Farewell Despina

By Tracie Onstad Bills, Executive Director, California Resource Recovery Association, 6/6/2022

Despina Kreatsoulas, CRRA Director of Events and past Director of Administration, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2022 after battling terminal cancer. This is an incredible loss for CRRA, for her family and for the many others with whom she shared her passion for life.

Despina was incredibly proud of her Greek heritage. Each year she would travel to Greece, often twice a year for a week or two, while she worked full-time for CRRA. I think we can all say that she did not miss a beat. For the CRRA community, Despina’s competence, persistence and caring were evident each day. She uniquely and effectively helped make CRRA the strong, vibrant organization that it is today.

Despina was also co-founder of Politismos Museum of Greek History, an on-line museum that also hosts pop-up exhibits, lectures and children’s programs. In lieu of flowers, the family humbly requests a memorial donation to:

The Politismos Museum of Greek History
c/o The Hellenic Museum of Michigan
67 E. Kirby St.
Detroit, MI 48202