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Evtehia Zamagias


1931 - 2019
Evtehia Zamagias Obituary
Evtehia "Effie" (Aspiotes) Zamagias, 88, of Pittsburgh, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, and the gates opened to welcome her. 2 Timothy 4:7 - I have fought the good fight; I have finished my course; I have kept the faith. She was born Feb. 19, 1931, daughter of the late Michael and Lillie (Peronis) Aspiotes of Ambridge. Effie was a faithful Greek Orthodox Christian who lived in and owned multiple businesses in Johnstown before returning to Pittsburgh with her family. She was known as the life of the party, skilled Greek dancer, wonderful cook and for her impeccable fashion (including her many hats). Effie's sense of humor and desire to live life to the fullest was adored and admired by all. Effie is survived by three sons: Demetrius "Demo", Michael (Elizabeth) and Marcus (Theresa); six grandchildren, Olivia, Noah, Octavia, Gabrielle, Alexis and Augustus; sister, Josephine (John) Mrkonja; and many dear relatives. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gus; brothers, August, Louis, John and James; and sisters, Mary, Frieda and Rena.
Visitation will be held from 9 until time of funeral service at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 2930 Beaver Road, Ambridge, with the Rev. Anastasios Athanasiou officiating. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the JOHN SYKA FUNERAL HOME, Ambridge.
Online condolences may be made at www.sykafuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Effie's name to Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh, free dental program for the underserved, at: Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh, c/o A Call to Care Inc., 336 Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
Published in Trib Total Media, online only on Aug. 19, 2019
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