Steve P. Lemos

Born: Fri., Nov. 14, 1947
Died: Fri., Sep. 29, 2017


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Oct. 03, 2017
Location: St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Oct. 03, 2017
Location: St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church


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Steve Lemos, age 69, went home to be with the Lord Friday, September 29th following complications from an illness. Steve was born November 14, 1947 in Oinoussai Chios, Greece, to Panagiotis and Eftichia (Gianakis) Lemos. He came to the U.S.A., with his parents and sister in 1953, and settled in Canton. Steve was preceded in death by his father and brother in law, Xenophon Griveas. Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 46 years, Rebecca, children, son Peter, daughter Eva (Scott) Paradis, grandchildren Malaina and Steven Paradis, who were the light of his life and greatest joy. He is also survived by his mother, sister Mary Griveas, nieces Stephanie (Mike) Nastoff, Eftihia (Marcello) Frustaci, nephew Jim (Amanda) Griveas, whom he loved like his own children, sister-in-law Debra Zerbe, brother-in-law Gary (Julie) Zerbe, their daughters Laura and Jenny, Goddaughter Chrisanthi (Yanakis) Tzannes as well as his extended family and cousins, all of whom he loved very much. Steve was a graduate of Lincoln High School and attended Kent State University. He worked at the Hoover Company for 36 years. He was elected to the Executive Board in 1978 and continued in that capacity with courage, dignity, and loyalty until retirement. As a Shop Union Stewart, he was a proud advocate fighting for the rights of his fellow employees, a tireless member of every negotiating committee from 1980, delegate to many conventions and AFL-CIO member. In addition to his family, Steve's greatest legacy was what he did for those in need. He gave blood regularly, collected money from fellow workers in order to distribute to those who were laid off at the time and even in passing donated his cornea so that another may see. Steve was a Navy veteran, serving our country proudly during the Vietnam War. Though he immigrated to the U.S.A., he was always a proud Greek-American and a strong voice for the rights of others. One of Steve's favorite places was Anna Maria Island, Florida where he and his family enjoyed many special trips through the years. He loved to fish and especially loved the ocean, which reminded him fondly of his homeland, Greece. Family and friends will be received Tuesday, October 3rd  from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church in Canton. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m., with Rev. Fr. Nicholas V. Gamvas officiating. Interment and Military Services to follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Don and Rose Bardnell
   Posted Sun October 01, 2017
Our Deepest Sympathy

Kay & Gary Mottice
   Posted Sun October 01, 2017
We send our Deepest Sympathy and Prayers to the Family.

Harry Gianakis
   Posted Sun October 01, 2017
Another member of our family taken way before his time.

I remember visiting Steve and his family multiple times when they lived on Charm Street. His back yard was directly opposite those of his parents and sister (my godmother), who lived next to each other on Lynncrest. This made it perfect for many outdoor family get-togethers. I’ll never forget the softball & volleyball games involving the ‘younger generation’ while our parents chatted amongst themselves on the patio, which created so many wonderful & fond memories that I will cherish for many years to come.

Steve was generous, kind, compassionate and had a big heart. He was also a man of deep feeling, especially when it came to his immediate & extended family.

It is incredibly sad that Steve’s life ended so soon, and I cannot put into words how much his death is going to leave a huge void in all of us.

Becky, Pete and Eva: I know this is an extremely difficult & painful time for you. Always, always remember the good times & memories, and I hope this little poem gives you some semblance of comfort and strength.

‘Death leaves a heartache no one can heal’.

HOWEVER…

‘Love leaves a memory no one can steal’

Harry Gianakis
1st Cousin

Denise and John Bellas
   Posted Mon October 02, 2017
May his memory be eternal

Tracy Gandee
   Posted Mon October 02, 2017
Becky, Pete and Eva, I am so sorry to hear about Steve. He was a awesome guy who I remember through my whole childhood. He made you feel like family when we would come over. Which was a lot the way Sarah and Eva would always play together. Steve is how I learned to sing Happy birthday in greek and still remember this day how to sing it. Thanks for some great memories with all of you growing up those were the good old days. I will say a prayer for all of you. Tracy Gandee (Steigerwald)

Daniel F. Sciury
   Posted Mon October 02, 2017
I would like to extend my sincere and deepest condolences to all the members of the Lemos family. I am unable to make the calling hours, but I pray that God will give you strength during this difficult time.

Penny Sibila
   Posted Mon October 02, 2017
May God give you comfort and peace at this time! So sorry for your loss

Paul Arbogst
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
I remember attending Dueber grade school and being a friend with Steve while there. I am thankful for having known him and for his service to this country.


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