Demetre G. Franzis

YORK Demetre G. Franzis, 78, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at York Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 17, 2012, at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, 2500 Pine Grove Road, York, with his priest, Father Andrew Tsikitas, officiating. A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Mt. Rose Cemetery. Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 1551 Kenneth Road, York, is in charge of arrangements. Born August 15, 1934, in Kalymnos, Greece, a son of the late George and Katherine Franzis, he retired from BMY and previously worked at AMF. Prior to immigrating to the U.S., Mr. Franzis served in the Hellenic Army in Greece. Demetre had a kind heart and would often be found helping the needy in York City and enjoyed caring for and feeding stray animals. Mr. Franzis is survived by his former wife, Elvira S. Franzis of York; a son, Peter G. Franzis of York; a daughter, Irene D. Franzis of York; a brother, Vasilios Dalmatis of Greece; and a sister, Angelica Dalmatis of Greece. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Demetre may be made to assist Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, P.O. Box 548, York, PA 17405 and York Rescue Mission, 367 W. Market St., York, PA 17401 with feeding those in need during the Thanksgiving Holiday. Contributions may also be made to SPCA, 3159 Susquehanna Trail N., York, PA 17406. Send Condolences at

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Nov. 15, 2012