Harry Maratheftis

Harry Maratheftis

of Bankstown

Passed away suddenly at home surrounded by loving family on Tuesday, 26th December 2023. Beloved husband of the late Sonya. Dearly loved father of Phillip, and Krissy. Much loved Papou of Axl. Loved brother of Louis. Harry will be sadly missed by his loving family and many dear friends here and overseas.

Aged 62 Years
Reunited with Sonya

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Harry’s funeral service to be held at St Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church, 39 Atchison Street Wollongong on Friday, 5th January 2024 at 12.30pm. Following the service his funeral will proceed to Wollongong Lawn Cemetery, Wyllie Road Kembla Grange.

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12:30 pm, Fri 5 January 2024


St Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church, 39 Atchison St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, AU
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  1. Dear Phillip
    Sorry to hear about your great loss.
    May God repose your father’s soul and grant you all heavenly condolences.


  2. Dearest Phillip and Chrissy
    Such hard news to bear; I am so sorry for your loss. Harry was so very interesting as a person with a heart the size of Texas. He devoted his life to helping others and making the world a better place but still had room for fun and a passion for the good things in life. I know he loved his family more than anything in the world and the pride in his eyes when he would talk about you and Chrissy was unmistakable. May he rest in peace. Knowing him made my life better.
    All my love
    Linda Mudronja

  3. I had the pleasure of working with Harry at the Nurses’ Association for 7 years from early 1994 to late 2000. Our paths crossed many times after that. A big hearted man with a wonderful dry sense of humour. I shared his love of cricket and horse racing, and in 1998 made a memorable trip to the Melbourne Cup that he and his beloved Sonja organised for our small party. It seems like only yesterday when I was watching big Harry shouldering his way through that enormous crowd in search of an elusive winner. I’ll never forget him. He was a man of rare quality, loved and admired by all who knew him.

  4. Dear Phillip and Chrissy

    Such a huge loss for you – Harry loved you so much – so proud of his family.
    He was a vigilant and passionate professional and taught me so much when I was a newby at the Association and always there if help was needed.
    I have many happy memories of laughs with your Dad at work and helping me pick the horses for the Melbourne Cup !
    Stay strong he’ll always be there in spirit to guide you.
    Fran McQuade xxx

  5. Dear Phillip and Krissy,

    Our deepest condolences to you both at your loss.

    Also sending their condolences are cricket players past and present, the BDCA executive members, the BDCUA, and Bankstown Sports Cricket Club Life Members.

    Andrew Honey and Helen Moore

  6. Dear Philiip & Chrissy

    My deepest condolences to you both & family for your loss.
    Harry was a great work colleague ,always there to provide advice and support. He was always keen to ensure new staff were supported & provided with the opportunity to learn.His education sessions were legendary and you would always come away from them with a better understanding of the subject.

    And then there were the tips for the Melbourne Cup . Many good times and Harry will always be remembered.

    May he rest in peace .

    Take care.


  7. Hi Phillip and Chrissy

    When I first heard this news about your Dad Harry I was stunned and saddened. I recall many memories of working with your Dad and the knowledge and experience he had. I recall the many times when Harry would tell me almost every day his time line till retirement 2 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, 4 days and 6 hours was an example of what Harry would say almost every day LOL. Harry had a great sense of humour and was a wonderful person to know and work with.

    Sending you both and all the family my sincere condolences. thinking of you all at this time.

    RIP Harry

  8. Dear Phillip, Krissy and family,

    Sending my sincere condolences.

    May Harry RIP.

    Michael Silva.

  9. Dear Phillip & Chrissy

    So sorry for your loss. I was not able to be there today but was thinking of you all. Harry was always laughing at the antics of Nelli, Elisabeth and myself. Many times I would look at him and he would have that little smile on his face and shake his head at us.

    Take care


  10. I worked with Harry at the NSW Nurses Association many years ago, I have nothing but great memories of him. I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing and send his family, friends and all who knew him love and respect. We were all so much better off with him in our lives.

  11. Dear Phillip, and Krissy, I am so very sorry for your loss. Harry was so welcoming to me when I started working with him many years ago. He loved you both so much and spoke proudly of you all the time. My love and sympathies to you and all your family.

  12. I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Harry. I have nothing but fond memories of you Harry. The laughter and great banter will never be forgotten I am sending Phillip and Kristy and all the extended family my sincere condolences RIP Harry. See you one day on the other side. Sorry I couldn’t make your service today but you were in my thoughts.

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