George Aristidis Chichis

January 1, 1930October 13, 2020
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May His Memory Be Eternal

George Aristidis Chichis, 90, passed away on October 13, 2020, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born on January 1, 1930, in Lamia, Greece to Aristidis and Evangelia Chichis. He married Anastasia Liotiris on May 24, 1964, in Lamia, Greece.

George immigrated from Greece in 1955 to work on the Halandras Ranch in Meeker, Colorado. He returned to Greece in 1964 and met Anastasia, they married in 1964. When they returned, they moved to Ely, Nevada where George began working in the restaurant business. In the late ’70s, they moved to Wendover, Utah where he managed the Western Café for 11 years. George then moved to Salt Lake City in 1980, in 1982 purchased a restaurant, and named it George’s Greek Café. He ran George’s Greek Café until 2002 when he retired leaving behind his longtime friends and beloved loyal customers. After which he spent his time enjoying his family, especially his grandchildren: Matthew, George, Nikko, and Anastasia.

George was full of life with a very strong work ethic, but also had fun along the way. George loved to bowl and was on a bowling league with his family for years. He enjoyed watching and was a huge fan of boxing and he never missed a Jazz game. George was very active with the Greek Orthodox Church and belonged to the AHEPA and DIAKOS associations. He volunteered at the Greek festival every year, but his favorite pastime and passion were his grandchildren, being there when born, to starting school and graduations. Every day they were on the phone. He treasured his family and loved his wife with all of his heart. He is survived by his wife, Anastasia, children Evangeline (Mark) Hunter and Bessie (Dino) Tsortanidis, four grandchildren and sibling Spiro Tsitsis and family. He is preceded in death by his parents Arisdis and Evangelia Tsitsis, his sisters Paraskevi Tassos, Milia Fortatos, and brother Kosta Tsitsis.

Services will be held at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 279 South 300 East, Salt Lake City on Monday, October 19 at 11:00 AM. A viewing will be held at Holy Trinity on Sunday, October 18 from 5-7 PM. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Holy Trinity/Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church or the American Diabetes Association.


  • Anastasia Chichis, Wife
  • Evangeline (Mark) Hunter, Daughter
  • Bessie (Dino) Tsortanidis, Dauughter
  • George is also survived by four grandchildren, the Spiro Tsitsis family as well as many other family members and friends who will cherish his memory.

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  • Dino Tsortanidis, Pallbearer
  • George Hunter, Pallbearer
  • Billy Liotiris, Pallbearer
  • Mark Hunter, Pallbearer
  • Nikko Hunter, Pallbearer
  • Andrew Gilbert, Pallbearer


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  • Funeral Services

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Voula Christopoulos

October 18, 2020

Dear Chichis family,

We were very saddened to hear of George's passing. We remember the fun we had in Wendover and visiting the cafe in salt lake. May his memory be eternal.

With love,
Helen poulos family of Price, utah

Chrissie Colovos Taylor

October 18, 2020

Dear Anastasia,
Our most deep sympathies for your daughter's and your loss of beloved George! We are sure that the love George had for the Lord is not now failing as the Lord is good and knows our needs. We remember him in such wonderful memories and know you are grieving his absence and may the Lord grant you all His loving arms to surround you as you are in this difficult time of your lives and grant George mercy on his soul and eternal rest! Aionia I Mnimi Aftou!
The Taylor family, Madeline and Chrissie

Stacy Tselekis

October 17, 2020

Dear Tessie, Angie and Bessie

We are very sorry to hear of your loss. George was a very warm and wonderful man. May you cherish his memory and find comfort in it during this difficult time.
Αιώνια η Μνήμη
Our hearts are with you. ❤️
Helen, Dino, Angelo, Stacy and Voula

Jeannine and Warren Timothy

October 16, 2020

Dear Chichis Family,

We send you our heartfelt condolences upon the passing of your husband, father, father-in-law and papou. It was always so evident to us how much Mr. Chichis loved you all, because we could see his eyes light up when he saw each of you in church or at church activities. May his memory be eternal.

Mike Holmes

October 16, 2020

Dear Tessie, Bessie, Angie and Families-
We share in your sorrow and pain. George was a bright, loving and lively soul and lived life to the fullest. He will be dearly missed but the wonderful memories he created live on. You are in our prayers. Much love from Your family at Mike’s Custom Jewelry.
Mike, Doug, Katy and Barbara

Kosta Katsohirakis

October 16, 2020

Dear Tessie, Bessie and Angie,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing away of your husband and father. George was a wonderful man, and a dear friend to my mother and father. Our deepest sympathies to your families.
May his memory be eternal,
Love, Kosta and Georgia Katsohirakis

Chris Katis

October 15, 2020

Angie, Mark, George and Niko:

Our deepest sympathies to all of you on the loss of your wonderful father/father-in-law and papou. May his memory be eternal.

You're in our thoughts and our hearts,

Chris, Kelly, Gus and Niko

Annette and Steve Chaus

October 15, 2020

koumbari, we are so sorry. Our love and prayers to all. May his memory be eternal ❤🙏

Steve and Georgia Katsanevas

October 15, 2020

Dear Tessie, Bessie , Angie and family, we want to express our deepest sympathy on the passing of your husband and father. May his memory be eternal and may he rest in peace with much love Steve and Georgia Katsanevas


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