Obituary of Anna Tasos Petroutsas
The stars look very different today as we mourn the loss of our funny, brilliant and true Anna Petroutsas. Anna was born on July 19, 1967 in Watsonville. She attended Moreland Notre Dame, graduated from Watsonville High School and went on to attend both San Francisco State University and Santa Clara University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.
Anna was known for her generous spirit, her dry sense of humor, and her graceful ability to speak truthfully and mindfully while answering to no one. She had an outstanding taste in literature and music and was always willing to share a good read, an excellent film or a fantastic mixed tape with anyone who was interested. She imparted us with a first-rate education in the arts, and we would be remiss not to mention a few of her all-time favorites: For a classic read, try Jane Eyre by Emily Bronte or for a laugh, Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. Watch Anne of Green Gables, Coppola's Apocalypse Now or anything by John Waters or Spalding Grey. Turn it up loud and listen to the Rolling Stones, The Police and David Bowie, followed by PJ Harvey and Paul's Boutique by the Beastie Boys.
Anna had a great love and natural talent for writing. Over the years, she had her work showcased in various publications and always left her readers wanting more. Cool as ever and adored by all who had the pleasure of knowing her, she answered to a variety of monikers, including Nanaki, Anna Chiquita Banana PeTROUTfish, Medium Anna, and Rappin’ Rockin Anna. She is survived by her steadfast advocate and loving mother Theodora Petroutsas of Watsonville and also leaves behind aunts, uncles, many cousins, nieces and nephews who will miss her beyond measure. She is pre-deceased by her father Tasos Petroutsas and her best friend, confidant and little brother George Petroutsas.
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