Chris G. Christos

January 31, 1942 - July 10, 2018
Chris G. Christos

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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.


Saturday, July 28, 2018
11:00 AM

Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Directions
100 Brian Berg Lane
Brevard, NC 28712

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  • July 26, 2018
    Carolyn Mahshie says:
    I remember the first time I met Chris down in Toccoa - he was getting ready to move to Hendersonville (where I live). Chris ended up working with me at Century 21 and the best memory of all was his rambunctious laugh - when Chris laughed it lit the room up - at least for me - it was a contagious laugh! I am glad that I got to know him. My heart aches for you Ruth and I send a warm hug your way..

  • July 27, 2018
    George G Christos says:
    Always My Big Brother

  • July 27, 2018
    Cheryl Anderson says:
    Dear Ruth, It is with deep sadness and a very heavy heart that I send my love and condolences to you, Teri, George and Susie. May you find strength during this most difficult time in loving memories, family and friends. With love, Cheryl

  • July 28, 2018
    Larry Vorbrich says:
    I am very appreciative of his participation at Apple Country Woodcrafters. He will have wanted it to serve generations to come and will in part because of his interest in wood crafting. RIP Chris.

  • July 31, 2018
    James A Christos says:
    A loving Brother