Michael G. Thlivitis, 97

Michael G. Thlivitis, 97, of Lancaster, passed away at home on Sunday, June 5, 2011.  Michael was born in Kallimasia, Chios, Greece.  His parents were the late George and Melpomene (Vekios) Thlivitis.  He was married for 66 years to Eleni (Stamoulis) Thlivitis.

Michael immigrated to the United States in 1963, moving to Lancaster, PA shortly after his arrival.  He worked at RCA in the building maintenance department until his retirement.  He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Greek Army.  He was a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church and a member of the Agapi Bible Study Group.  He was a member of the Kallimasiotiko Society of his home town in Greece.  Michael enjoyed playing the violin and mandolin.  He was an avid reader, gardener, and sports fan, especially of soccer.  Michael’s patience, generosity, and warm smile will be greatly missed.

Surviving in addition to his wife, a daughter, Melpa Mountis, wife of George A., of Lancaster; two granddaughters, Elene Moran, wife of Sean, and Athena Billis, wife of Nicholas; five great-grandchildren, George, Alexandra and Christopher Moran, and Stefanos and Angeliki Billis.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Kalliopi Stamoulis and Anthoula Argyroundis.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Alexander Goussetis officiating at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 64 Hershey Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603.  Relatives and friends can pay their respects to the family on Tuesday Evening from 6-8 PM at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543.  The Trisiagion Service will be held at 7 PM.  Interment will be at Conestoga Memorial Park.  Please omit flowers.  Contributions can be made in Michael’s memory to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church or Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604 or  To send the family online condolences, please visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 717-560-5100

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