Connie Elaine Fatseas, age 67, passed away peacefully in Kobacker House after a brief illness.
She was the oldest of four children born in South Buffalo Township near Freeport, Pa., to Kenneth Briggs Acre and Betty Louise (Rimmel) Acre. Connie graduated from Freeport High School, Freeport, Pa., and Clarisa School of Design, Pittsburgh, Pa. She married Emanuel Thomas Fatseas from Vandergrift, Pa., in 1973 and joined him in Ohio where they resided their entire life, mostly in the greater Columbus area and lastly in Sycamore.
Connie was passionate about childhood nutrition which she followed into a career in school food service for 29 years, briefly as a cook, then for the last 20 years as the director of food service, first for Grandview Heights City Schools, then for Reynoldsburg City Schools, retiring in 2013.
Connie founded and led a nonprofit summer meal program for children in need and was an active volunteer at the Seneca County Department of Aging. She had a lifelong passion for reading and participated in many literary groups.
Connie is survived by her husband of 44 years; a sister, Nancy Eckman of Murrysville, Pa.; a brother, Kenneth (Cathy) Acre of Marysville, Tenn.; a daughter, Jennifer Fatseas Miller (Jason) of Sycamore; a son, Jeffrey Thomas Fatseas (Shannon) of Columbus; five grandchildren (Hannah, Olivia, Emily and Gracie Miller and in utero, Beau Fatseas); and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Virginia Daly (Robert).
Funeral services for Connie were held on Saturday, Oct. 7, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Sycamore, with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. Visitation was held prior to the service at the church.
Memorial contributions can be made to Kobacker House (Hospice), 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, OH 43214, or Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, OH 44882.