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James J. Spanos

  • On August 3, 2018

James J. Spanos age 79 of Mt. Lebanon passed away peacefully Thursday, August 2, 2018.

Born on August 30, 1938 in Pittsburgh, son of the late John and Jenova (Kaites) Spanos, James was a student at Greenbriar Military School and graduated from West Virginia University.   He retired from Sales Management and marketing in 1999.  James was loved by everyone at Holy Cross Orthodox Church, where he served on the Parish Council and was a board member of the T.H.E.O.S School.  He is most known for his dedication and work ethic with the the annual Holy Cross Food Festival.  He was a recipient of the St. Photios Award in 2018 for his dedication to Holy Cross.

James was a loving husband of Regina (Skarvelis) Spanos for over 56 years, beloved father of John (Julie) Spanos of Mechanicsburg, PA and Nick (Jennifer) Spanos of Venetia, PA; cherished Papoo of James (Samantha) Spanos, Andrew Spanos, Anastasia Spanos and Madeline Spanos; dear Big Papoo of Audriana Spanos.  Also surviving an Uncle, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Family & Friends are welcome Monday, August 6, 2018 from 4-9 pm at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 123 Gilkeson Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15228. A Trisaigon Service will be held at 7 pm. Additional visitation will be held Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 10:00 am followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church. Internment at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery will follow.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Holy Cross Agape Fund.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.

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Joanne and Bob Gamba
  • Aug 4 2018
Dear Regina, We are so sorry for the loss of Jim. I just wish we could have been together more often in our past years. I always loved hearing Jim talk about his involvement in the Greek Festival, especially hearing about it and tasting your great cooking. Know that our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family at this time. Love and prayers, Joanne and Bob
Jim Smart
  • Aug 5 2018
To all the Spanos family, Our sincerest condolences on Jim’s passing. We were saddened by the news. Wishing you all prayers and peace during this difficult time. Kindest Regrads, The Smart Family
George Kokalis
  • Aug 6 2018
To the entire Spanos Family, My sincere condolences on the passing of Spanooch. I loved him dearly and he will be missed. I remember our visits to Princeton fondly (It was the first time I ever rode a tractor!), and I know that Dad and my family always looked forward to the times we could get out there. I also appreciated his guidance during the first Village Food Festival we put on. Without him, I do believe the publicity might have been a bit lost. He helped me find my direction. I will always be grateful. I wish the family love and prayers during this difficult time. Love Always, George (G.P.) Kokalis