Barbara Marie Karavas

KARAVAS, Barbara Marie, 85, of Steubenville, OH, formerly of Toronto, OH, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in the Carriage Inn of Steubenville.

Barbara was born Aug. 16, 1928, in Toronto, OH, daughter of the late Steve and Lottie Sembar Karavas.

She was a member of St. Francis Roman Catholic Church in Toronto and she was a 1948 graduate of Toronto High School.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her sister, Katherine and her husband, Sam Visnic; her brother, Donald “Bunny” Karavas; and her nephew, Sammy Visnic of NJ.

Barbara is survived by her sister, Connie Stagani of Toronto, OH; nephews, Dan (Colleen) Stagani of Pittsburgh, PA, Robert (Jo Ann) Stagani of Richmond, OH; nieces, Stephanie Visnic of Pittsurgh, Christine (Steve) Lazarowicz of Florida and Debra Visnic of NJ; great-nephews, Steve (Erica) Visnic, Scott (Hana) Visnic both of NJ, Gregory and Tyler Stagani of Richmond; great-niece, Ashley Stagani of Toronto, OH.

Friends will be received on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 5-8 p.m. at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home, 701 Findley St., in Toronto, OH.

A Funeral Liturgy with Mass for Barbara will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Toronto with Fr. Thomas Vennitti serving as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Toronto Union Cemetery.

Family and friends will gather Friday morning at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. A vigil service will be held Thursday evening at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

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