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Stavros "Steve" Tsircou, 78, passed away on July 9, 2013, peacefully with family at his side. He was a beloved father, husband, and grandfather.
Stavros "Steve" Tsircou
Steve was born on April 20, 1935, in Karavas, Cyprus. As the youngest of six siblings, he was a family darling, which nurtured a good-humored disposition that lasted a lifetime. At age 16, Steve left Cyprus for America to reunite with his brother, Andreas who preceded him. On August 28, 1966, he had the good fortune to marry Antigoni Hadjidamianou Tsircou. Together, they raised three children, Maria Tsircou Bridge, Kyriacos Tsircou, and Andreas Tsircou, who love their parents dearly.
With Antigoni at his side, Steve spent a career serving others in his restaurants. Many in Snohomish will have memories of him making pizzas for over 30 years at the Rome Pizza and then the landmark Berry Bowl Restaurant in Clearview, WA both widely regarded as the best food in the area. It was truly home cooking in that the Tsircou family lived above the Berry Bowl restaurant all those years. Growing up, the Tsircou children always had their dad around, which was a blessing to them. He set an example of hard work and dedication to family that is aspirational, and he did it with love, an infectious laugh, and smiling eyes.
Steve was beloved by his customers, many of whom become good friends through the years. Steve would often be seen sitting down for a coffee and a good laugh. He built a beautiful life where he was surrounded by family and friends from morning to night.
Steve is preceded in death by his parents, Kyriacos and Androniki; his two brothers, Andreas and Costas; and other dear family members.
He is survived by his wife; his children; his sisters, Elpida, Athina, and Maria; and his grandchildren, Alec, Ryan, Melina, Gabriel, Leo, and Xander.
The Funeral service was held on July 13, 2013 at 12:00 pm at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, 19421 Ashworth Ave N, Shoreline, WA with Father Tom officiating. The Burial followed at Evergreen Washilli Cemetery, 11111 Aurora Ave., North Seattle, WA 98133.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, 19421 Ashworth Ave. North, Seattle WA 98133.
Published in The Herald (Everett) from July 12 to July 16, 2013