NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Christos ‘Chris’ G. Koumantzelis, 88, recently passed away at his home with his loving family by his side.
Chris was born on November 26, 1932 in Lowell, Massachusetts, a son of the late George and Georgia (Makris) Koumantzelis.
He was a graduate of Lowell High School and later went onto receive his Bachelor of Education at Bridgewater University, in Bridgewater, MA.
Chris was a History teacher at Tewksbury High School for over twenty-seven years. He also was the coach of the Tewksbury High School Tennis Team. Chris was a member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell, and also a member of the AHEPA in Lowell.
Chris's greatest joy was spending time with his family. He was an avid tennis and ping pong player and enjoyed watching the Red Sox and the major tennis tournaments on television. His other interests included reading, listening to Swing music and Greek music, and traveling with his wife Iris.
Chris's family would like to thank the staff at Edgewood Retirement Community for their services and help.
Chris is survived by his loving wife of sixty years, Iris (Rentzeperis) Koumantzelis, three daughters, Pamela Flower and her husband Craig, Diane Sonberg and her husband Kenneth, and Suzanne McCormac; eight grandchildren, Kelsey, Audrey, and Matthew Flower, Emma, Justin and Mia Sonberg, Chloe and Ian McCormac; also his two sisters-in-law, Georgia Koumantzelis and Vaia Koumantzelis; and many nieces and nephews.
Chris was pre-deceased by his brothers, Alcibiades, John, William and his wife Claire, Nicholas, and Arthur, and by his sister Joanne Leonsis and her husband Lou.