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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Howard, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the rest of the West family as you deal with the loss of your wife and mom. It's been 20 plus years since I worked at the bank with you and Sandy, but the memories in Monaca remain dear and I can still hear her infectious laugh ! God Bless you all.
It is with heartfelt sympathy that I extend my condolences to you Howard and your family. I first met you and Sharon at the Holiday Camplands, through a mutual friend. It was her smile, her hospitality, her love for pitbulls that I will never forget. You are in my prayer. 2 Corinthians 5:8
Dear Kim ,Len, Emilee and Mollie,
We are so sorry for Your loss. Grandma Rita made us smile every time we were with her. The love she gave to us will be forever treasured by us. May You have peace at this most difficult time we are here with you all.
Love David Heidi Michael and of course Bentley
No words can express the loss of our dear camping friend. We will treasure the precious memories of our time spent with you, Howard and dear Maxine this past summer. You always had your thoughts and concerns for others , when you were battle the courageous fight of your life. You have now earned your wings, so soar away high my dear friend. You will always be with us in our minds and heart. Our dear friend you will be sadly missed.
Howard, Mark and Christina and all family members, my thoughts are with you in this difficult time. Sandy always had a special place in my heart.
Howard: We had the honor of knowing Sandy for many years. Her smile lit up the room or wherever she was. We will miss here and look forward to seeing her again when we are reunited in Heaven. You are in our prayers. Linda & Harold Gallagher
My dear friend it is with heavy heart that you may be gone but will never be forgotten. We will all miss you so very much . True friends are nearly family with papers . I can’t imagine a summer without you . We all know thru you exactly how campfires are made & marshmallows are toasted . Those nights are made for all around campfires & plenty room for more. Theirs peace in enjoyment with friends & family from spring thru fall & it never lasted long enough. Peace & Love R. I . P. Love & Miss you more then words can express. 💕🙏❤️
Fly high angel you’ll be missed I’ll miss our talks no more pain now prayers 🙏🙏 and hugs 🤗🤗 to the family
Dear Margie and Kristine,
I'm writing to extend my deepest sympathy for your loss. I know how close you were and I too enjoyed working with your sister at the Medical Center and hearing about Kristine when she became a Doctor. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love and God Bless
Greg, I am so very sorry for your loss. There are no words to give you comfort. But i will definitely be keeping you and your family in my thoughts.
Precious Sandy you will
live in my heart forever You were such an amazing soul kind , loving and strong. I am honored that I had the privilege of being your friend on Facebook and will forever cherish that. You fought a long hard battle now you are free from pain and sickness. RIP SANDY TILL WE MEET AGAIN I HOLD YOU IN MY THOUGHTS AND HEART.
I knew Sandy from grade school all the way through BFHS I talked to her once last year and she was so very brave, optimistic and upbeat! Her attitude kept her with us this long I am sure. I remember too that she was concerned about other's troubles even in the midst of hers. RIP Sandy
My mind knows you are now the Angel in Heaven that you always were here on Earth, but my heart is broken knowing you are no longer here for me to talk and share with you. Maxine brought us together and I know you will be watching over her and your family now. You were such an amazing woman, I will always cherish you. 💔💔💔
I’m so very sorry for the loss of your precious Mom. My heart breaks for you. Please know that you can call anytime. Love you. DonnaLee
Our deepest sympathy to the whole West family A great woman will be severely missed!
My prayers are with family and friends.
RIP sweet friend. Will remember always our great times during our school years. You will always be in my thoughts.
I worked with Barb at the Medical center till she retired. She was a great coworker. She was a very caring person she will be missed.
God called a beautiful and wonderful person home...our prayers and thoughts are wilh Greg and his family during this time of sorrow.
God bless you and strengthen you .
It is with great sadnes that we heard of the passing of Teta Barbie. She was a great woman and very accomplished; especially for her time.
She was a dear person and will be missed.