January 25, 1959 ‒ May 15, 2014
Dimitrios Velalis, age 55 of Delaware died Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Kobacker House surrounded by his family.
Born in Greece on January 25, 1959 to the late Zannis and Aikaterini (Annastasiadou) Velalis, where he was an elementary school teacher and owned a health and fitness gym. Coming to America in 1995, he operated Dimitrios Pizza Shop in the Westland Mall. A resident of Delaware since 1999, he owned and operated the Corner Café. He was a proud hardworking provider in his business and to his family and enjoyed the camaraderie with his customers and community. Dimitrios enjoyed playing the guitar, riding his motorcycle, building model boats, and hunting.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 19 years Tenia (Papanikolaou) his partner in life and business, children Zannis, Nikolaos, Angelika, Katerina,granddaughter Talia Wooten, brother Athanassios (Maria) Velalis of Westerville, and step-mother Eleonora Andreadou of Greece.
Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Sunday with Trisagion services at 6:30 p.m. at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Dr., Delaware. Funeral service will be held 11:00 Monday at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 555 N. High St., Columbus with Reverend Demetrios Gardikes and The Very Reverend Theofanis Nacopoulos officiating. Burial will follow in Kingwood Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions can be made to OhioHealth Hospice or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com