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Regina Skarvelis Spanos

  • On October 4, 2019

Regina Skarvelis Spanos, age 80 lost her battle with cancer on October 3rd, 2019.   Born on March 15, 1939, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Anastasia Skarvelis, Regina was a graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology (Margaret Morrison Carnegie College), where she studied Home Economics.   She started her professional life as a teacher, but soon followed her passion and cofounded with her best friend a successful interior design business for over 25 years.  She retired from her business, Country Chic, in 1999 and dedicated the rest of her life serving at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, where she served on the Design Committee.   She was most known for her dedication and work ethic with the annual Holy Cross Food Festival.  She was a recipient of the St. Photios Award in 2018 for her dedication to Holy Cross.

Regina was proceeded in death by her loving husband of over 56 years, James J. Spanos.  She is survived by her sons John (Julie) Spanos of Mechanicsburg, PA and Nicholas (Jennifer) Spanos of Venetia, PA, her grandchildren James (Samantha) Spanos, Andrew Spanos, Anastasia Spanos and Madeline Spanos and her great grandchildren Audriana Spanos and John Spanos. Also surviving are many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Regina was best known for her love of sewing and design, cooking and entertaining and spending time with family and friends.  Words can’t describe how much she will be missed.

Friends will be received Monday from 3:00-7:00 at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317.  A Trisagion service will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday.  Additional visitation will be held at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 123 Gilkeson Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15228 on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 10 a.m.   Interment at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.  Family suggests memorial contributions to the Holy Cross Agape Fund.

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

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Margi Kondrich
Dear SPANOS Family, I had the honor and pleasure of doing Regina’s hair for several years along with her dear friend Marge! They always came together and I enjoyed hearing all the family and decorating stories! Had the pleasure of meeting Jim and several family members and what a beautiful and loving family! I will miss Regina so much!! Margi K
Rosalie Curtis
Dear John, Nick, and all your family, I am so saddened to hear of your mom‘s passing. Remembering all of the times and occasions we spent together as friends and neighbors in Belle Mead are blessings forever etched in my heart. She fought a very courageous battle with cancer, but I am confident she is now resting serenely in her heavenly home. I will cherish her precious memory always. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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