In Memoriam

3240308_wlppWarren – George S. Tsitlakides, 83, passed away Friday, July 10, 2015 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. He was born July 20, 1931, in Sevastiana, Greece the son of the late Stavros and Anna (Amanatidou) Tsitlakides. George came to Warren in 1956. He retired from WCI Steel as a steel pourer in the BOF department after 38 years. George also was the co-owner of the Greek Delight Pastry and Gift Shop from 1976 to 1985. He was a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, and previous Board Member, and presently a member of the Senior Citizens Group, YASOU Club, Icarian Club, AHEPA Zeus Chapter #88, past President of GAPA & Macedonian Club. George served in the Greek Army as a communication specialist. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Tsitlakides whom he married November 8, 2002, three children Michael G. (Sharon) Tsitlakides, Anna (Nick) Fantidis and Mary (Emanuel) Koupiaris all of Warren, four grandchildren Kosta (Erin) Fantidis, Eleni (Kosta) Velonis, George and Nicholas Koupiaris and one great grandchild Angelo Velonis. He is preceded in death by his parents, first wife Helen Tsitlakides, a granddaughter, a brother Pavlos Tsitlakides, and a sister Parthena Sideropoulos. Family and friends may call Sunday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. with a 4:00 p.m. Trisagion Service and there will also be an AHEPA Service. Friends may also call Monday from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel 1884 North Rd. NE Warren.
Service will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church with Fr. Constantine Valantasis officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Warren. In lieu of flowers Contributions may be made in George’s name to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund, 429 High St. Warren, Ohio 44481.

3186365_wlppMike was born on August 23, 1924 in Warren, Ohio to Angeline and James Pitinii. Graduating from Warren Harding High School, he was a member of the National Honor Society and Choir, where began his life-long love affair with great music. He also graduated from Youngstown State University, where he majored in History and Philosophy, his twin passions. He enlisted in World War II and was trained in radar, serving in the 579th Signal Army Aircore in the South Pacific.. Mike returned from the war to find the love of his life, Betty Martin, who would become his life partner for sixty years. They were the first couple to be married at the newly built St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, on June 4, 1950. They with their 7 children worked at their family business, The Niles Laundry, for over 40 years. Mike always said that “big families are for professionals,” and he and Betty were masters. He filled our hearts with great music, from Beethoven to Ella Fitzgerald. He read to us, great literature, from Walt Whitman, his kindred spirit, to tales of space and time travel. Mike and Betty enjoyed traveling, especially to Greece, California and North Port, Michigan. He was devoted to his family who will forever hold him near in our hearts. Mike’s wife, Betty, preceeded him in death in 2011. They leave their seven grateful children, thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: Angela Pitinii; Sunday Pitinii; Diana (Don) Bolger and children, Martin and Anya; Jim (Mary) Pitinii and daughters, Lukea and Nicolette; Cynthia (Rod) Roessler and daughters, Heather (Chris and children Anna and Joey) DiGregorio and Caroline; Linda (Murray) Davis and daughters, Allison, Marla (Will) Klatt, Suzanne and Laura; Anna Marie (Matt) Hood and children, Alfred, Elena and Michael. Mike had two sisters, Elizabeth and Clara, and a younger brother, Nick, all of whom preceded him in death. We release him, only because God wanted him more, to the universe. Family and friends may call Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with a Trisgaion Service at 5:30 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Peter Rossi and Son Memorial Chapel in Warren. Service will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church with Fr. Constantine Valantasis officiating. Entombment will be in Pineview Cemetery with Full Military Honors.

 

Ana868624stasia S. “Stassa” Revmatas, 88 of Platanos, Samos, Greece and formerly of Warren, died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon, May 23, 2015, at University Hospital of Princeton in Princeton, New Jersey. She was born February 10, 1927 in Platanos, Samos, Greece the daughter of the late Stamati “Sam” and Mary Pitergias Christ. Stassa was a homemaker all of her married life. She had worked in a laudromat in Warren for several years and helped her husband Jimmy at the family business, Colonial Shoe Repair in Warren for many years. Stassa was an active and dedicated member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking and spending time with her family and friends. Stassa had a wonderful smile that could light up a room. Surviving are one son, Stamati “Sammy” Revmatas of Howland; two granddaughters, Dimi and Lili Revmatas; many nieces and nephews, including one niece, Kali and two nephews, John and Stamati all in New Jersey and many close family members in Cleveland and in Greece. Her husband of nearly 39 years, Dimitrios Nicholas “Jimmy” Revmatas, whom she married April 21, 1963 in Greece, preceded her in death March 2, 2002. One son, Nicholas Matthew; three sisters, Thanasia, Ploutia and Georgia and one brother, Stamati also have preceded her in death. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2015 at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren with Rev. Constantine Valantasis officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday and 10 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren, where the Trisaghion service will be held Sunday evening. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Warren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 429 High St. NE, Warren, OH 44481. Online condolences may be made to the family and the obituary viewed at www.robertsclarkchapel.com – See more at: http://www.lanefuneralhomes.com/obituary/Anastasia-S-Revmatas/Warren-OH/1513359#sthash.xILOD26c.dpufHowland –

 

 

 

Gramate “Gigi”3096644_wlpp Macrinos, 82, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Shepherd of Valley in Howland. She was born June 4, 1932, Warren, Ohio the daughter of the late Nicholas and Clara Graham. She was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and also graduated from Cosmetology School and had a Real Estate License. She previously worked at Wal Mart as a Sales Associate for ten years. Gigi was a member St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Warren. She enjoyed taking cruises, traveling, cooking, and going to casinos. Her home was always open to family and friends. She is survived by her husband John Macrinos of sixty three years, three children Jeannie (James) Andamasaris of Howland, Stephen “Tom” Macrinos of Warren, and Nicholas (Tracey) Macrinos of Howland, seven grandchildren Tom (Heather), Jeannette and John Andamasaris, Elizabeth, John, John “JR” and Stephanie Macrinos, three great grandchildren Malina, Evangelene and Gavin, a brother Andrew “Andy” (Faye) Graham of Howland, a sister Kay Mahinis of Tarpon Springs, FL, and two sister-in-laws Alice Graham of Warren and Karla Graham of Tampa, FL. She is preceded in death by her parents, five brothers Evangelo “Angelo”, Michael Sr, Bill “Chico”, James and Steve “Owl”, a brother-in-law Theo Mahinis, and a sister-in-law Angeline Graham. Family and friends may call Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 5:00 p.m.Trisagion Service at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel in Warren and Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. Service will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church with Fr. Constantine Valantasis and Fr. Kenneth Bachofsky officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Warren. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Gramate’s name to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church 429 High St. Warren, Ohio 44481 or to St. Nicholas Orthodox Church 2053 North Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.

 

WARREN – Nicholas T. Kapolis, 81, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 3, 2015. He was born Dec. 31, 1933, in Velo, Korinthias, Greece to Athanasios and Vasiliki Papandreou Kapolis. Along with his sister, Katina, he grew up in Velo, Greece, during difficult times. Nick came to America in 1952 after being adopted by his aunt and uncle, Frank and Athanasia Kapolis. Nick worked for 28 years at Wean United and then 10 years with the City of Warren. Nick married Christina Kantakis on Feb. 7, 1960. They were blessed with two wonderful children, Rita and Thano Kapolis. He was a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Pan-Rhodian Society, YASOU club and the AHEPA Chapter 88. Nick is survived by his wife of 55 years, Christina; children Rita (Adamantios) Antonas of Akron and Thano (Anthie) Kapolis of Akron; sisters, Bessie Dascoulias, Esther (Pete) Zarafonitis and Marina Bartges; grandchildren Alexandra, Costa and Nick Antonas and Kiki, Christina, Niko and Elias Kapolis of Akron; a sister-in-law, Georgette King of Miami; a brother-in-law, Guste (Kate) Kantakis of Smithers, British Columbia; and nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday with a 6 p.m. Trisagion Service and from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel in Warren. The service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, with the Rev. Costas Valantasis officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery Warren. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pan-Rhodian Scholarship fund or to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 429 High St. Warren, Ohio 44481.

 

WARREN – James Economos, 76, died peacefully Monday, April 20, 2015, at his home with his loving family by his side.James was born Oct. 29, 1938, in Warren, the only son of Harry D. and Joan Asimakopoulos Economos.James was a proud graduate of Warren G. Harding High School in 1956 and was a lifetime resident of Warren. James attended The Ohio State University and was a 1960 graduate of Youngstown State University, with a bachelor’s degree in business management.James entered the U.S. Army in 1960 and was honorably discharged with the rank of captain in 1969, from the Army Reserves.James married Joan Pompos, at Heinz Chapel, at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., on May 6, 1961. They enjoyed 33 years of marriage until her death on Feb. 23, 1995. Together they had four children, who survive.James was owner / operator of the Saratoga Restaurant and Catering from 1960 to the present. The Saratoga Restaurant was bought by his father, uncle and a business partner in 1935. They will celebrate the 100th anniversary in 2016. Under James’ ownership, the Saratoga Restaurant has grown to be one of the area’s premier caterers.James was extremely active in his community and loved the city of Warren and his church. He was an active member of the Parish Council and served as president of the church council for three terms at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Warren. James also was a member of the Trumbull 100, National Packard Museum, Carroll F. Clapp Lodge No. 0655 F&AM, Grand Council 58 Royal and Select Masons of Ohio, Warren Commandery No. 39 Knights Templar, Pan-Arcadian Federation of America and the Order of Ahepa Zeus Chapter 88.James was a current member of the Trumbull County Mobile Meals Board of Directors, the Packard Park trustees and a trustee of the Warren Football Association. He was a past board of directors member for the Salvation Army and the American Red Cross.James received numerous accolades and awards during his life, of which the most notable were the Mahoning Valley Chamber of Commerce Pendelton Business Achievement Award, a Trumbull County Community Star and the Warren City Schools Distinguished Hall of Fame.James was an avid sports fan. He loved the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Warren G. Harding football team. He traveled to several major sporting events throughout his life with his family and friends, of which several NCAA Final Fours were attended, as was the Ohio State National Championship game in 2002.James is survived by his daughters, Dorian Economos Miller, Chrisi Economos and Jennifer (Robert) Economos Sudzina, all of Warren. He is survived by one son, Eric (Angela) of Howland. James is survived by one sister, Demetra (Norman) Black, of Stamford, Conn. James has four grandchildren, Alexandra Marie and Andrew James Miller, Evan James and Ella Rose Economos. James is also survived by his nephews, Max and Nicholas Black and Chris Pompos.Services for James will be 1 p.m. Friday at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 420 High St., with the Rev. Costa Valentasis officiating.Calling hours will 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. be at the church.James will be buried at Crown Hill Burial Park.We would like to thank Hospice of the Valley for their compassion and care. We would also like to express our gratitude to Larry and Carole Nicholl, for their caring, support and love.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Trumbull County Mobile Meals, the National Packard Museum,Warren, or St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund, in memory of James.Arrangements of comfort handled by the Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Home.

 

 

 

 

Warren – John W. “Caps” Ahladis, 57, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015 at his residence. He was born April 17, 1957 in Warren, Ohio the son of 3015317_wlppWilliam “Bill” and Anastasia G. “Tessie” Ahladis. He was a 1975 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School where he was on the wrestling team. John worked tirelessly at everything he did, starting very young at Apostolakis Honda with Uncle George and brother Nick. He was a skilled auto body man and industrial painter. Like his mother, he enjoyed music, from Greek to soul. The love of his life was his family, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, in-laws, brothers and sisters. He was a deeply devoted son and father, and his grandchildren were his pride and joy. He will be greatly missed. He was a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, United Sons of Fourni and Local 935 Painters Union He is survived by his father, William, a daughter Angelia (Jon) Clark, a son Michael Angelo Ahladis, three grandchildren Le’Aunnea, Jonathan Michael and Jaiden, three brothers Nicholas (Amy) Ahladis, Jeffrey (Elizabeth) Ahladis, Demetrios “Jimmy” (Nikki) Ahladis, two sisters Arlene (David) DiCesare, and Evangelia (John) Burzynski, his godparents Artemis and Thalia Georghiou of NY, and countless uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother Anastasia “Tessie” Ahladis. Family and friends may call Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 5:00 p.m. Trisagon Service and Friday from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel in Warren. Service will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church with Fr. Constantine Valantasis officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Warren.

 

 

Andrew J. “Andy” Callos, 64, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. He was born August 17, 1950 in Lewisburg, PA, 2998328_wlppthe son of the late John G. and Priscilla Callos. Andrew retired as owner and operator of Callos Medical Supplies Company in Youngstown, Ohio. He was a member of Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. Andrew belonged to the Penn-Ohio Barber Shopper and enjoyed singing.
Andrew served in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam Era. He is survived by his wife Dorothy “Dottie” Callos, two sons John Callos and Andrew Michael Callos, a daughter Jennifer Callos, two stepdaughters Tracy (George) Dickenson and Charlotte (Bryan) Morgan, ten grandchildren and one great grandchild, a brother Fr. Stephen (Christina) Callos of Cleveland, and three sisters Mary Ann (Robert) Tison of Baltimore, MD, Susan (Timothy) Ryan of Newton Falls and Evangeline (Christopher) Ramsay of Cleveland. He is preceded in death by his parents. Family and friends may call Tuesday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.and Wednesday from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel in Warren. A Service will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren with Fr. Constantine Valantasis officiating.

 

Pete2993686_wlpp S. “Pantelis” Sfikas, 92, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 2:30 pm at Trumbull Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He joined the love of his life, wife Bessie (Kontos) Sfikas who proceeded him in death exactly one week ago, Tuesday February 24, 2015, on the same day of the week and time of day. Pete was born November 1, 1922 in Clarksburg, West VA. He is the son of the late Stamatis and Chrisanthe (Skarlis) Sfikas. On February 10, 2015, Pete and Bessie celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary with family and friends. Pete and his wife Bessie, were restaurant owners for 45 years in Dubuque IA where they raised three children. Pete was a founding member of St. Elias the Profit Greek Orthodox Church where he served as President of the church council. In Dubuque, Pete was a Member of the Order of Ahepa where he served as President. On the district level he served as treasurer and Lt Governor before being elected as the 46th Governor of Greenfield District #14. He also was a member of the American Legion #1090, VFW and American Vets . After retiring in 1987, Pete returned to his wife’s home town of Warren, Oh. He was a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Order of AHEPA #88, Yassou Club and Senior Citizens. Pete served in U.S. Army as a Staff Sgt. in WWII the Office of Strategic Services, the original CIA where he was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star and the British Military Medal of Honor for gallantry in action connected with secret military operation against armed enemies. He is preceded in death by his wife, Bessie, brother Rev. John Sfikas, and sister Helen (Sfikas) Kalmukos. Pete is survived by his three children children Chrisanthe (George) Pirgousis, Stamos (Laura) Sfikas, Anna (Dean) Nikolaides. Grandchildren Andrew G. (Despina) Pirgousis, Kyriaki (Leonardo) Gonzalez, Peter S. (Lindsay) Sfikas, George (Ashley) Sfikas, Vicci Sfikas, Christopher and Antonia Sfikas, Dr. Maria (Andrew G.) Pirgousis, Kirk (Nicole) and Pantelis Nikolaides. Great grandchildren George, Panayioti and Nektarios Pirgousis, Chirsanthe Gonzalez, Stamos, Kiara, Alana, Ariella, and Hailee Sfikas. Nickolaos and Konstantinos Pirgousis and Dean Nikolaides. Pete lived his life with honor, integrity, strength and honesty. He dedicated his life to his wife, family and his church. He was the Patriarch of our family. There are no word to describe the impact he has had on our lives and everyone he met. His goal was to protect and care for his family and he accomplished it. We all will strive to continue his legacy and follow in his foot steps. Family and friends may call on Friday, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with a 5:15 p.m. AHEPA Service, a 5:30 p.m. Trisagion Service and a 6:00 p.m. Military Service and Saturday from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel in Warren, Ohio. Funeral Service will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church with Father Costantine Valantasis Proestamenos officiating.Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Warren. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Pete’s name to: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 429 High St., Warren Ohio

 

 

 

2988246_wlppHowland – Bessie (Kontos) Sfikas , 91yrs of age, passed way surrounded by her loving family on the 24th of February at Trumbull Memorial Hospital
She was born in Warren Ohio on March 5, 1923 and Married to Pete S. Sfikas. On February 10, 2015 they celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.
Bessie and her husband were Restaurant owners In Dubuque Iowa for 45 years and founding members of St. Elias the Prophet, Greek Orthodox Church in Dubuque Iowa where they raised their 3 children. After retiring, they returned to Bessie’s home town of Warren, Ohio
Bessie was a dedicated member of both St. Elias The Prophet Greek Orthodox Church in Dubuque Iowa, where she was a member of Philoptochos Society and Daughters of Penelope and St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren Ohio as a member of Senior Citizen and Yasou Club.
Bessie is preceded in death by her loving Parents, Nicholas M. and Anna (Karousis) Kontos, Sisters, Marigo Bourekas, Argiro Lagos, Irene Bogas, and Brothers Mike and George Kontos. She is survived by her husband Pete S. Sfikas, Sister Rhea Bournais,
Children Chrisanthe (George) Pirgousis, Stamos (Laura) Sfikas, Anna (Dean) Nikolaides. Grandchildren, Andrew G.(Despina) Pirgousis, Kyriaki (Leonardo) Gonzalez, Peter S. (Lindsay) Sfikas, George (Ashley) Sfikas, Vicci Sfikas, Christopher and Antonia Sfikas, Dr. Maria (Andrew N) Pirgousis, Kirk (Nicole) Nikolaides and Pantelis Nikolaides And Great Grand-children, George, Panayioti and Nektarios Pirgousis, Chrisanthe Gonzalez, Stamos, Kiara, Alana, Ariella and Hailee Sfikas, Nickolaos and Konstantinos Pirgousis and Dean Nikolaides
Bessie was the center of our world. Her passionate devotion to her Church, unconditional love and care she shared with her Husband, Children, Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren will carry us through the rest of our lives. She showed love and affection to everyone she met and would greet them with open arms. She was loved, and cherished by all who knew her. Bessie’s legacy of love and devotion will live with us forever. We lost an Angel! Family and friends may call on Sunday March 1, from 3;30 to 5;30 p.m. with a Trisagion Service at 5pm and Monday from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel in Warren, Ohio. Funeral Service will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church with Father Costantine Valantasis Proestamenos officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Warren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bessie’s name to: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 429 High St., Warren Ohio

 

Texa2973371_wlpps – William P. “Bill” Mitchell, 58, passed away Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Carole Young Medical Hospital.
Bill was born Marc 15, 1956 in Warren, Ohio the son of Peter and Eleftheria “Liberty” Mitchell.
He was a 1974 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. Bill moved to Texas in 1982 and had worked at the BP Oil Company in Houston TX. in quality control off shore department for 6 years. He was a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren. He enjoyed golfing and was an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes.
He is survived by his parents of Warren, two brothers Angelo P. Mitchell of Warren, Steve P. Mitchell of Flowermound, TX, niece Brianna (Jacob) Frank of Tomball, TX, a nephew Nicholas Mitchell of Dallas, TX, great niece and nephew Sophia and Brayden Frank of Tomball TX, an uncle George Foundoulis DDS of San Francisco and an aunt Christine (Gus) Katroulis of Grand Island, NE.
He is preceded in death by his wife Connie (Selman) Mitchell who passed away April of 2013.
Family and friends may call Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with a 5:00 p.m. Trisagion Service and Thursday from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel in Warren.
A Service will Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church with Fr. Constantine Valantasis officiating.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Warren, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Bill’s name to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church 429 High St. Warren, Ohio 44481.

 

 

George2932106_wlpp N. Makris, 92, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles.
He was born September 11, 1922 in Warren, Ohio the son of the late Nicholas and Ethel Makris.
He was 1940 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. George retired in 1997 from the Warren Baking Company as a route salesman after fifteen years. He had previously worked at Warren Sanitary Milk Company as a route salesman for thirty seven years and owned and operated Four Lane Grocery in Leavittsburg for ten years. He was a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren, AHEPA #88, United Commercial Travelers Association, I Carian Club, and the Yasou Club. He enjoyed golfing, making and racing slot cars and had won numerous championships at Dilly’s Raceway and was an avid NASCAR sports fan.
He served in the U.S. Army WW-II during the European Theater.
He is survived by his two daughters Dena Kay Manfredi of Howland and Irene (Wilbur) Hall of Warren, three grandchildren, one great grandchild, a son-in-law Anthony Manfredi and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Katherine “Kay” Makris whom he married October 13, 1946 and passed away January 10, 2007, and two sisters Dora Hafner, Mary Carby.
Family and friends may call Thursday from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel in Warren.
A service will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home with Fr. Constantine Valantasis officiating.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Warren.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in George’s name to the Philoptochos Society of the Church 429 High St. Warren, Ohio 44481.

 

 

 

Warren –2921484_wlpp Paraskevi Payiavlas, 104, passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 at her residence.
She was born July 24, 1910 in Chios, Greece, the daughter of the late Demetrios and Despina Kontolios.
She came to Warren in 1928. Paraskevi was a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren, and the Chios Society Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening and cooking.
Her whole life was devoted to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her two sons John (Mary) Payiavlas, and James (Pari) Payiavlas both of Warren, seven grandchildren Anthony (Pamela) Limperos, Thomas (Mary) Limperos and William (Patty) Limperos, Patrice Kouvas, Anthony John (Tina) Payiavlas, Anthony James (Dawn) Payiavlas and Nicholas Payiavlas, seventeen great grandchildren Dr. Richard (Dr. Maria) Limperos, Dr. Nicholas (Tonie) Limperos, Dr. Anthony (Mansi) Limperos, Andrew (Mary) Limperos, Dr. Richard (Lindsay) Limperos, Alexandra, Christopher, James, Marisa, Alena and Michael Limperos, Kristin (John) DeJohn, Kailen Kouvas, and John, Constantine, Alexander and Anthony Payiavlas, great great grandchildren Anthony, Michael, Gia, Niko and Gianna Limperos, and a brother Pete Kontolios.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Tony Payiavlas whom she married June 3, 1928 and passed away May 14, 1989, a daughter Mary Limperos, a son-in-law Richard Limperos, a grandson James Limperos, two brothers William and George Kontolios, and two sisters Maria Siderias and Evothokia Paxos.
Family and friends may call Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with a 5:00 p.m. Trisagion Service at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel in Warren.
A Service will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church with His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh and Fr. Constantine Valantasis officiating.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery Warren, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Paraskevi’s name to St. Demetrios Orthodox Church, 429 High St. Warren, Ohio 44481 or Grace Hospice 7206 Market St. Youngstown, Ohio 44512 Or Inspiring Minds 175 Laird Ave. Warren, Ohio 44483.

 

 

Howl2894810_wlppand – Gust Michelakis, 85, passed away Wednesday, January 07, 2015 following a brief battle with cancer.
He was born December 27, 1929 in Warren, Ohio, the son of the late Nicholas and Anna Michelakis.
Gust was a 1948 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. After serving in the US Army he worked at Van Huffel Steel before starting his 35 year career with Allstate Insurance. He retired from Allstate in 1993. Later he purchased and ran R-Cigar in Cortland where he loved his time talking to his loyal customers.
Gust was a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren where he served many years on the board and devoted countless hours to many fund raising events, especially the annual festival where he served as chairman for years and a member of the AHEPA for years as well. He enjoyed watching the Cleveland Browns and the Ohio State Buckeyes football games regularly and even watched the Buckeyes victory over Alabama New Year’s day from his hospital bed.
Gust is survived by his loving, incredible wife of sixty years Sue Michelakis, two sons Michael (Beth) of Ocean Isle, NC, and Tony (Laura) Michelakis of Southport, NC, and a daughter Debbie (Scott) Miller of Cortland, OH, seven grandchildren Justin, Lauren, Alex, Gabriela, Madison, Lilly and Carly whom he loved dearly, and a sister Kathryn (Pete) Leftheris of Warren.
Gust was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers Michael, John, Christ and Emmanuel Michelakis, and a sister Koula Skarlis.
Family and friends may call Friday from 4 :00 to 6:00 p.m. with a 5:00 p.m. Trisagion Service and Saturday from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel.
A Service will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church with Fr. Constantine Valantasis officiating.
Burial will be in Howland Twp. Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Gust’s name to St. Demetrios Greek Othodox Church 429 High St. Warren, Ohio 44481.

 

 

 

Stam825878atios “Sam” G. Hazinakis, 55, of Warren, OH passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at his home. He was born June 24, 1959 in Warren, OH, the son of Gus P. and Efthalia (Poulos) Hazinakis.

He was a pipe fitter with RG Steel for 32 years. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Sam enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycle, cooking and loved his pets. He was a member of Steel Workers Union 1375. He especially loved spending time with his many friends, including Bob Mullenax and Vic O’Rourke, and his family. He was known by many as “Uncle Sam.”

Sam’s loving memory will be remembered by his father, Gus P. Hazinakis and mother, Efthalia (Poulos) Hazinakis both of Warren, OH; son, Ryan Hazinakis of Newport, RI; daughter, Rachel (Joseph) Millik of Buckeye, AZ; sister, Tia Hazinakis of Warren, OH; two brothers, Pat Hazinakis of Warren, OH and Efthemios Hazinakis of Warren, OH; nephews, Kosta (Cindy) Hazinakis and John Hazinakis; nieces, Angie Alberini and Brittany Curtis; his girlfriend of 20 years, Donna Prychodnik; three great-nieces and three great-nephews.

The family will receive friends Monday, December 15, 2014 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the funeral home, where Fr. Constantine Valantasis will officiate and Military Honors will be observed. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warren, OH. Family and friends may view this obituary and/or send condolences to the family by visiting our website www.carlwhall.com. The Carl W. Hall Funeral home is honored to serve the family of Sam Hazinakis.

The family requests that material contributions be made to Animal Welfare League, 812 Youngstown Kingsville Road Vienna, OH 44473, in his memory.
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2794415Warren – Emmanuel Nicholas Michelakis, 75, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at St. Joseph Health Center.

He was born August 15, 1939 in Warren, Ohio the son of the late Nicholas and Anna Michelakis.

 

Family and friends may call Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with a 5:30 p.m. Trisagion Service and Friday from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel in Warren.

A service will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren with Fr Constantine Valantasis officiating.

Burial will be in Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church 429 High St. NE, Warren, Ohio 44481.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Mougian2773232is Gianakos, a lifelong resident of Warren, Ohio, born on June 28, 1924, passed through the heaven’s portal unto God most significantly on a radiant Sunday afternoon, October 26, 2014 at 5:20 PM—the day of the Feast of Saint Demetrios, the eponymous resident Greek Orthodox parish of which she steadfastly served the whole of her human lifetime

Calling hours will be conducted through Peter Rossi and Son Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, October 29, and friends may call there from 4:30-6:30 PM with a Trisagion at 6:00 PM conducted by Protopresbyter Constantine Valantasis and Thursday from 10:00 to 10:30 AM. Father Costa will also officiate at the funeral at 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 30, at Saint Demetrios at 429 High Street Northeast. Burial will be at Crown Hill Memorial Cemetery in Vienna. Afterward all attendees of the funeral are welcome to partake of the memorial repast at the Saint Demetrios Community Center on Atlantic Street, being catered by James Economos and family of Saratoga Restaurant.

 

 

 

 

obit_photoJoseph A. Mocella, age 73 of Warren, died at 12:03 a.m. Sunday, October 26, 2014, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. He was born July 26, 1941 in Warren, the son of the late Angelo A. and Beatrice A. Sellars Mocella. He had been a lifetime Warren resident.

Maria Pyknie Mocella, age 73 of Warren, died at 1:18 a.m. Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. She was born August 30, 1941 in Chios, Greece, the daughter of Helen Sotirakis Pyknie of Warren and the late George Pyknie. She came to the United States with her parents when she was seven years old. –

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren, where the Trisagion service will be held at 5:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Warren.