Obituary of Christos Dimopoulos
Christos Dimopoulos, 88, of East Jewett, New York, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on October 30th 2022. He was born to parents Athanasios and Chryssoula Dimopoulos on March 9th 1934 in the small village of Vassara, Sparta, Greece.
Christos travelled during wartime in Europe from his small village of Vassara to the city of Sparta at age 12 and then to Athens, eventually making his way to his beloved America, by himself, at age 19. It is here that he continued working in various establishments, Kentrikon, a Greek music store in Astoria Queens, various restaurants in NYC, and eventually owning several Greek restaurants , El Greco and Hydra.
Christos travelled to the mountain top of Windham New York for the first time in 1954, wherein he met and fell in love with his most beloved Joannie, at the Kalithea Hotel, he age 20, she age 17. They married on February 23rd 1958 in Astoria New York and through much hard work, and perseverance created a life of love of family and friends. Living in New York City for the majority of their lives, they returned to the mountain top and eventually retired to their lovely home in East Jewett, a mile from where they first met, a promise made at the time of their marriage and later fulfilled.
Together they raised two children: Thomas Dimopoulos, wife Carol, Stephani Dimopoulos-DiCocco, husband Anthony DiCocco, and were the proudest of their four beautiful grandchildren treasuring every opportunity to spend time together. He is survived by his beloved brother Dimitri Dimopoulos and wife Gail of Peabody Mass., sister Yiorgia, Sparta Greece, niece Faye Kosmidis , New Jersey, as well as numerous nieces, and nephews.
His life was filled with love for his children, grandchildren, and extended family and friends Anyone who was blessed to know him was on the receiving end of being welcomed, loved and cared for.
Christos will be very missed by his family, but is comforted knowing that he is with all who loved him and welcomed him on the other side. May his memory be Eternal in all who knew him. “And in the end, all that is left is the love and the memories”.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 11AM – 12PM at Decker Funerl Home, 5312 Main Street, Windham. A funeral service will follow at 12:15 at the Greek Church of Assumption, 4752 NY 23, Windham, NY. Interment at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Ashland, NY.
A special thank you to Neti Santiago for her kindness these last three years.
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