Kyriakos (Eric) Stoupas |

Kyriakos (Eric) Stoupas

Kyriakos (Eric) Stoupas, 83, of Denver, died April 16, 2008.

He was born March 30, 1925, in Chios, Greece.

He and a friend sailed on a sailboat to Cypress from Greece in 1941 when he was 15, but the Greek Army wouldn’t take him because he were too young. So he lied about his age to the British Forces and joined Montgomery’s forces in North Africa and fought against Rommel. In 1945, he landed in Sicily for the liberation of Italy.

He immigrated to the United States in 1968 with his wife and children.

He was a proud veteran of World War II and a painter of seascapes. He will be greatly missed.

Survivors in his wife of 52 years, Argyro Stoupas, of Denver; daughters Angela (Nick) Mikelis, and Zafie Craft, all of Denver; son Nick (Leslie) Stoupas of Glenwood Springs; grandchildren Michael (Effie) Kyriakos, Tina, Christopher and Alex, all of Denver, and Maria Stoupas of Carbondale; great-grandchildren Yioti, Niko and Zoe; one brother; four sisters; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Assumption Cathedral.

A small Trisagion service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, April 21, at Fairmount Mortuary in Denver. Funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Assumption Cathedral, 4610 E. Alameda in Denver.

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