Peter Orfanos 1931-2018

WARREN — Peter “Pete” Orfanos, 86, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at his home.

He was born May 17, 1931, in New Kensington, Pa., the son of the late Louis and Athenia Veneris Orfanos.

Pete came to Warren in the late 1930s. He retired as the owner and operator of the Central Social Club on West Market Street for 33 years. He previously worked at Thomas Steel Strip for 10 years.

He was a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren. He was also a member of American Legion Howland Post 700 and volunteered for the American Red Cross for 25 years.

Peter served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife Alana “Bernie” Orfanos, who he married Feb. 14, 1975; a daughter, Roxanna (Michael) Rubinic of Columbus; two grandsons, Alex and Ben Rubinic; a sister, Evangeline “Lea” Pihou of Canonsburg, Pa.; two sisters-in-law, Barbara (Michael) Delaquila of Howland, and Christina (Jim) Campbell of Howland; an aunt, Marika Veneris of Warren; and two nephews, Peter (Evelyn) Pihou of Canonsburg, Pa., and Michael (Olivia) Delaquila of Cortland.

He is preceded in death by his parents, stepfather John Nicolous, and a brother-in-law William Pihou, and two uncles, Alex and George Veneris.

A service will be 11 a.m. today at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren, with the Rev. Constantine Valantasis officiating.

Burial will be in Pineview Cemetery in Warren with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Pete’s name to the Trumbull County Animal Welfare League, 812 Youngstown Kingsville Road SE, Vienna, OH 44473 or St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 429 High St., Warren, OH 44481.

Arrangements are being handled by the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, OH 44483.

Family and friends may visit www.peterrossieandsonfh.com to view this obituary sign the guestbook and send condolences to the Orfanos family.

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