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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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  • Oct 4 2019
John & Julie, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mother sounds like such an amazing woman! I know she will be dearly missed, but she touched the lives of so many through her work so her spirit will be with so many. Sending prayers and hugs, Erin & Alastair
Gail and Carl Clough
  • Oct 5 2019
Regina was our dear friend and next door neighbor for many years when she lived in Belle Mead. We miss her, Jim, and the entire Spanos family. We will be thinking about you, and we share some measure of your grief in this difficult time. Please stop and see us if you ever get back to New Jersey. We send our love.
Chris Clough
  • Oct 5 2019
Mrs. Spanos was my neighbor and very much extended family. Watching over all the boys invading her house, allowing us to enjoy the Greek food and Holiday traditions, spending later Christmas Eves with us. Only a few memories I will keep forever. So glad to have lived next to her and Mr. Spanos. Both of them and times with John and Nick made my young life so good. Rest In Peace Mrs. S.
Rod & Becky Pander
  • Oct 6 2019
Dear Nick,Jen and girls,we are so sorry for loss. We always enjoyed seeing your Mom and your father during the holidays. God comfort and keep you during this time.
Diane Hoenig
  • Oct 7 2019
Her family was her joy and you her family cared for her in her delicate hours with such sensitive love giving her dignity and security and making it possible for us,her friends,to continue be able to enjoy her warm company her humor, her positive attitude and her wisdom. She was forever gracious.She will be missed and warmly remembered. May God comfort you and care for you.
Margi Kondrich
  • Oct 7 2019
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
  • Oct 8 2019
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.