Dimitrios Georgiadis, 56, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with lung disease on October 4, 2020 with his loving wife, Eleni, by his side.
Dimitrios was born on April 26, 1964 in Kato Idrousa, Greece to Kostandinos and Kiraki Georgiadis.
At the age of 21, in search of "The American Dream", he emigrated to the United States, settling in Syracuse, NY. He worked as a baker, and learned to read, write, and speak English on his own. During those years, he met and married the love of his life, Eleni, and was blessed with two amazing sons, Niko and Kosta.
After his years of working in a bakery, he was employed by the Onondaga Parks department, where he became known as a very hard worker, talented machine operator, caring and helpful co-worker, and loyal friend. He took great pride in keeping the Veteran's Cemetery, Arrowhead Lodge, Beaver Lake Nature Center and Carpenters Brook fish hatchery looking their best! In 2015, he was recognized by the Onondaga County Parks Department, being chosen to receive the Distinguished Citizen award.
Dimitri lived his motto "family first" in many ways. Dimitri was an avid outdoorsman, sharing his love for hunting and fishing with his son, Kosta. He was a dedicated father, volunteering as a coach for his son, Niko's Syracuse Challenger baseball team, and encouraging his love of basketball. He loved spending time with his boys, and could often be found joking with them or cheering for opposing sports teams as they watched events on the television.
Dimitri was predeceased by his father, Kostandinos, and his sister-in-law, Frieda of Kato Idrousa. Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife Eleni, and sons Niko, and Kosta; His mother, Kiraki,; Brothers, Christos and Triantafilos of Greece; Many cherished aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
We would like to extend a special thanks to Ted Limpert for his sacrificial gift of time and talents to our family throughout this journey.
Callings hours will be held on Thursday, October 8th from 4-7pm at Burns-Garfield Funeral Home, 3175 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13224. Funeral services will take place at 11:00am on October 9th at Saint Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church. NYS Covid19 guidelines regarding masks and social distancing will be followed.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Syracuse Challenger Baseball at http:// syracusechallengerbaseball.com
The Service may be lived streamed by following the following link on Friday at 11 AM