George C. Droggitis

BIDDEFORD -- George C. Droggitis, 51, of Biddeford died Monday Jan. 1, 2007, at his home.
     He was born in Biddeford on Aug. 25, 1955, a son of Charles and Mary Scontsas Droggitis. He was educated in Biddeford schools graduating from Biddeford High School in the class of 1973. He graduated from St. Anslem College in Manchester, N.H., in 1977, with a degree in Criminal Justice.
     George began working as a young man as a busboy in the family restaurant The Wonderbar Steakhouse. He continued to work there through his high school and college years as a cook. He later worked as a purchasing agent for the Sonesta Hotel in Portland. On May 24, 1987, he married Debbie L. MacNeill in Portland.
     In the late 1980s, he worked as an Accounts Manager for North Center Food Service of Augusta, in the Southern District of the state.
     George had been recognized nationally as one of the top 12 salesman in the country for General Mills Foods. He was Accounts Manager of the year as well as Sales Manager of the year several times and received the Chairman's Elite Award from North Center along with several local awards in food service.
     Among his interests, George enjoyed owning and restoring old classic cars, the New York Giants and Yankees. He loved classic rock concerts with his children and working around his home with his dog Piper.
     Surviving are his wife of 19 years, of Biddeford; one son, Dustin Droggitis of Biddeford; one daughter, Zoe Droggitis of Biddeford; one brother, Spiros C. Droggitis and his wife Ottilie of Bathesda, Md.; sister, Donna Thomson and her husband J. David of Biddeford Pool; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
     Visiting hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, at Hope Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be Private. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford.
     Memorial donations in George's name may be made to:
     ALS Association National Office 27001 Agoura Rd. Suite 150
    Calabasas Hill, California 91301-5104
    George C. Droggitis