Steve N. Nicholas

Born: Wed., Feb. 18, 1925
Died: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Jan. 06, 2019
Location: Rossi Family Funeral Home, Inc.


7:00 PM Sun., Jan. 06, 2019
Location: Rossi Family Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Jan. 07, 2019
Location: St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church

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Stefanos “Steve” Nicholas 1925-2019 of Canton, Ohio joined our Lord the evening of January first. He was born February 18, 1925 in Oinoussai, Greece. He was preceded in death by his parents Nikola and Sophia, brothers, Stefanos, Mihalis and Yianni, sister Athipi and beautiful wife of 65 years, Anastasia “Tasoula.” Stefanos left behind his son Michael (Cynthia), daughter Sophia (Michael) Kazes, his two granddaughters Marissa and Anastasia, whom he loved dearly. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Eftichia Lemos, and countless nieces, nephews and friends.


A Veteran of the Greek Navy, Stefanos served during WWII and eventually made his way to Cleveland, where he met his lovely wife, and began his family, which brought immense joy to his life. More recently, they moved to Canton to be closer to their daughter. He loved gardening and spending time with his friends, especially in the mall food court, chatting for hours over coffee. He had an immense pride in where he came from and his family. Stephanos was a member of Saint Paul and Saint Haralambos Greek Orthodox Churches, a member of Senior Citizens, Oinoussian Society and Agia Markella Chios Society.


Family and friends will be received Sunday, January 6th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rossi Family Funeral Home (730 30th Street NW Canton, OH 44709), with Trisagion Services to begin at 7 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 7th at Saint Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church at 11 a.m., with Fr. Nicholas V. Gamvas officiating. Internment will be in Saint Theodosius Cemetery (8200 Biddulph Road, Cleveland, OH). Memorial donations may be made to Saint Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, Saint Haralambos Hellenic Dancers or Saint Jude Children’s Hospital. The family wishes to express heartfelt gratitude to Bethany Nursing Home and Crossroad Hospice for their wonderful care and support, as well as Fr. Nick for his numerous visits, prayers and comforting words.


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Harry Gianakis
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
I will cherish many fond memories of Theo Stefano, especially the time we spent working together during my summer vacations. During that time, he taught me what it meant to do an honest day’s work, and to never take shortcuts.

He was a ‘decent, gentle, simple and soft spoken man’. During all those years in Cleveland when I got to see him, I never heard him utter one negative word about anyone. Not one single word. If each one of us looks at all of the people & acquaintances in our lives, how many individuals can we really say that about? Not many, if any at all. This was a true testimony to his character and integrity.

I’d like to share one story in particular about him. In addition to the two of us, there were a group of painters that worked for my father’s company for quite a few years. Everyone put in a hard day’s work, packed up and went home at the end of each day. Seeing each other away from work was a rarity. Then, one day, Theo Stefano stopped by my parent’s house, and told us that one of the relatively younger painters (who had fallen ill) had passed away. As he was telling this to us, I could see him start to tear and choke up.

This story epitomizes the kind of individual he really was; no matter the person, he was always extremely caring to everyone that had the privilege to have known him.

Olympia Kallman & Steve Kallman
   Posted Sun January 06, 2019
Mr. Stephanos and his wife, Kyria Anastasia were the first to embrace us when we moved down the street from them. I have considered them as well as Sophia and Michael as very close family friends. Mr. Stephanos has been one of the sweetest spirits, the kindest soul I have ever encountered. Words fail me to express how much I loved being with him. I will miss his gentle voice, his generosity when it came to garden tools, his warm greeting every time I stepped into their house. I am sending all the love I can muster to the family. We have lost a very special person, but I trust he will always be with us. With much love, Olympia (Lilly) and Steve Kallman.

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