Christ "Chris" Himonidis

Age: 81
Born: July 04, 1937
Died: April 11, 2019

Obituary

On Thursday, April 11, 2019, Chris Himonidis, loving husband, father, and papou, passed away at the age of 81.

Chris was born on July 4, 1937 in New York, New York. He was a vivacious man always trying new things in life in order to pursue the best for his family. Chris proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged. After the Army, he worked numerous jobs with his final one as a school bus driver, making him smile daily. His family always came first in his life and his children and grandchildren were his pride and joy. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Chris was preceded in death by his father John, his mother Georgia, and his younger brother Peter. He is survived by his wife Ruth Ann, and their two children: Christos Himonidis (Emily) and Gregory Himonidis (Lisa). He also had five children from a previous marriage: Helen Murray (Ron), John Himonidis, Theodora Garf-Criscione (Ross), James Himonidis (Kim) and Alexandra Garrity (Gino). He is also survived by his 14 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 15 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Spring Grove Funeral Home, 4389 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, 45223. A service will be held on Tuesday, April 16 at 9:00 am at the Holy Trinity - St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, 45224. Burial will follow at Dayton National Cemetery (for immediate family only). In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45250 or by going online to www.ihelpveterans.org. Online condolences may be left at www.springgrove.org.

Visitation

Location: Spring Grove Funeral Homes
Date: Monday, April 15, 2019
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Additional Info: 4389 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223

Memorial Service

Location: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Time: 9 a.m.
Additional Info: 7000 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45224

Interment

Location: Dayton National Cemetery
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Additional Info: Immediate family only

Christ "Chris" Himonidis

Age: 81
Born: July 04, 1937
Died: April 11, 2019
  • Jacqueline
    Relationship: Granddaughter

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  • Jacqueline
    Relationship: Granddaughter

    Rest in Peace Papou I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death. ? ? My heart is hurting but I will always remember your joyous personality and lively nature. You will forever be my favorite monkey & we will always be yours! Daddy is so happy to welcome you into Heaven. ??? I’ll love you forever, Papou

  • Suzanne Marie Barkolas
    Relationship: 1st Cousin

    In life we all must experience much joy and unfortunate loss. You were a large part of my early childhood when we all lived together. Your smile and wit made everyone laugh around you. Never complaining...always worked hard. I'm glad for our times together and visits both up north and down south. That lamb shank in Tarpon Springs had you beat! You will always have a place tucked in my heart I will remember you always with love and laughter. Rest easy dear cousin till we meet again.

Christ "Chris" Himonidis

Christ "Chris" Himonidis

Age: 81
Born: July 04, 1937
Died: April 11, 2019