Joanne George Goumas

October 12, 1932September 13, 2013

Joanne Goumas (nee George), 80, passed away September 13, 2013. She was born in Massillon, Ohio on October 12, 1932 where she attended Washington High School and where her family owned the Massillon Sugar Bowl for over 50 years. She also graduated from Kent State University, was an avid tennis player and supported her community and family her entire life. Preceded in death by brother, Jim, she is survived by her husband of 57 years, Spiro; son, Pete and his wife Jennifer; daughter Kate Breth and her husband Mike. Grandchildren Kayla and Rachel Goumas and Nick and Tyler Breth. She is also survived by her extended Goumas and George families and many friends.

A memorial service and celebration will be held at First Congregation Church of Akron at 292 E. Market St, Akron, Ohio. Date and time of memorial service Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 11:00 am.

Following the service a reception wil be hosted by her loving family.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 12, 2013

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Timo Young

January 19, 2014


I was thinking of you and Joanne for some unknown reason this evening and happened across the notice of Joanne's passing. You two were very special to our family while we were in Akron. My father passed away 10 years ago or so. On behalf of Bob, Gordon and myself, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I will never forget the time we spent with you and Joanne at your home while my parents were in Europe many years ago. May God bless you and your family. Tim Young - Lake Tahoe, NV. (775) 852-8826.

September 28, 2013

Dear Spiro,
We were saddened to learn of the passing of your dear wife,Joanne.Our sincere condolences. May her memory be eternal.
With sincere love.
Jim and Diana Pachares

Diane Friese

September 20, 2013

I send hugs to you and your family at the loss of Joanne. LisaFriese ( my sister in law) passed along the information of her passing. You and Joanne were such good friends of Mom and Dad (Helen and John) and you shared many happy times together. I know that the three of them are probably enjoying dinner together in another dimension.
Take solace in your wonderful family.

Thinking of you.

Lynne H

September 20, 2013

My sincere sympathy to the Goumas family.
Joanne and I were buddies at Silver Sneakers. Though I didn't know her for very long, we became friends. I'll miss her smiling face.

Michele (Huff) Jagodzinski

September 19, 2013

Kate and family, our condolences on the recent loss of your mother. She was always such a lovely and loving person with a cheerful smile. May her memory live through each of you and her spirit shine bright in your hearts.

Frank & Angie Papatonis

September 19, 2013

You have our heart felt condolence on the passing of Joanne. May her memory be eternal.

Ann Paulus

September 18, 2013

Spiro and family, while I only met Joanne a few times recently, I could tell that she was a lovely person. My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead. May she be at peace in God's loving arms.

Ann Paulus (friend of Tim Duncan)

Chris George

September 16, 2013

Our condolences to all of the family. She enjoyed life and her family so much and always kept us up to date on the George side of the family. She will be missed. May her memory be eternal.

Chris and Marcia George and Family

John and Fofie Pappas

September 16, 2013

Dear Spiro and family,
We are very saddened to hear of Joannes passing. She was a very special lady. Please accept our condolences. You will be kept in our prayers.
Fofie and John Pappas

Brandi Harris

September 16, 2013

My prayers & condolences are with the families of Mrs. Joanne Goumas. May she always be cherished and remembered as a grateful woman who loved her family dearly. Someone as special as Joanne, will never ever be forgotten. Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends & family for strength, and remember how much each and every one of you are loved!!