OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – American soil received the mortal remains of Theodore (Ted) Spyropoulos into its bosom. On the casket of one of the Greek-Americans community’s leading figures rested the blue and white of the Greek flag that evoked the clear blue sky that reigned above his beloved city of Chicago.
Spyropoulos, whose thoughtfulness, passion and actions in behalf of Hellenism made him a giant of the Greek Diaspora, was laid to rest hits morning.
Hundreds of friends, colleagues and family members paid their last respects at the St. Demetrios Church in Elmuhurst, IL,
Archbishop Demetrios sent a lenghthy tribute which praised Spyropoulos as a great leader for his many contributions to Hellenism and the Community.
Leading the funeral service was Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Metropolis of Chicago, and Archimandrite Ierotheos Zacharis of the The Sacred Patriarchal Monastery of St. Irene Chrysovalantou in Astoria, NY.
Several hundred mourners gathered on Sunday evening, September 28 at the Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home in Oakbrook Terrace, IL to honor his life and greet each other with the tradition abut also heartfelt “eternal be his memory.”
His wife, Erika, and daughter, Mariyanna, greeted the mourners, as the Chapel was overflowing with wreaths and flowers sent by friends and relatives from the local Chicago area, other parts of the country, Greece, and other areas of the world.
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