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


2017-07-19 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.