Christopher "Chris" Anthony Gannon, 55, of Newtown Square, passed away peacefully at home after an eight year battle with cancer in the early hours of Sunday, November 13th, 2022. He was the adoring husband of Dimitra “Tula” Karamanides and the loving father of two children.
Born at Riddle Hospital on June 14, 1967, he was the adopted son of Nianna (nee' Rennie) Gannon and the late Hugh Gannon. He graduated from LaSalle College High School and went on to Villanova University where he earned his Bachelor's in Honors and Philosophy. Later, he attended Temple University for a Masters in Sociology. He was a Software Project Manager with eMoney and had also worked for Comcast and Cox. Despite eight challenging years undergoing non-stop cancer treatments, Chris continued to bravely work until one month before his passing.
Chris was always learning, always hungry for new knowledge. He had a brilliantly curious mind and was passionate about a variety of subjects. He loved music and played guitar and piano. He enjoyed chess, learning languages and football (Go Birds!). He was an avid traveler and spent time living in Greece and New Mexico. Chris was an honorary Greek who melded seamlessly into his wife’s large Greek family, becoming fluent in Greek language and culture. He loved to help everyone and was generous to a fault. Chris treasured his close friendships which spanned decades and brought him comfort and joy. Above all else, his family meant the world to him.
Surviving Chris is his beloved wife, Dimitra Karamanides; his two treasured sons, Alexandros G. and Petros G. Karamanides; his three brothers, Francis Gannon, David Gannon and his wife, Heather, and Stuart Gannon and his wife, Meredith; a sister, Jennifer Gannon, and her husband, Kamal Seehra; and the entire Karamanides family who adored Chris endlessly.
Services for Chris are private and at the convenience of the family. Logan-Videon Funeral Home, Broomall is honored to assist the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Christopher A. Gannon to The Fund for Abramson Cancer Center at https://giving.apps.upenn.edu/fund?program=MC&fund=600499
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