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Dr. Chris N. Bakris

Born: 11/19/1930
Died: 4/6/2021
Age: 90
Community: Grand Blanc, MI

Bakris, Dr. Chris N., of Grand Blanc, age 90, died Tuesday, April 6th, 2021.
Visitation 4-7pm Sunday, April 11, 2021 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint. A Trisagion Service will be held 7pm Sunday evening at the funeral home. Visitation 1pm Monday at the church until the time of the service. Due to Covid-19 and government regulations, only 25 people will be allowed in the chapel at one time. Mask, group capacity and distancing guidelines must be practiced.

A private funeral service will be held at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 2245 East Baldwin Road in Grand Blanc, Father Jarrod Russell officiating. If you would like to attend the funeral, please contact family for more information.
Burial in Evergreen Cemetery with military honors under the auspice of VFW Post #822.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 2245 East Baldwin Road, Grand Blanc, MI 48439, St. John Greek Orthodox Church, 11455 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights, MI 48312 or Humane Society of Genesee County, G3325 S. Dort Hwy., P.O. 190138, Burton, MI 48519.

Dr. Bakris was born November 19, 1930 in Mason City, Iowa. He attended University of Iowa and the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa and completed a rotating internship at Des Moines General Hospital. He practiced family medicine in the Flint area since 1966. He’s a past Director of the Family Practice Residency Program at Flint Osteopathic Hospital. He was also a member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners and American Academy of Family Physicians. Additionally, he was a past member of the House Staff Education Committee at Genesys Flint Osteopathic Campus and a past member of the Program Advisory Committee with the Consortium of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education and Training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine where he also served as a part-time faculty and participated in the Preceptorship Program as an Associate Professor. Born Christ Bakritges and later shortening his name, Chris was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the MASH unit and was stationed in the U.S. Army Medical Corp. He went to medic training in Seoul and his MASH unit was the 43rd SH(MA), near Uijeongbu. Prior to being assigned to the MASH, he was a linguist with 3rd Division intelligence. He interpreted for John Eisenhower as well as for General Mark Clark, serving as an interpreter between the American and Greek Forces. He was honored for his cooperation and contribution. The commander of the Greek regiment noted “We greatly appreciated the character of Cpl. Bakritges, the superiority of his feelings and the friendship and services offered to us.” All who have known Chris will agree that he was a good and generous friend to all. On August 25, 1957, he married the love of his life, Elaine Joan Stamos, and they were married for 47 years until she predeceased him in 2004. He is also predeceased by his parents, Nicholas Bakritges, 1986, and Maria (Sideris) Bakritges, 2002. He is survived by children Dr. Nicholas Bakris, and Dr. John and Marlo (Bakris) George; grandchildren Jordan and Christian George; and many godchildren, nieces, and nephews. He enjoyed playing backgammon and cards; playing the guitar and bouzouki; reading; and spending time with his family. Special thank you to the staff at Hampton Manor of Shelby for the wonderful care that they provided him.
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Flint, MI 48507

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Date:   4/11/2021
Time:   4:00 PM
Visitation 4-7pm Sunday, April 11, 2021 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint. A Trisagion Service will be held 7pm Sunday evening at the funeral home. Visitation 1pm Monday at the church until the time of the service. Due to Covid-19 and government regulations, only 25 people will be allowed in the chapel at one time. Mask, group capacity and distancing guidelines must be practiced.
 
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