December 20, 1920 – January 2, 2015
Christos “Chris” Marasoglou, age 94, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 2, 2015.
Born in Kavala, Greece on , Chris proudly served as a member of the Merchant Marines and Air Force in Greece during WWII. He worked as the chef for the Sanford School until accepting a position as an assembler with General Motors and was employed at the company’s Boxwood Road plant for many years until his retirement. Chris also worked at the Kennett Square based Candy Kitchen and with the Hotel DuPont as a cook. After retiring, he worked for several years as a meat cutter at Three Little Bakers.
Chris was an ancient accepted Scottish Rite member of A.F.&A.M. Christiana Lodge No. 35 and a longtime member of UAW #435. He was described by all as a man of great honor and integrity or “philotimo” in his native language.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bella Peter Marasoglou. Chris is survived by his daughter, Maria Rapposelli (Vincent) of New Castle; grandchildren, Tabith M. Danyus Scarpinato of Middletown and Hareklia Rapposelli of New Castle; and 4 great grandchildren, D.J., Joseph, Bella and Gianna Scarpinato.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Ioannis A. Kehagias of First State Family Practice, Chris’ nurse, Alecia Paso, home aide, Ruthie and Jill, music therapist and the entire staff of Seasons Hospice for the tremendous care given to him during his illness.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Monday morning, January 12, 2015 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 808 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in Silverbrook Crematory, Lancaster Avenue and DuPont Road, Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.