George Psiropoulos

December 10, 1924 - February 21, 2017
George Psiropoulos

George Psiropoulos died peacefully after a short illness on February 21 in New Port Richey, FL at the age of 92. George is survived by his wife Frieda of Holiday FL, son Dean of Tarpon Springs FL, son Michael of Vancouver WA, 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by brother Peter of FonduLac WI and sister Sophie of Hesperia CA. George was born on December 10, 1924 in FonduLac WI to Hresanthe and Michael Psiropoulos.  He graduated from Horace Mann HS in 1942 and volunteered for service in the US Army. An infantryman, he saw action in the European theater in WWII while serving with the third infantry division and received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. After the war he married Frieda Papoutsis. Moving to Huron South Dakota in 1950, George began working with his father-in-law as a partner in a restaurant. The couple welcomed 2 children into their home and purchased another restaurant which they operated until 1984 when they sold out and moved to Florida. George was an accomplished woodworker and handyman, built six boats over his lifetime and helped son Dean build a 2 seat airplane in his later years.   He was a generous, witty and thoughtful individual who loved wife and family.  He was an active and dedicated member of the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Tarpon Springs FL and also volunteered at the Hellenic Benevolent Association in Tarpon Springs FL. Visitation will be held at Michels and Lundquist Funeral home, 5228 trouble Creek Rd, New Port Richey, FL, on Friday Feb 24, 5 to 7 pm. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday Feb 25, 1pm at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Tarpon Springs FL. Father Athanasios Haros will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate George’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hellenic Benevolent Association at 205 Hibiscus St, Tarpon Springs FL. Condolences can be sent to [email protected] The family would like to thank the Villas at Sunset Bay ALF and Southern Pines Rehab caregivers and staff for their efforts and dedication.


Burial

Monday, February 27, 2017
11:30 AM

Florida National Cemetery - Directions
6502 SW 102nd Avenue
Bushnell, FL 33513
(352) 793-7740

Visitation

Friday, February 24, 2017
5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home - Directions
5228 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34652
727-845-1957

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  • February 24, 2017
    Kim Savonen Jidas says:
    I loved George's sense of humor. I always admired George & Frieda's love of family & their work ethic. I worked for George & Frieda in Vermillion. Whenever I turned in an order for chicken strips, George would laugh and answer back "Chicken burlesque!". I always chuckle about that when I see chicken strips on a menu. George was a great example to me of what a kind and loving family man should be. Peace be with all of you.

  • February 24, 2017
    Deb Nelson Kavanaugh says:
    I remember George with a fond memory. He was my first "real" boss out in this big world! I was 16 years old when I worked at George's Town House in Vermillion. He was like a protective father to me. I remember one time he came to my rescue and told a creepy guy who was bothering me to leave! I have had many bosses since then. But none never ever measured up to my first boss. He made a huge impression me as a young girl. Freida, Mike and Dean, I wanted you to know how much he was admired and loved. He set the standards high on how to be a great husband and father. He will be missed. I am thinking of everyone left to live life without him; until you meet again!

  • February 24, 2017
    Karen Thompson says:
    Theo will be truly missed. My Dad, an only child, thought of him as a brother. Theo had a smile that would light up a room. His personality was genuine and kind. I loved his sense of humor; he would always make me laugh. I remember the fun times in Fond Du Lac when we all got together. Those memories will always be with me and hold a special place in my heart. My love and sympathy to Thea, Michael and Dean.

  • February 24, 2017
    Diane Feldmann says:
    There truly are no words to describe what a wonderful person he was, and such a blessing to have him as my uncle/theo. Our times together with him and Thea Frieda, Michael & Dean in Fond du Lac and later on in California are, and always will, hold a very special place in my heart. He was all of those things -- kind, loving, generous, tons of fun, positive. a man of God -- and so much more. He was the type of person that you couldn't get enough of and couldn't wait to see again. To say he will be missed is an understatement, but those who live in the Lord never see each other for the last time. So until then . . .

  • February 24, 2017
    Chrys Hambleton says:
    My Theo George was a beautiful man inside and out-a very special person whom I admired, adored, loved, respected and thoroughly enjoyed being around. I will always remember him for his sweet, gentle, kind, thoughtful, humorous, generous, and loving ways-a blessing from God. I have so many wonderful memories of the fun and happy times spent with him,Thea Frieda, Michael, and Dean in Fond Du Lac, Florida, and California, and I always wished we lived near each other so we could be together more often. I celebrate my dear Theo for living a great life which was centered around God, family and friends, and for his unselfish service to our country. He was truly one in a million. I will dearly miss him, and he will always hold a special place in my heart. Thea Frieda, Michael, and Dean, I send you my love and deepest sympathy, and share in your sorrow. God be with you.

  • March 07, 2017
    Eve Scopelitis says:
    What a wonderful man and a wonderful life! He will be missed but never forgotten.