Warren – Melba V. Zervas, 88, of Warren, passed away Friday, September 30, 2022, at the Hospice House in Poland.
She was born February 3, 1934, in Lansing, Michigan, the daughter of Steve and Mary (Stajos) Vanis.
Melba was a 1952 graduate of Sexton High School in Lansing, MI, and attended Michigan State University. She moved to Warren in 1959 and retired as the co-owner of Towne Travel Agency on North Park Ave. from 1987 to 2004. Previously she was a travel agent at the Worldwide Travel Agency at the Warren Auto Club for 10 years. Melba was a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren, and was a member of the Daughters Penelope, Philoptochos Society, Warren Civic Music, Republican Precinct Committee Woman and had volunteered for the local Heart Association. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Melba will be missed by her two children James C. Zervas of Warren, and Steve (Angela) Zervas of Cortland, two grandchildren Christopher and Melena Zervas, a brother Alex (Toni) Vanis of Okemos, MI, a sister-in-law Delores Vanis of Lansing, MI, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Christ J. Zervas whom she married May 9, 1959, and passed away May 20, 2014, and a brother Gust Vanis.
Family and friends may pay their respects to Melba Tuesday, October 4, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 6:00 p.m. Trisagion Service at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel 1884 North Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio 44483, and Wednesday, October 5, 2022, from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church 429 High St. NE, Warren, Ohio 44481.
A service will Follow at 11:00 a.m. at the Church with Fr. Constantine Valantasis officiating.
Burial will be Oakwood Cemetery in Warren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Melba’s name to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church 429 High St. Warren, Ohio 44481.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to Melbas family.
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
429 High St., Warren OH 44481