrance.
A memorial service in honour of Yiota will be held at the American College of Greece (Athens) on July 30, 2017
(for further details on the memorial service and memorial contributions to the Hellenic Cancer Society,
please see information below).

Condolences can be also send directly to the family at the following address:
The Pastra Family, 43 Fragkokklissias Street, 15125 Athens, Greece

Memorial service

in honour of Panagiota (Yiota) Pastra
Sunday, July 30, 2017, at 11 a.m.
Three Hierarchs Chapel at the American College of Greece
6 Gravias Street, Agia Paraskevi, 15342 Athens, Greece (
The service will be followed by a reception at the Deree Faculty Lounge, to share memories & stories about Yiota.
Light refreshments will be served. 
Memorial contributions may be made to:
Hellenic Cancer Society 
for the support of medical research on lung cancer
 National Bank of Greece
Account number: 040/481959-47
ΙΒΑΝ: GR31 0110 0400 0000 0404 8195 947
Swift/BIC code: ETHNGRAA
Reference: Pastra Memorial

Book of Condolences


2017-09-13 09:45
Rest In Peace Yiota.
We pray for your soul.
2017-09-01 13:58
Sarah Drakopoulou Dodd
A long-time Alba colleague, Yiota was a constant source of inspiration to her co-workers and students alike. Her warmth, passion for teaching, enthusiasm, commitment and vision were boundless. A much-loved friend, who will be very badly missed.
2017-08-22 21:45
George Dikeos
No words can describe Yiota as a person. Warm, honest, unique.
2017-07-31 14:46
Renate Meyer
Yiota’s warmth, generosity, kindness, her professionalism and thoughtfulness, and her laughter will be unforgotten. Impossible to believe that we will never again meet, hug, chat, and have cheerful times. My thoughts are with her family and young children, and all her friends. Yiota, we miss you immensely.
2017-07-26 21:52
Gianluigi Mangia, Paolo Canonico, Stefano Consiglio, Riccardo Mercurio
When we received the sad news, sorrow and discouragement were immediately mixed up and hit us brutally, as death can be: Yiota was not among us anymore. Some of us first met her during a cold Egos board meeting in Rotterdam, late January 2014. Her availability and kindness inspired us to do our best as future Egos organizers. In the following years, her smile and encouragement have truly been a great asset for the entire Egos community. Life had high expectations for her, up to her great human and professional qualities. None of us was remotely prepared for hearing of her death. We simply could not believe it had happened.
Yiota will always be remembered in the great Egos community and by her friends in Napoli: we will miss her a lot.
Our sincere condolences go to her family, friends, our Greek colleagues, and all who knew her.
2017-07-19 21:38
Andrew Johnson
Although I knew that she was ill, I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear that Yiota had passed away.
We were neighbours and friends when she lived in Manchester in the mid nineties, and had stayed in occasional contact since. She was kind, clever, loyal, and a good friend. I will miss her. My sincere condolences to her family, friends, and all who knew her.
2017-07-17 15:31
Pavlos Vlachos
Most of her colleagues were not aware of her health problem. She did not want others to feel sorry for her neither expect less on the front of professional obligations. I admire and respect her for this. Life lessons from a great scholar and great colleague.
2017-07-17 14:24
Christos Koritos
Yiota has been one of the most caring, supportive, and kind colleagues I've ever met.
I will miss her a lot.
2017-07-17 14:00
Mary Skordia
I was deeply saddened with the news of Yiota's passing. She was a brilliant person, lively and methodical, full of kindness. She will be missed and never forgotten. My most sincere condolences to her family and friends.