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 Nickles Engagement

     Georgina Nickles and Walter Holder are proud to announce their engagement. Georgina is the daughter of Irene Nickles and the late Peter B Nickles. Walter is the son of Jean Holder.
     They are busily planning a future wedding.

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 Marinos.

Angeline “Angie” Grant

     Angeline “Angie” Grant, 60, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Pebble Creek in Akron.
     She 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 secretary 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.
     She is 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 

      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 Parking Authority.
     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, Tiegan Davis.




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