Stephen G. Chontos Jr.
Prescott, Az- Stephen George Chontos Jr., 85, died Thursday, December 26, at the Yavapai Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mr. Chontos was born September 7,1934, in Willimantic, CT, to Stephen and Jeanette Chontos. He graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School, in Menlo Park, CA, in 1952. He went on to study architecture at Dartmouth College, in Hanover, NH.
He met his wife Joan in New York City. They were married on August 25,1959, at Stowe Community Church, Stowe, VT. They were residents of West Dover, VT, with a summer residence in South Hero, VT.
Mr. and Mrs. Chontos owned and operated the Sno Shoppe for 30 years. Mr. Chontos was an active member of the volunteer fire department. He served on the selectboard for the town of Dover from 1965 to 1968, and again from 1970 to1973.
Mr. Chontos was a published author and devoted family man. His interests included hiking the White Mountains of New Hampshire, skiing, fishing, traveling the West, and the Constitution.
Mr. and Mrs. Chontos retired to Prescott, in 1989 and opened the Chino Golf Range, in Chino Valley.
Mr. Chontos is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Joan; his sons Christopher and David Chontos; his daughters Deborah (Deek) Simcox and Anne Chontos; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
There will be no services.