Stella TsvetanoffAugust 31, 1923 ~ December 17, 2017 (age 94)
Stella Rosella Marie (Gibbons) Tsvetanoff, 94, passed away December 17, 2017 at The Assumption Village in North Lima.
Stella was born on August 31, 1923 in Ontario, Canada, a daughter of Willam and Catherine (Gath) Gibbons.
She married the love of her life, Jordan Tsvetanoff, on April 21, 1944 in Norfolk, Va. They were married for 73 wonderful years.
Stella graduated from South High School. She worked as a mail girl at Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company during World War II. She later worked at Youngstown Electric Company as a bookkeeper. She was also an active member of the PTA when her children were in school.
Stella and her husband were founding members and loyal parishioners of St. Mark Antiochian Orthodox Church in Liberty, where she was also a member of the Ladies Altar Society for many years.
Stella loved to travel with her husband, and especially enjoyed reuniting with her husband’s Navy friends and their families for their annual WWII Navy reunions. Family and friends were Stella’s love and joy. She enjoyed taking car rides to visit them, and was always looking forward to her next road trip. She also enjoyed working on crossword puzzles, and watching game shows like Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. Stella was a true “people person,” who was never without her infectious smile and cheerful personality.
Besides her husband of Youngstown, she is survived by daughters, Barbara Larson of Youngstown and Patricia (Dennis) Weiss of Liberty; a son, Jordan (Judy) Tsvetanoff of Struthers; son-in-law, Alan Chernushin of Boardman; grandchildren, Alex Weiss of Youngstown, Sarah
(Christian) Hunter of Hubbard, Tara (Steve) Kish of Campbell, Rachel
(Greg) Jackson of Canfield, Kara (Donald) Riccitelli of Boardman, Shawn (Jennifer) Chernushin of Sunnyvale, Calif.; Gary Heasley of Niles, and Jordan (fiancee Rachel Centofanti) of Twinsburg; and great-grandchildren Karlynn, Mackenzie and Alan Riccitelli, and Adam and Laurel Jackson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Linda Chernushin; son-in-law, Fred Larson; and brother, Jack Gibbons.
Private family services will be held at Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Poland. Interment will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman on Thursday, December 21.
Stella’s family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all of those who cared for her over the last several years, especially the staff of the special care unit at Assumption.
Memorial contributions may be made in Stella's name to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44512 or St. Mark Orthodox Church, 3560 Logan Way, Youngstown, OH 44505.
Condolences may be sent at www.beckerobits.com.