WARREN — Nick Economos, 91, of Warren, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017, at home surrounded by his family.
Nick was born Sept. 24, 1925, in Warren, the son of the late Zaharias and Ourania Economos, and grew up in Martin’s Ferry.
After serving in the Army Air Corp as a flight mechanic, he moved back to Warren. There he met the love of his life, the former Coola Pantelas. They were married 40 years until her passing in 1988. Nick retired from Copperweld Steel in 1986. He was a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren; Ahepa Zeus 88; The United Sons of Fourni; The Yasou Club and Senior Citizens of the church. Nick enjoyed following Cleveland sports teams. He looked forward to his annual trips to Ocean City, Md. and loved eating Maryland blue crabs.
Most of all, he loved being with family, especially his beloved grandchildren.
He is survived by his two children, Ted (Marie) Economos and Zachary Economos, both of Warren; four grandchildren, Sophia Economos, Christopher (Alexa) Economos, Marcella (Jeff) Pope and Tia Rufo; sisters, Antoinette “Toni” Mark and Sylvia Gianoutsos; goddaughter, Sofia Pantelas-Dovellos; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Coola, whom he married Nov. 7, 1948; brother, Harry Economos; and sister, Connie Gianoutsos.
The family would like to thank Dr. Gary Gibson, the staff at St. Joseph Warren Hospital and Hospice of the Valley and caregiver, Michelle Stineman, for all of their care and support.
Family and friends may call 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 429 High St., Warren, Ohio 44481. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, with the Rev. Constantine Valantasis officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Warren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made, in his memory, to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 429 High St. Warren, Ohio 44481.
Arrangements are being handled by the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Economos family.