James M. Aspiotes, 71, of Ambridge, died on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Friendship Ridge, Brighton Twp.
Born August 9, 1944, in Sewickley, a son of the late Michael and Lillie Aspiotes, he was a former employee of the Borough of Ambridge.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Tiffany Aspiotes, and Michael and Melissa Aspiotes; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Jaime and Damon Bratton, Lisa Aspiotes, Sherry and Rick Thornhill, and Rachel Aspiotes; a stepdaughter, Amber Terrick; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Effie Zamigias and Josephine and John Mrkonja; 24 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He was also survived by a best friend, Elisabeth Aspiotes.
Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the GABAUER-MATTER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 1133 Church St., Ambridge, www.gabauermatterfuneralhome.com. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at New Hope Community Church, 592 Beaver Road, Ambridge.
Private interment will follow in Economy Cemetery.
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Joni I am so sorry for your loss i'm sure it's very hard to lose your son he was so young. I will keep
you all in my prayers.
We are so sorry for your loss!!
Prayers to all family members for their loss
My Deepest Condolences To Pamela and the Entire Knoll Family. God Bless
Rick was married to my closest friend. I also considered him a friend. He was a loving husband and took good care of his family. I am saddened by this loss and know Rick will truly be missed. I pray God's love and the memories of Rick will comfort his wife and family.
I will always remember the times we spent together. The numerous laughs and the caring heart you had for Ronnie and I. You will be missed dearly. Rest In Peace my second mamma. Until we meet again. We love you!!❤️❤️
Rest easy Aunt Clara! I love you!
Dear Kim, Kelli, Kristan, and Kevin and all your family,
My deepest sympathies to all of you. The loss of your mother and grandmother is a heartbreak no one can feel as deeply as you. Take good care of yourselves. I'm so sorry not to be with you this day.
Aunt Carol and I know Mike is sending his live and prayers too
My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Heard so much about you from your sister Martha she loves you dearly and said you was very special person. Warch over her and guide her with your love she herself is a very special person hilds a special place in my heart.
Uncle Bob always there in my childhood. Was like as second father. His daughter Diane was ike a sister to me growing up. He was right there for mt move from South Carolina following my divorce to helpool me to start a new life. . Now in heaven
am very sorry for your loss. I have been a patient for 15 years. I will miss Dr. Funkhouser greatly, always humming and singing and when I saw him. I will never find another doctor that I will be so fond of. The world has lost a truly wonderful, kind and caring human. As Dr. Funkhouser always told me “keep on smiling” Blessings to you all forever!
My deepest sympathy to the Funkhouser family. I will always be grateful for the wonderful care he gave to each and every member of my family (especially to my grandmother, Anna Lotz, and my mother, Catherine Eisler). He was always there to help us through difficult times. His kindness and patience will never be forgotten. And, he delivered my nephew over 35 years ago (Eddie Schinke). He truly was a doctor we all could count on. With love and remembrance, Becky Eisler Byers and family
Jay, so sorry for your loss. We as praying for your family. Love, Mary Jane and family
To the dear Funkhouser family, My heart breaks for you. My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Funkhouser for over thirty years and he has seen us through many a crisis; it is nearly impossible to imagine our lives, our health without his council, his tender approach, his keen eye for diagnosis, his clever humor, and his immense knowledge. If Dr. Funkhouser said do this, we did just that, and it was wonderful to have the greatest confidence in his directives and advise. We loved his office, the old timey Bo Peep silhouettes on the wall above the infant scale and his supportive staff; they were always loving and certainly a reflection of the standards he wished to convey to the people who visited him. We will miss them, too. What a rare, sweet and loving gem of a man. He spoke often of his accomplished children, his grandchildren and their annual summer trips to the shore. He adored his wife, and each year would describe her numerous Christmas trees that she installed throughout their home. I think he got a real kick out of life. He loved his family, his hometown and loved doctoring. His humanity touched how many of us? I know it made me a better person. As he aged and we aged, Dr. Funkhouser was always a steady, pleasant breeze in what sometimes were turbulent storms for my husband and me. He guided us through every cancer, every freaky test, every scary road yet to travel with the calm and assurance only some caregivers can deliver. In my eyes Dr. Funkhouser was a giant. My husband and I will miss him so much and we send our deepest condolences to everyone who must now face a life without him. God speed, Doc.
My condolences go out to this amazing family. I truly learned a lot around Dr. Funkhouser the little time I spent around him. He was a hard working, kind, and selfless man. God rest his soul, he was a gift to many.
Such a wonderful doctor and a great encourager when I wasn't feeling well or was down...he left me with a , HANG IN THERE JOHNNIE." Thank you for being my doctor of health and integrity for 23 years . May you rest and bask in the eternal light of God's Love forever. Thanks to the wonferful staff. Also .I LOVE YOU ALL. Godbless.
Dr. Funkhouser was my doctor for around 35 years, and my husband's family doctor for many years. He was a great diagnostician and could read people very well, to know how they would react to the situation. We didn't have to wait for months to see an actual doctor! We will truly miss him and he will be difficult to replace. Our sympathy goes out to his wife and family, along with his staff. May God bless you all and bring you strength and comfort, now and in the days to come.
Dear Carole and family.
I have no words that can express how I feel. My heart is broken. I love all of you !Jay and you will always be in my heart!