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Christos Evangelos Dantos

Christos Evangelos Dantos
  • December 18, 1958 - October 2, 2016
  • Granby, Connecticut

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“My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family. May the Almighty God who binds up the broken hearts and comforts all who mourns, sustain you during...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear of your loss and may God comfort you during this difficult time ( John 11 : 25 ). ”
2 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“I met Chris when I came to Hamilton in 1999 and I can remember thinking that a guy this nice would have a difficult time leading and getting things...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: Edward Francis - Branford, CT

“My prayers to Chris and his family. I had the pleasure of working with Chris to resolve the Spacesuit oxygen regulator problems back 15 years ago....Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: John Steele - New Hartford, CT

“My prayers to Christine, Stephanie, and Evan. I never met you, but worked with Chris for many decades.Chris could make the hardest problems seem...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Eric Newman - Guntersville, AL

“Christine, Evan and Stephanie, We are so sorry to learn of your loss. As is evident by all these wonderful tributes Chris was a man who impacted...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Freda Family - West Hartford, CT

“Dear Dantos Family,I am terribly sorry for your loss. Chris was truly a remarkable individual and it was a privilege to spend time with him. He was...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Christopher Seitz - Pennington, NJ

“May you rest in peace Chris. You will certainly be missed. I will always remember our days in California working on the solar power project. Even...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Paula Hay

“I had the pleasure of working with Chris when he was in charge of the Ground Support Equipment Group at HS. Chris was a true gentleman; a unique...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Bill Scaia - Simsbury, CT

“I was terribly saddened to learn of Chris's passing. To echo what has already been said, Chris was a great friend and colleague. I had the privilege...Read More »
10 of 31 | Posted by: Alan Plough

“The Mooney's have been saddened by the news of Chris's passing. We enjoyed every game sideline we shared with him. His warm smile and sportsmanship...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: Jennifer Mooney - Granby, CT

“Chris was truly one in a million. I had the pleasure of working with him for over 30 years. He approached his work with dedication and good humor...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Mike Gan

“Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear husband / father.....May the many great memories help you through the days ahead....Loukia and Tony...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: Lucia Kazakos - Wethersfield, CT

“Chris was an amazing person who was always positive and fun to be around. He has been a great friend and mentor that was very giving of his time and...Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: Bob Kenneally

“Christine, Stephanie and Evan, We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We will...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: Patricia and David Ellis - Granby, CT

“Dear Dantos Family,Sorry for your loss. Christo was very special. Those of us who had the privilege to meet, know, and work with him will never...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Nick Grigoriadis - Suffield, CT

“To the Dantos family,I echo the kind words said about Chris's character as a person. He was sincere with all that he did and said. He provided...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Kevin Montemagni - Chicopee, MA

“Chris will be deeply missed by all his friends and co-workers at UTAS. He maintained a strong positive outlook throughout his struggle with his this...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Bob Gleason - Springfield, MA

“Chris was the warmest and most genuine person I have ever had the honor to know. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. ”
19 of 31 | Posted by: Tedd Lima

“Dantos Family, I am deeply saddened to learn of Chris' passing. I had the privilege of working with Chris and he was always the consummate...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: Valerie Griffin - Lake Mary, FL

“My condolences to the family. Chris was a really great person. Always there to help. I filled in for his admin when she wasn't there. Always a...Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: Clair Palmer - Windsor Locks

“I am deeply saddened to hear of Chris' passing. He was a gentleman and a scholar. Hard working and big hearted. Always a pleasure to work with and...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: Tom Chase - Barkhamsted, CT

“Christine, Stephanie and Evan - so sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of working for Chris for several years in Space Systems and can attest...Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Rich Connor - West Springfield, MA

“Chris was the kind of manager everyone wishes for. He worked as hard as everyone else, he was kind, and he always kept his word. He hosted a holiday...Read More »
24 of 31 | Posted by: Tina Carnelli - South Windsor, CT

“Dear Christine, Evan and Steph, it was my pleasure to work with Chris for 6 years before I retired and he was the best boss I'd ever had mostly...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“Some of my best working years were spent in the office alongside Chris at UTC. A true gentleman, scholar and family man. Incredible work ethic...Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: Stuart Adendorff - Simsbury, CT

“Our deepest sympathy. I also enjoyed working with Chris - he was always willing to help and a true professional.Our thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: Michele Lewis - Westfield, MA

“John and I will remember Chris' humor and wit. We remember on Ann Marie's birthday; Chris 'playing' chauffer with cap and all, for us partiers! Thank...Read More »
28 of 31 | Posted by: Karen Needham - N. Granby, CT

“John and I will always remember Chris's humor and wit. We remember our trip on Ann Marie's birthday as he 'played' chauffer with cap at all - for us...Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: Karen Needham - N. Granby, CT

“Our sincerest condolences to the Dantos familyBrightStar Care of Hartford, team of caregivers, nurses, and staff ”
30 of 31 | Posted by: Laurie Foster - Windsor Locks, CT

“Dantos family, so sorry for your loss. Chris was certainly a special person who was blessed to have a loving, caring, and strong family in his life. ...Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: Tim & Deb Lenihan - Granby, CT


Christos Evangelos Dantos, 57, of Granby, beloved husband of Christine Dantos, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2016 surrounded by his family. Born in Tacoma, Washington on December 18, 1958, the son of Erma Dantos of Annapolis, Maryland and the late Colonel Evangelos Dantos. Chris grew up on and around Army bases in Germany, Washington, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland and finally, Greece. Chris graduated from Arundel High School in Maryland in 1976 and continued his education at Villanova University earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering. While at Villanova he met his lifelong best friends. His circle of friends enlarged as he settled in Granby. A dedicated and loyal friend, he was passionate about the people in his life. Chris later earned his MBA from the University of Hartford in 1989. Chris worked at UTC Aerospace for 36 years and held a number of leadership positions including managing the portfolio of Space and Defense programs, as well as the aerospace ground support equipment business. In 2001, Chris was awarded NASA's Public Service Medal, the agency's highest honor given to a non-federal employee. Chris headed a team of experts working tirelessly to resolve a critical issue to NASA. He led by example, letting his own personal standards of excellence, ethics and qualities to set the bar and he was highly regarded by all who had the opportunity of working with him. Chris always maintained a close connection with Villanova University, continuing his acts of service and volunteering to give back to the community. He was honored by Villanova for meritorious service and professional achievement. Chris and Christine just celebrated their thirtieth wedding anniversary with their son, Evan Dantos, and daughter, Stephanie Dantos. He dedicated his life to his family. He showed them the world with their travels and he enjoyed volunteering his time coaching Little League and recreation basketball for many years. He spent his leisure time fishing and kayaking on the Farmington River with his best pal, Cozmo. Chris never missed a Villanova basketball game and was proud to see his Wildcats win the NCAA championship this year, with his daughter, now also an alumni, present at the game. Chris could fix anything. He took pride in the fact that he could repair everything from cars to appliances to rigging some engineering masterpiece to solve the problem. What he loved most was spending time with his family and his friends who will miss him forever. Besides Christine, Evan, Stephanie and his mother, Erma, he leaves a sister Maria Dantos of Allentown Pennsylvania, a brother Andrew Dantos of Huntingtown, Maryland and his wife Wanda; two nephews A.J. Dantos and Michael Rachman and a niece Lena Rachman. He also leaves his dear friends Chuck and Ann Marie Reuter also of Granby. We are forever grateful for the sacrifices and love of Chuck and Ann Marie, which transcend the bonds of friendship. The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 6, 5-8 p.m., with a Trisagio service at 6 p.m., at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Rd., Avon. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 7, 9:30 a.m., at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 433 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, CT. Burial will be at Granby Cemetery. To honor his desire to pay it forward, the family has requested that charitable contributions be made in Chris' name. Please contribute to the charity of your choice that would most honor his memory.