Philadelphia’s community is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Spiro J. Kellis, a beloved local restaurateur and lifelong resident who passed away at the age of 59. Known for his dedication to the restaurant and hospitality industry, Spiro’s loss is profoundly felt, touching the hearts of family, friends, and patrons alike. His vibrant spirit and contributions to local dining have left an indelible mark on the community.

Spiro graduated from Washington High School in 1982 and swiftly became a prominent figure in the local restaurant scene. He was renowned for his warm personality and commitment to customer service. In addition to his professional life, he cherished boating, beach visits, and fishing, always valuing time spent in nature and with loved ones.

He is survived by his mother, sister Mary (Kellis) Asmas, daughters Paula and Joni, and a wide circle of relatives and friends who deeply felt his influence. Predeceased by his father and grandparents, Spiro’s legacy of community and kindness remains a lasting memory.

The community is invited to pay their respects to Spiro at the funeral services, which will be held on June 26, 2024, at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 256 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. The interment will take place at Lawnview Cemetery, 500 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046.

In lieu of flowers, the community is invited to make contributions to the cathedral in Spiro’s name, a gesture that would honor his memory and support a cause that was close to his heart.

Spiro J. Kellis will be remembered not only for his impact on Philadelphia’s culinary scene but also for the joy and passion he brought to every aspect of his life. His memory will be eternal in the hearts of all who knew him.