- September 1, 2013
- Port Charlotte, Florida
of Alexander's Passing
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Alexander Chris, age 80, died at Hospice House, Port Charlotte, Florida on September 1, 2013.
He was born and spent his childhood in Nicosia, Cyprus, graduated from Samuel's Commercial School and moved to the United States in 1950 at the age of 17.
Alex's entire career was devoted to food service. Upon arrival in the United States he was employed in a family restaurant owned by his uncle in Kennett Square, PA. He was commissary steward at Fort Drum in Watertown, NY while serving in the US Army.
After discharge from military service, he was employed by a food service company for many years. While with ARA services, he spent 20 years at Sanford School as Food Service Director during the years when Sanford was a boarding school. He also worked at Chester County Hospital in West Chester, PA and was Food Service Director at Widener University, Delaware Campus.
After retiring from ARA, he was employed as Food Service Director at Tower Hill School for 15 years.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Lafayette Lodge No. 14, AF & AM, Delaware Consistory, Nur Temple, the Shrine Club, Ruth Chapter No. 19, Order of the Eastern Star, and was past Patron of Delaware Chapter No. 1 Order of the Eastern Star.
He enjoyed gardening, home fix-up, music, and the observation of nature.
He is survived by his wife, Edith DeLacy Chris.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday September 10, 2013 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 808 North Broom Street where friends may call beginning at 10:00 am. Burial will follow in Silverbrook Cemetery. There will be a Masonic Service at the graveside. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice House, 1158 Veronica St., Port Charlotte, FL 33952.