George Nicholas Righos, age 89, of Claymont, DE, passed away, peacefully, on Saturday, September 18, 2021 in Hockessin, DE.
George was born in Athens, Greece and served as a Chief Petty Officer Radar Technician in the Greek Royal Navy before coming to the United States. He worked for ARA Food Services in Delaware for 36 years as a Vending Division Manager. In 2000, George earned his Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Delaware. He was a member of AHEPA, and held the position of District Governor Chapter 95 of Wilmington, the International Hellenic Association, and he was a Founder of the Odyssey Charter School and Board Vice President.
George is preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas and Maria Rigos, and a daughter, Joanne McGhee.
George is survived by his wife Elaine Righos of Claymont, DE; Brother CPT Evangelos N. Rigos of Sousaki, Greece; Children: Nicholas and wife Wendy Righos of California, Mary Righos of Pike Creek DE, Peter Righos and wife Terry Righos of Claymont De; Grandchildren: Mary Mitman and husband Kurt Mitman, Evangelina Guajardo, Christopher McGhee & fiancé Amber McAveny, Jodie Righos, Michelle Righos, Aaron Righos, Arlie Righos; Great Grandchildren: Ethan Bodine and Benjamin Righos; and many neices, nephews and cousins.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 9-10:30 am at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at 808 N. Broom St., Wilmington, DE 19806. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 10:30 am at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Burial will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery, Wilmington, DE.
In Lieu of Flowers, donations in George’s name may be mailed to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at 808 N. Broom St., Wilmington, DE 19806 or Odyssey Charter School 4319 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE 19805.