Economy - 68, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on June 9, 2021. She was the daughter of the late John and Lillian Solomich. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a nephew, James Ondrako. She is survived by her two sons Jason (Michelle) Fedash and Bill (Marcie) Fedash, siblings, Rena (John) Knoll, Mike (Judy) Solomich, Faith Dickinson, Marylyn Contenta, Joanie (Joe) Ondrako, John (Deb) Solomich, grandchildren, Mya, Justin, Emma, and Brandon, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and partner through life and friend, Willam B. Fedash. She was a graduate of Ambridge high school class of 1971 and was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. She worked as a manager for over 30 years at Pine Run Market. Stella loved her family immensely and most of all enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Friends will be received on Sunday from 1-7 pm, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 2930 Beaver Road, Ambridge. A trisagion service will take place at 1 pm to begin the visitation. Additional visitation will be held on Monday , from 10 am until time of funeral service at noon. Interment will follow at Sylvania Hills and Memorial Park. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Special thanks is given to the UPMC Passavant Oncology team for their excellent and compassionate care. Arrangements entrusted to The Kasper Chapel of Alvarez-Hahn Funeral Services and Cremation, LLC.
Ambridge - 84, born in Ipiros, Greece, Passed away June 1, 2021, at Heritage Valley Beaver. She was the daughter of the late Polixeni and Thanasee Valavanis. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Peter G. Banes, daughter, Polixeni Kouvaras, son, John P. Banes, three siblings, Takis and Odysseus Valavanis, and Paschalia Boyazis. Surviving are her children, George P. Banes and Lori (Vasilis) Kontoulis, grandchildren, Evyennia, Amalia, Yiorgo Kontoulis, Dimitri and Christo Kouvaras. Emily worked many years as a manger of Anderson's Candy Ambridge store. She had a heart of gold and was affectionately known as "Yia Yia". Friends will be received on Thursday , June 3, 2021, from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm, in the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 2930 Beaver Road, Ambridge, a Trisagion service will take place at 5:00 pm, additional visitation will take place Friday, June 4, 2021, from 10:00 am until the time of funeral service at 12:00 pm officiated by Father Anastasios Athanasiou. Interment will follow at Economy Cemetery. A complete obituary will be posted in Thursdays edition of the Beaver County Times. Arrangements entrusted to The Kasper Chapel of Alvarez-Hahn Funeral Services and Cremation, LLC.
Joan (Geskovich) Buffington