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George F. Dimos
April 1, 1931 ~ December 28, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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George F. Dimos, age 92 of Canton, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, December 28, 2023. Born on April 1,1931 in Canton, Ohio to the late Frank and Cecila "Sophia" Dimos. As a child he was part of a number of his father's businesses - from raising chickens and pigs to hauling coal for "Twin Brothers Coal.” The family owned a Tavern (a “beer joint” back in the 1950's) called the Railroad Cafe and the small grocery store across the street called Dimos Grocery. Both were located beside the railroad tracks at 6th Street SW in Canton. George and his twin brother Paul later bought the Railroad Cafe from their father.
George graduated from Timken Vocational High School in the Automobile program. He joined the Navy, and was stationed in Jacksonville, Florida; most of his time in the military, he was out at sea on a number of different ships during the Korean War. Leaving the Navy in 1954, he went back to Canton, Ohio where he married Helen on July 4, 1954
He Spent the next 40+ years at Republic Steel in Canton. He was heavily involved in the Union as a Grievance Committeeman and won many cases. Throughout those years, George was laid off whenever business would slow down. At those times he would work many construction jobs. He was even part of moving the St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church in Canton. While working, he found time to build his own home in East Canton, Ohio.
George retired at the age of 62; he and Helen then began to go on many trips in the US, sailed on various cruises, and ventured to different countries in Europe. George was an avid outdoors man and hunted for many years with his family, relying on his cherished beagles. Fishing was his passion – fishing in the freshwater lakes for walleye, bass, and muskie, and fishing in the saltwater at the Outer Banks for blues (a trip he would often make three or four times a year). He loved being on he water, always keeping his boat ready to go.
He was a dedicated father and husband. George was a lifetime member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Canton, Ohio. Family was the most important thing to him, enjoying many wonderful times and memories through the years with them.
He will be missed forever, and is now resting in peace with God.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Nick Dimos (Dixie), Leroy "Dink" Andrews, and twin brother Paul; and sisters Anna (Andy) Spilios, Helen (George) Milini, and Mary (Guy) Snyder
George is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Helen Dimos; sons Frank (Pam) Dimos and Steve (Kathy) Dimos; six grandchildren George Dimos II(Jennifer), Matt Dimos (Collette), Tim Dimos (Aubrey), Philip Dimos (Caitlin), Angela Bertok (Zach), Nicole Durbin (Ted); eight great- grandchildren Cameron, Aria, Lakynn, Gia, Syler, Layla, Owen, and Olivia; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services have been held. Interment was in Forest Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations, in George's name, may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (4705 Fairhaven Ave. NW Canton, OH 44709).