Christos L. “Chris” Dimkos, 94, of Camillus, passed away Sunday at home. He was born in Kato Idroussa “Kotori”, Greece on November 8, 1928 to Lazarus and Maria (Papou) Dimkos. While serving in the Greek Army, Chris, being an accomplished accordion player, entertained troops in Greece. Upon emigrating to the United States and residing in Syracuse, he continued playing for weddings and festivals and was well-known for performing at the Syracuse Greek Festival. He was employed by Prosperity Company and General Motors Corp. Chris then owned and operated the Willis Ave. Market and Fay Road Market for over 35 years where he was affectionately referred to as “Crink” by his customers. He was a communicant of St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church, where he was a founder of the entertainment (music and dance groups). He was also a former member of the church choir, American Hellenic Educational Progressive Assn., and the Pan Macedonian Assn.
Chris was predeceased by his wife, Sophia, in 2015; sons, Apostolos and Paul Peters; parents; and siblings, George, Phillip, John, Magdoline, and Anastasia.
Surviving are his children, Nicholas Dimkos of Syracuse, Phillip (Shiela) Dimkos of Camillus, Vicky (Don) Christo of Camillus, Peter (Diane) Peters of Baldwinsville, and John Peters of Camillus; grandchildren, Christos Dimkos, Sophia (Sean Wallace) Dimkos, John (Emily) Peters, Joey (Heather) Peters, Tia (Oscar) Rodrigues, and Nicholas Christo; and great-grandchildren, Oscar Rodrigues and Ellie Sophia Peters.
A Trisagion service will be held Thursday, January 5 at 4 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Relatives and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 6 at noon in St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church.
Chris will be laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse.