Amanda Marinos Karakantas
Ithaca - Amanda Karakantas
passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018.
She was born December 17, 1923 in Selinsgrove, PA to John and
Stella Marinos. At the age of six she and her family moved from
Sunbury, PA to Lewistown, PA., where her parents owned and
operated the Diana Candy Shoppe. Amanda began working in the
family business at the age of twelve, and continued working
there most of her adult life along side her brother and sister
in law, Peter and Carolyn Marinos, respectively.
She was married to Theodore Karakantas in July of 1951, who
passed away in June of 1984. After her
retirement from the Diana Candy Shoppe, she moved to Ithaca in
1994 to be closer to her son and his family.
She is survived by her devoted children, Paul and Katherine
Karakantas; beloved Grandchildren and great grandchildren
Adamandia (Dia) and Greg Ruocco, Isadora and Theodore; Demitra
Karakantas and Larry Abolaji, Apollo and Kingston, and nephews
and nieces. In addition to her parents and husband she was pre
deceased by her brother and sister in law Peter and Carolyn
Angeline “Angie” Grant
Angeline “Angie” Grant, 60, passed away Thursday, April 26,
2018, at Pebble Creek in Akron.
was born September 30, 1957 in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of
George and Vaia Costianes. She was a 1975 graduate of Warren G.
Harding Panthers High School and had attended Youngstown State
University for 3 years. She retired in 2006 from the Warren City
Schools System as a
to special education department for 19 years. Angie was a member
of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren, where she was
the organist for the Church for several years. She was also a
member of the Western Reserve Ceramic Club, GOYA, Maids of
Athens, Tsintzinian Society and Junior Crafts. She was an
accomplished pianist and won several awards in ceramics. She
loved to cook and to can.
survived by her husband Paul K. Grant, three children Peter
(Lindsay) Sfikas, George (Ashley) Sfikas, and Vicci Sfikas all
of Warren, two stepchildren Jacob (Nichole) Grant of Dalton, OH,
and Silas Grant of Massillon, OH, seven grandchildren, two
sisters Georgia (Markos) Ramfos of Athens, Greece, and Joanna
(Fr. Nik) Ferencz of Pittsburgh, and numerous nieces, nephews
and cousins. She is preceded in
death by her parents.
James P. Caravasos, of 341
Laurel St., Morgantown passed away on February 21, 2018,
surrounded by his family.
James was born on October 25, 1931, in Morgantown, a son of the
late Peter and Pearl Simpson Caravasos.
He was a graduate of
Morgantown High School class of 1949. James graduated from West
Virginia University with an AB degree and a BS degree in
Pharmacy. He was an officer in Armor Division US Army, reaching
the rank of Captain.
He served on the boards of Sundale
Nursing Home, Morgantown Transit Authority, and the Morgantown
He was a member
of Morgantown Kiwanis Club. He worked as a Registered Pharmacist
at Wells-Haymaker Drug Store in Clarksburg, McVicker’s Drug
Store, City Pharmacy and Suncrest Pharmacy in Morgantown.
He is survived by his wife Connie Jo Crow Caravasos, two sons
and spouses. Mark A. and Rhonda Caravasos of Morgantown and
Michael A. and Natalie Caravasos of Morgantown, along with one
Grandson, Xanthe, three Granddaughters, Amber Davis and spouse
Orin, Hailey Hill and Mya Caravasos, and a Great Grandson,