We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. Enter
your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages. Messages run for up to one year and you
can stop at any time. Your email will not be used for any other purpose.
Steve George Kranis
April 2, 1948 ~ November 13, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
Be the first to offer your condolences on Steve's Tribute Wall
On Monday, November 13, 2023 Steve G. Kranis of Great Falls, Virginia passed peacefully surrounded by family.
Preceded in death by his parents, George and Fotini Kranis. Survived by his beloved wife, Dena, and children George, Teddy, and Faye (Michael); his two sisters Eleftheria (Vasilios) Papaspyrou and Evangelia Skenteris; and many nieces and nephews.
Born in the village of Klafsi, Evrytania, Greece, Steve came to the United States when he was only 12 years old. From the moment he arrived, Steve worked any job he could find before starting as an electrical apprentice at the age of 14. He was a fast learner with a high aptitude and was eager to provide for his parents and sisters as they started their new life. By the time Steve was 19 he had gone from apprentice to leading the company, in charge of over 300 men. He wasn’t just good at what he did, he was great. Nothing scared him and no job was too big or too difficult. He tackled every obstacle with confidence and logic - if you wanted it done fast and more importantly, if you wanted it done right, you called Steve - the man with the baseball cap, mustache and a smile.
Although Steve was a master electrician by trade, his true passion was real estate. He did it all - investment, management and development. He was a self-made man who accomplished the American Dream. In Steve’s typical fashion, he didn’t do it for himself; he did it for his family. His proudest achievement was marrying his wife of over 40 years, Dena, and raising their three children, George, Teddy and Faye. His goal was to give them a better life than he had. Steve knew what it was like to be without and wanted to guarantee that his family would never have to endure the same struggles he did. Just as much as they were his pride, he was theirs. He would do anything for his family and made it a priority to never miss any of his kids’ greatest moments. Steve was there to see every home run, game winning shot, record breaking shot-put throw and academic honor. He was a strong proponent of education and would often remind his kids they could accomplish anything they wanted.
Steve gave the best advice in all aspects of life and always had a solution. He possessed remarkable knowledge and wisdom with the ability to fix anything. An honorable, kind, and generous man with tremendous pride in his Greek heritage; he was always willing to help those in need and believed in faith, family and integrity above all else. Steve was the epitome of a son, brother, husband, father and friend. May his memory be eternal.
A funeral will take place at St. Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Church of Northern Virginia. 3149 Glen Carlyn Rd., Falls Church, VA 22041 on Monday November 20th at 11:30am (viewing at 11:00am). Interment at National Memorial Park.