Chris G. Christos, 76, of Etowah went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Elizabeth House after a lengthy illness. A native of Newton Falls, OH, Chris lived in Cincinnati, OH, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Columbia, SC, Augusta, GA and Toccoa, GA before moving to Henderson County in 2008. He was a son of the late George and Josephine Christos. In 1968 Chris earned a BS degree in Marketing and Management from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. He was employed by Westinghouse Corporation for twenty-five years. During the late 1980’s Chris was on the lead team for obtaining the Malcolm Baldridge Award for Westinghouse NFD. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brevard and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hendersonville. Chris was a scoutmaster for fifteen years with Troop 100 in Columbia, SC. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Knights of Columbus and the Apple Country Wood Crafters. Chris was an avid woodworker who gave away over 2,000 small wooden crosses to anyone he met. He was a Henderson County master gardener.
Survivors include his loving wife of fifty-six years, Ruth H. Christos; daughter, Teresa Lantz of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; son, George Christos of Roanoke, VA; and daughter, Susan McKenney and her husband Neal of Hendersonville; four grandchildren, Holt, Taylor, Mitchell, Bryson; two brothers, James Christos and his wife Mary of Blythewood, SC, and George Christos and his wife Karenann of Rotonda West, FL; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brevard. Fathers John Pagel and Shawn O’Neal will be the celebrants.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Community Foundation of Henderson County, The Christos-McKenney Fund, P.O. Box 1108, Hendersonville, NC 28793.
Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018
Time: 11:00 am
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
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