HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Stephen M. Comninos of Hermitage, passed away at Noon on Sunday, September 25, 2022, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, with his wife and family by his side, following a valiant battle with ALS. He was 40.

Stephen was born September 14, 1982, in Warren, a son of John and Linda (Bonta) Comninos.

A 2001 graduate of Hickory High School in Hermitage, Stephen earned his Bachelor of Science in business administration from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2006. 

Stephen married the love of his life, Misha (Boyer) Comninos, on August 24, 2013. From the moment they met, she loved and cared for Stephen every day of his life.

After graduating from IUP, Stephen lived with great friends in Tampa, Florida and Chandler, Arizona, before returning to the Shenango Valley  Stephen enjoyed his time with friends and family, often strategically cheating to ensure victory on game nights. All who spent time with Stephen were amazed by his positive attitude and relentless effort in fighting ALS.

Stephen had a vast knowledge and appreciation of all sports and was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, with a special love for the Steelers.

Stephen’s impact on those he met will live on perpetually and his constant positivity throughout his life and illness will continue to inspire for years to come.  

In addition to his wife, Misha and his parents, John and Linda, all of Hermitage; Stephen is survived by two stepchildren, Michalene (James) Perry and Ian (Stacy) Wingard; three siblings, John Comninos, Danielle (Michael) Fahy and his twin sister, Melissa (Sam) Faylo; his father and mother-in-law, John and Karen Boyer; two brothers-in-law, Sam (Melanie) and John (Jennifer) Boyer; five grandchildren, Olivia, Sophie, Addie, Kinsley and Juliette and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his second family, Rob, Joanie, Robbie, Nicole and Rachel Rainier. 

Stephen was preceded in death by his sister, Nicole Marie Comninos; paternal grandparents, Steve and Anna Comninos and maternal grandparents, Nick and Dorothy Bonta.

The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter, 416 Lincoln Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15209.

Calling hours will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2022, in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 E. State Street, Sharon.

A Celebration of Stephen’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2022, in the funeral home, with Pastor BJ Rudge of Truth and Grace Fellowship, officiating.

A television tribute will air Friday, September 30 at the following approximate times: 6:47 a.m. on WYTV, 9:43 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.