Chris Lampropulos passed away Nov. 20, 2012, at the home of his daughter in Albany, Ore.
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Chris was born March 3, 1929, to Mary and Gus Lampropulos in Klamath Falls, Ore., where he continued to live until his retirement in 1991.
He graduated from Klamath Union High School in 1948 and married Mary Ann Arnold on Sept. 12, 1953, in Reno, Nev. Together, they raised their two children Victoria Ann and Deno in Klamath Falls.
Chris is survived by his wife Mary Ann Lampropulos, daughter Victoria Henson, son Deno Lampropulos residing in Oregon, sister Athena Bochbot and her husband Raphael Bochbot, sister Dr. Constance Dena Sax and her children Christopher and Alexandra all residing in New York, grandchildren Melissa DeLaCruz and husband Gil of Bellevue and Seth Henson of Portland, great-granddaughters Stella Noel and Sofia Christa DeLaCruz of Bellevue, sister-in-law Barbara Schulze, and brother-in-law Lynn Arnold and wife Carol of Klamath Falls.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Helen and Cleopatra.
Chris began his career working in the family business Olympia Grocery and Olympic Apartments in Klamath Falls. Working with his father Gus at the business, he developed strong management skills, which he put to use throughout his life. After the death of Gus, the decision was made to wind down the grocery, but Chris continued the management of the Olympic Apartments together with his primary career of 45 years working in production at the Herald and News newspaper. He retired from the Herald and News in 1991 and moved to the Oregon Coast to begin a long-deserved retirement at the Coast Village property in Florence.
Shortly after arriving in Florence, the fellow landowners in Coast Village called on Chris to serve on the board of directors, which led to him serving as president of the owners association for 15 years. His strong leadership and business management skills have benefited the park owners to this date. Chris invested many long days in meetings with directors for the association and working with the city on land-use issues. He stepped down as president in 2007 with the park's business in good standing.
Interment and private graveside service will take place at Linkville Cemetery in Klamath Falls.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Santiam Evergreen Hospice House at 4600 Evergreen Place SE, Albany, OR 97322. Burns's Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home in Florence is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Herald And News on Dec. 4, 2012