Niza Lopez Karpodinis, 92, died peacefully at Shadow Oaks Assisted Living Center Sunday morning. She was born November 20, 1919, one of twelve children. She was the beloved wife of George D. Karpodinis. She resided in Daytona Beach, Florida until moving to Aiken, South Carolina four years ago to be with her daughter. She had a career with Pan Am Airways in Venezuela before her marriage. Niza was a devoted wife, a wonderful mother and a caring and generous friend to many. She was an active member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church and served as a past president of the Philoptochos Society. Niza was predeceased by her husband. She is survived by her daughter, Liz Stewart (Ray Jewell) of Aiken, SC, her son, George D. Karpodinis, Jr. (Pam Sullivan) of New York City, her sister, Margaret Lopez of Oregon, an especially close niece, Virginia Kuck of California as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday November 21, 2012 at Daytona Memorial Park Cemetery where she will be laid to rest beside her husband. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the South Carolina , 3223 Sunset Boulevard, Ste. 100, West Columbia, SC 2916. Condolences for the family may be shared at


Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Nov. 20, 2012