RIP Jimmy.

Just a short note today..

Chris' stepfather passed away this morning. He was a great man and will be missed by many. Please keep my mother in law in your thoughts during this difficult time.

RIP James Anastas.


James Anastas
(Died March 27, 2010)

U.S. Veteran James S. Anastas, of The Plains, died Saturday morning, March 27, 2010 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens.

He was born of Greek emigrant parents in Clarksburg, West Virginia and came to Athens by way of Ohio University. He had been in the restaurant, tavern, and candy business. He was also employed by The Athens National Bank and Bank One. A veteran of World War II, whereas he served as a sergeant in the infantry.

James is survived by his wife, Lynn W. Anastas; a brother, Jack Anastas, and sister-in-law, Laguardia Anastas, of Delray Beach, Fla.; four nephews- Joe Yanity III and John Yanity of Athens, Steve Nichols, Jr. of Austin, Texas, and Roderick Baarstad of Highland Ranch, Colorado; four nieces- Julie Mary Baarstad of Mesa, Arizona, Jennifer Yanity of Coshocton, Ohio, Catherine and Amy Yanity both of Athens; a step son, Chris (Sara) Patton and step grandson, Levi Patton, all of Canal Winchester, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Steve Nichols of Mesa, Arizona; a brother-in-law, Joseph B. Yanity, Jr. and sister-in-law, Joyce Yanity of Athens.

He was preceded in death by his former wife, Betty Gilham Anastas and sister, Mary Nichols of Mesa, Arizona.

Calling hours will be observed Monday from 2-4 and 7-9PM at Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens. Funeral service will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 64 University Terrace, Athens, on Tuesday at 11:00AM with Rev. Economos Michael H. Kontos, Jr. officiating. Burial will be West Union St. Cemetery.

Memorials gifts may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 64 University Terrace, Athens, Ohio 45701; O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, 55 Hospital Drive, Athens, Ohio 45701; or Appalachian Community Hospice, 30 Herrold Ave., Athens, Ohio 45701.