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Dena Kiritsis Zogzas, 85

Dena Kiritsis Zogzas, 85

Mrs. Dena Kiritsis Zogzas, age 85, of Hendersonville died Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at the Life Care Center of Hendersonville. She was born January 27th, 1931 in Klafsion, Greece; a daughter of the late, George Spiro Kiritsis and Chrysanthe Hamberis Kiritsis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Dennis Kiritsis.

She moved from Greece in 1952 to Bluefield, West Virginia where she met and later married Charles Gus Zogzas on November 1st, 1953. She and her husband, along with Bessie and George Nickolopoulos, owned and operated Five Points Restaurant in Hendersonville from 1955 until 1995. She was an active member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Charles Gus Zogzas; son, Dino Zogzas and his wife, Frances of Hendersonville, George Zogzas and his wife, Frances of Charlotte and James Zogzas and his wife, Peggy of Huntersville; five grandchildren, Mary Zogzas, Maggie Castellaneta, Charles Zogzas, Conlyn Zogzas and JC Zogzas; three sisters, Irene Evangelalotos of Charlotte, Bessie Nickolopoulos of Hendersonville and Helen Poulos of Florence, SC; her sister-in-law, Stella Kiritsis of Holiday, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church with Father Michael Diavatis and Father Tom Pistolis officiating. Burial will follow in Shepherd Memorial Park. A Trisagion service will be held at 6:45 p.m. on Friday in Thos. Shepherd’s Church Street Chapel, the family will receive friends beginning at 5:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 8369, Asheville, NC 28814.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.