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Charles "Chuck" Rossvanes

December 24, 1927 ~ June 8, 2021 (age 93)

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Charles “Chuck” Rossvanes, 93, of Cincinnati, OH, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 8, 2021.  

He was born December 24, 1927 in Youngstown, son of Gregory and Helen (Flessa) Rossvanes.

Chuck married the love of his life, the former Ellen Ciotola, in 1964.  Chuck and Ellen spent 44 happy years together, living in both Sharon, PA and Boardman, OH until her passing in 2008. 

Chuck was a graduate of South High School in Youngstown.  He enlisted in the Army following high school and served in Korea as a Commissary Steward.  Upon his return from Korea, Chuck attended Youngstown College.  He relocated to California for a year, after which he returned to Youngstown where he spent most of his life.  Chuck was the Youngstown Branch Manager of Commonwealth Exterminating.  He later owned and operated Abco Exterminating.  A few years after the passing of his beloved wife, Chuck moved to Cincinnati to live with his daughter.

A lifelong member of St. John Greek Orthodox Church, Chuck was active in church life to include serving on parish council.  He was also a member of the Eastern Orthodox Men’s Society.  Chuck enjoyed golfing, bowling, home improvement and gardening.  Perhaps Chuck will be remembered most for his jovial personality, infectious laugh and his love and commitment to family, koumbari and friends.

Chuck leaves behind his daughter, Laurie Housemeyer of Cincinnati; son, Christopher (Wendy) Rossvanes of Canfield; five grandchildren:  Victoria (Peter) Barclay, Olivia Housemeyer, Charles Housemeyer, Benjamin Rossvanes and Nathan Rossvanes; and a sister, Mary (Daniel) Rossi. 

Besides his wife and parents, Chuck was preceded in death by his sisters Ethyl (Arthur) Mazarakis and Dorothy (Gus) Kavoklis and brother Nick (Lola) Rossvanes.

Visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 14, 2021 at St. John Greek Orthodox Church, 4955 Glenwood Avenue, Boardman, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m.

Burial will take place at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Boardman.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Sanutcci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to St. John Greek Orthodox Church, 4955 Glenwood Avenue, Boardman, Ohio 44512. 

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June 14, 2021

10:00 AM to 10:55 AM
St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Church
Glenwood Ave.
Boardman, OH 44512

Funeral Service
June 14, 2021

11:00 AM
St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Church
Glenwood Ave.
Boardman, OH 44512


St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Church
4955 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown OH 44512

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