Demetrios Agathangelides was called home on September 24, 2022. He was born in the Greek village of Patris on October 26,1937 to Gregory and Elpida Agathangelides. He lead an extraordinary life full of wonder, joy, adventure, and compassion. “Demo” came to America to attend Ricks College (now BYU- Idaho) in Rexburg, Idaho and pursued studies in agriculture. He then went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in plant science from Utah State University. He fell in love with this beautiful country as well as an amazing young woman, Diane Moser, who he married in 1962. They built a great family and a few businesses together. They lived in North Logan, Utah and West Valley City, Utah before retiring to Gilbert, Arizona. His greatest joy was participating in the lives of his family and helping his neighbors.
Demetrios was proceeded in death by his dear wife Diane Moser Agathangelides and his brother and his wife, Anthony and Olympia Agathangelides. He was later blessed with additional love through marriage to his second wife Mary Legner Foley.
He is survived by his dear wife Mary, his two daughters, and all of their children: Angela (Charles) Smith, Jacob Demetrios Smith, Spencer Charles (Hayden) Smith, Isaac Sidney Smith, and Rachel Hope (Hayden) Frey, Athena (Justin) Haley, Logan Anthony Haley, and Taylor Hope Haley. His brother’s children also mourn his passing: Gregory Anthony (Vladimirka) Agathangelides and Elpida Agathangelides. Through his wife Mary and her 5 sons, he leaves behind additional loving family members: John Thomas (Melissa) Foley, Aiden Foley, Zachary Foley, Sarah Foley, Richard Anthony (Kathlene, deceased) Foley, Leo Foley, Henry Foley, Philip Andrew (Gretchen) Foley, Markis Foley, Matthew Foley, Owen Rose, Colin Rose, Patrick William (Heather) Foley, Gerald Stephan (Sandy) Foley, Lance Foley, and Crystal Foley.
Visitation will take place Friday, September 30, 2022 from 5:00-6:30pm. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 11:15am. Both events will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at 3580 E Houston Ave. Gibert, AZ. Demetrios will be laid to rest at the City of Mesa Cemetery.
This YouTube link to the funeral service will be live at 11:00am. https://youtu.be/MHmyyvQSgPM
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Demetrios Agathangelides Agricultural Sciences Scholarship are suggested. https://www.trueleafmarket.com/pages/scholarships
Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.