Dr. Sevastiani Petridou

Obituary of Dr. Sevastiani "Tula" Petridou

Dr. Sevastiani “Tula” Petridou, born in Kavala, Greece on 1/1/1958, lost her fight with cancer, passing from this life much too soon, on 1/17/2022. Her husband, Robert “Bobby” Cutright, was by her side. Tula, as she was known by all who loved her, moved to the US from Greece to attend Syracuse University and then Cornell University, completing a PhD in Biophysics. Her love of knowledge would lead her to teach as well as complete medical school at Saba University, Dutch Antilles. She completed her residency at WVU Hospital, where she met Bobby, the love of her life. They married in 2006 and were nearly inseparable for their 17 years together. The other important love in her life, who meant the most to her, was her stepson, Kyle Cutright, to whom she was a loving mother, a mentor and great supporter. She encouraged him to follow an educational path that would lead them all to California. Dr Tula, as her patient’s would fondly call her, compassionately cared for them throughout her medical career while working at MVA Fairmont Clinic, Fairmont Regional Hospital, Mon General Hospital, Sutter Davis and Sutter Sacramento Hospital in California. Tula also served with Doctor’s Without Borders in Ghana, Africa. Tula lived a life filled with adventure, education and travel. Her family delighted in her exceptional cooking skills and immensely enjoyed traveling with her throughout Europe, the Caribbean and Mexico. In Greece, Tula was preceded in death by her father Giannis Petridis and she leaves behind her mother, Maria Petridou of Kavala, Greece and a sister, Chara Petridou of Thessaloniki, Greece. Tula is also survived by a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Scott and Denise Swiger of Fairmont, two nephews, Zachary and his wife Darlena Swiger and Isaac Swiger, all of Fairmont, WV. Tula leaves us with a legacy of compassion and strength. Friends and family may visit at the Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia Street, Fairmont on Thursday, July 7, 2022 from 5PM until 6:30PM. A memorial service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday at 6:30PM. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
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