AMHERST – Demitrios "Jim" Antonopoulos, age 77 years and a resident of Amherst, died Monday, August 15, 2011 at New Life Hospice of St. Joseph Residential Center, Lorain, after a long illness.
He was born December 31, 1933 in New York City to the late Nicholas and Helen (nee Dassis) Antonopoulos. Jim was a 1955 graduate of Northside High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force
and served for three and one-half years. He moved to Ohio in 1960 and resided in Amherst since 1972. He was employed as a computer technician at the Federal Aviation Authority since 1961 and retired from their in 2004. While working, he monitored outside radar sites.
He was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Lorain, and in the past had served on their church board. Jim enjoyed going to the movies, gardening, fishing, and traveling. He is a past member of Amherst Eagles Aerie 1442.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years Danese (nee Whittaker); four children; Anthony and his wife Teresa of Amherst, Nicholas and his wife Christina of Amherst, Pollyanna and her husband Patrick Pijor of Amherst, Athena and her husband Ronald Faris of Alta Loma, California; 12 grandchildren; Ariana, Alexa, Nicholas, Ashley, Alyssa, Kassie, Payton, Tristian, Kyra, Kali, Anthony, and Ronnie; one great granddaughter Makalae; and two sisters; Mary (husband Ray deceased) Gering of Ft. Wayne, Indiana and Joanna (husband Chris) Nakos of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Family will receive friends at the Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, 851 Park Avenue, Amherst, Friday 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. There will be a 7:30 p.m., Friday, Trisagion service. The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 2001 Tower Boulevard, Lorain, with Rev.Fr. Michael Gulgas, pastor, officiating. Burial with military rites will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.
Memorials may be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.