Chris M. Korologos

1959 ~ 2022


Jan. 25, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
279 South 300 West, Salt Lake City, Utah
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  • Chris Mike Korologos, 62, died suddenly at home of a medical disorder on Jan. 18, 2022. He was born Nov. 27, 1959 the son of Mike Chris Korologos and Myrlene McAllister Korologos.

    He graduated from Salt Lake City’s Skyline High School and attended the University of Utah. In 1974-75 he was a Page in the U.S. Senate where one of his fondest memories – and oft-told stories – pertained to him and other Pages following then-Vice President Nelson Rockefeller as he visited Senate offices and scooping up from ash trays remnants of the vice president’s high-priced, hand-made Cuban cigars to collect as souvenirs the prized paper bands which graced the stogies.

    While in high school he became an outstanding debater, a skill he used throughout his career while negotiating for benefits on behalf of his employees while serving as a hotel manager for major hospitality chains in Utah, Arizona and California. He started his hotel career as one of the first bellmen at the original Sheraton Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City and later graduated from the Marriott Hotel Management School in Washington D.C.

    Chris married Penny Butters, later divorced; and Anne Purol, later divorced. On May 15, 1999, he married his soulmate, Shauna Kay Long in Salt Lake City. They enjoyed 20-plus years of “memory-making” experiences wherever they lived and vacationed. Shauna died Dec. 13, 2021.

    Sentimental, witty and an exceptional cook of Greek meals, Chris also was an excellent skier and enjoyed skiing with family at Alta and traveling to Greece where he visited his family’s roots. Another of his prized experiences was boating and camping with Shauna with their powerful speedboat named “Chill Pill” at Shasta Lake and Whiskeytown Lake in California and at Lake Powell in Arizona and Utah.

    Chris is survived by his father Mike Chris Korologos and brother Tony (Alisanne); nephews Michael Korologos (Maquel), St. George; and Seve Korologos; and nieces Alexis and Alyssa Korologos and grand-niece Sahara, all Salt Lake City. He was preceded in death by his mother, Myrlene McAllister Korologos, and grandparents Christ T. and Irene K. Korologos and Jack and Myrle R. Holt.

    Funeral services will be Tuesday, Jan. 25, at The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 279 South 300 West, in Salt Lake City. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the services begin at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Salt Lake City.

    In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Greek Orthodox Church of Greater Salt Lake, 279 South 300 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 ( or to a charity of your choice.

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    I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Chris. We worked together as Safari hospitality managers and I spoke to him on many occasions where he went above and beyond to take care of my employees that were traveling into Salt Lake City. He was a very kind person and he will be missed. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.


    - Jennifer Rowley West

    Chris our brother, We will miss you. So many fond memories with you and Shauna. It won’t be the same, especially because you finally moved back to be by us! It’s unreal to think that within 5 weeks we lost our sister and brother.
    We love you and we miss you! Until we meet again. Love Curtis, Kellirae, Riley and Mason Long

    - Kellirae Long

    Mike, I'm so sorry for your loss. You have always had a special place in my heart.

    - Paul Rolly

    Chris is with his sweetheart now. I guess he could not live without her. No more physical pain. Rest In Peace our dear nephew! We didn’t know you that well but I know that my niece Shauna loved you very much. We send our condolences to all the families at this very hard time. Love and hugs to all! Scott and Judi Albiston

    - Scott and Judi Albiston

    Chris our hearts go out to the family. I know how much our precious niece Shauna loves you. Together again, your no longer alone. Our dear nephew we’ll always treasure our time we had with you and Shauna. Going out to dinner and you both coming to our home.
    I’ll treasure our chat this last Christmas. We’ll miss that big smile of yours. Until we meet again. Love Auntie Tonia & Uncle Jack

    - Tonia And Jack Anderson

    Mike and Family, Sorry to hear about the passing of your son. I have fond memories of you and the others when we worked together on the “Common Carrier Board of Editors.” May you and your family be comforted during these difficult times.

    - Bruce G. Parry