Rebecca Conrad Spanos went to her eternal rest on March 23, 2023.
Becky was born on August 1, 1938 in Stearns, KY. She was a proud native Kentuckian, though she spent most of her life in Pittsburgh. She graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) with a degree in Secretarial Studies, and completed the Diaconate program and a Masters in Missions at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry (now Trinity School for Ministry). After surviving Polio as a teenager, Becky spent many years of her life in pain. Despite this, she dedicated herself to serving others as a Vocational Deacon in the Episcopal and Anglican Churches and as an advocate for life from beginning to end.
Becky was married to Tasso Spanos for nearly 60 years until his death in 2021. She was the proud mother to Mark (Toni) of Pittsburgh, PA, and Matt (Joanna) of Blacklick, Ohio, and sister to Bobbi of Fort Myers, FL. Two of her greatest joys in life were her grandchildren, Benny and Mairen. She also loved the cats, dogs, and other animals who found their way into her home and heart through the years.
Becky is survived not only by the family she loved, including many cousins, nieces and nephews, but the multitude of friends she made in life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tasso, parents, Robert and Jane Conrad, and her sisters, Janet Conover and Priscilla Banze.
Becky loved music. Symphonies, Chamber Music, Opera, Jazz, and Big Band (especially when she could dance with Tasso) were all among her favorites. She was a skilled pianist, having studied from an early age. She also loved to sing and would wish us to remember her strong alto voice as a member of the Chautauqua Motet Choir, the Chautauqua Choir, the Pittsburgh Oratorio Society, and many church choirs.
Becky’s true passion was for her servant ministry, especially to the homeless and the mentally ill. The many churches she served throughout the years became her family. She remembered each fondly.
A memorial service will be held on April 15, 2023 at 11 AM with visitation prior to the service at 10 AM at Saint Andrew’s Anglican Church, 7521 S. Old State Road, Lewis Center, OH 43035. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to Shepherd’s Heart Fellowship & Veterans Home, 13 Pride Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or your local animal shelter.