Stella Charnas 1930-2018
HOWLAND — Stella Charnas, 87, passed away Thursday, Jan.11, 2018, at the Cleveland Clinic.
She was born March 13, 1930, in Chicago, the daughter of Peter Pantelis and Calliope Tripodis Katsaros.
Stella received an associate degree in accounting from the Cleveland Business School.
She worked for the U.S. Government, NASA for 10 years before co-owning and helping her husband in his business A. C. Charnas and Associates Engineering Service and Drilling Corporation. During this time she was also an active member of the National Society of Professional Engineers — Engineers’ Wives.
Stella treasured her family, faith and heritage and attracted all to her by her very social and loving manners. Her home was the center of frequent family gatherings and open to all. She had deep faith in the Lord, knowing that we are all in His hands. She was a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren and was active in their Senior Citizens and Yasou clubs. She was also a member of the Pan-Icarian Daedalos Chapter of Warren. Stella loved knitting and left numerous projects as keepsakes for family and friends. She also enjoyed traveling and days out with her friends.
She is survived by her children, Calliope (Mike) Perry of Warren, Chris (Michelle) Charnas of Niles, Peter Charnas of Warren, Penelope “Pam” Charnas of Chagrin Falls and Sister Theodoti Constance Charnas of St. Paul’s Monastery in Lavrion, Greece; seven grandchildren, Alexandra (Derrick) Bush, Ariana DeVengencie-McBride, Jason DeVengencie, Nicholas, Aris and Michael Charnas and Coco Aristea Benger; three great-grandchildren, Connor McBride and Penelope and Calliope Bush; a brother, Nikitas (Constance) Katsaros of Hinckley; and a sister-in-law, Argie Katsaros of Westlake.
She was preceded in her departure to the Lord by her parents; her husband of 58 blessed years, Aristithis “Arch” Charnas, whom she married Nov. 27, 1955, and who passed away Aug. 13, 2013; and a brother, Gus Constantine Katsaros.
Family and friends may call 4 to 6 p.m., with a 5:30 p.m. Trisagion, Tuesday and 10 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Peter Rossi and Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren, with the Rev. Constantine Valantasis officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Warren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made, in Stella’s name, to St. Demetrios Church Scholarship Fund, 429 High St., Warren, Ohio 44481.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Charnas family.