Clearwater Florida. – Chris B. Kotsatos, 79, formerly of Warren passed into the arms of our loving Lord on June 27, 2022, surrounded by family.
Chris was born on the Greek Island of Chios on November 30, 1942, to Vasilios and Theodora Kotsatos.
Chris emigrated to the U.S with his family in 1956 settling in Warren, Ohio. Chris graduated from Warren G. Harding High School and attended Youngstown State University. Having served in the U.S. Army he was awarded an honorable discharge for his service. Upon returning home he was employed at GM Lordstown Plant in Lordstown, Oh. Chris wed the love of his life Irene Bournias and they left Ohio for Rockville, MD where he and his 3 brothers operated the Athenian Plaka Restaurant in Bethesda, MD.
Upon retiring in 2005 they moved to Clearwater, Fl. He treasured his Greek heritage and became a fixture in Clearwater's Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. His cornerstone in life were his family, his faith, his friends, and his cherished Greek music.
He is survived by his loving wife Irene, his son Terry (Kellicia) and daughter Deena Kotsatos Szakacs. His treasured grandchildren Nadia, Gita, Kaia, and Ava. His sister Maria Kefalas (John), brothers Modesto (Maria), Pete (Donna), Mark (Erifili) and countless nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Chris is predeceased by his parents, and his brother George & Michael.
Family and friends may pay their respects to Chris Friday, July 8, 2022, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church 429 High St. NE, Warren, Ohio 44481, with service at 11:00 a.m. at the Church with Fr. Constantine Valantasis and Fr. Demetri Constantine officiating.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Warren.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in Chris’s name to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church 429 High St. NE, Warren, Ohio 44481 or to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 409 Old Coachman Rd. Clearwater, Fl 33765.
Arrangements were entrusted to the professional care of the Peter Rossi Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send condolences to the family.
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
429 High St., Warren OH 44481
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
409 Old Coachman Rd., Clearwater FL 33765