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“Toula, I recently learned of Frank's falling asleep in the Lord. May God comfort you and all your family, and may your husband's memory be eternal. ”
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“I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your family in your time of sorrow. ”
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“Thinking of you all at this difficult time. His memory will be external! ”
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“So very sorry for your loss. I remember Mr. Chininis working up at camp with Perry many years ago. Thinking of all of you with sympathy. Memory...Read More »
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“Toula and Family, Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn Frank's death. It has been our privilege to know him for...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Richard and Joyce Strawhorn - SC

“Please accept my condolences. May our good Lord grant Frank eternal rest, and hopeful comfort to you, Toula and the whole family. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Fr. Seraphim Dedes - Charlotte, NC

“Our deepest sympathy to Fr. Tom and the Chininis family. May the memory of your dear father be eternal.Spike and Olivia SintrosTransfiguration...Read More »
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“Our deepest sympathy Toula and Kristina and the rest of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May his memory be...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Haido Pourlos - Greenville, SC

“Our deepest sympathy Toula and Kristina and the rest of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May his memory be...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Haido Pourlos - Greenville, SC

“Our deepest synpathies to the Chininis family. Our thoughts are with you during this tough time.Mike, Terri, Ben and Elaina Emery ”
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“Our deepest sympathies to the Chininis family. Our thoughts are with you at this time.Mike, Terri, Ben and Elaina Emery ”
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Frank Gust Chininis, 83, of Moore, SC, fell asleep in the Lord peacefully on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in his home. Born in South Milwaukee, WI, he was the son of the late Constantine and Despina Piakis Chininis.

A U. S. Marine veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Chininis was retired from the Vending Division of Gladieux Food Services in Toledo, OH. Following retirement, he was a self-employed home remodeling contractor in Greensboro, NC.

He was a faithful member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Spartanburg and served on the Parish Council as president and treasurer in the parishes he attended in Toledo, OH and Greensboro, NC. Active in the Order of AHEPA for many years, he served in many offices at the local level and as Governor of District Three.

Married 58 years, Frank was the beloved husband of Toula Balabanis Chininis; devoted father of Rev. Fr. Thomas Chininis (Karen) of Amherst, NH, Stephen Chininis (Maria) of Norcross, GA, Constantine Chininis (Diane) of Noblesville, IN, and Kristina Berry (Todd) of Duncan, SC; grandchildren, Alexis, Nicole, Christopher, Elias, Amalea, Evan, Katherine, Constance and Gregory Chininis, and Elena Berry; brother-in-law of Achilles Balabanis (Charlyn) of Sun City, AZ and sister-in-law of Rebecca Balabanis of Forest Park, IL. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Barbara Chininis.

He lived an extraordinary life as an Orthodox Christian and was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren. Left to cherish memories are many family members and friends.

Visitation will be 6-8 pm on Friday, January 30, 2015, with the Trisagion Prayer Service beginning at 7:30, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 697 Asheville Hwy, Spartanburg, SC 29303. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 30, 2015, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Burial will be in Nazareth Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 680 Nazareth Church Rd., Moore, SC 29369.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 1107 Spartanburg, SC 29304.

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