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Alexander KYRIAKIS


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KYRIAKIS, Alexander

94, peacefully passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. He was an accomplished chemist, restaurant owner, avid follower of politics and current events, and an intelligent, educated man with a giving heart and love for family and friends. Born June 24, 1924 in Corfu Island, Greece, he helped run the family jewelry business during WWII and studied chemistry at the University of Athens. He married Helen in Argentina. He earned his MS at Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH. Alex worked at Goodyear Tire & Rubber in Akron, where he was a pioneer in polymer chemistry research and eventually held several patents. In 1981, he moved to Florida and opened "Alex's Restaurant". He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Helen; daughters, Angela Johnston and Joanne Westmoreland; sons-in-law, Joey Johnston and Jim Westmoreland; granddaughters, Alexa and Kelly Westmoreland; and grandson, Joey Johnston. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 12, 1:30 pm at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church with graveside service to follow at Sylvan Abbey. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church or Suncoast Hospice.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Sept. 11, 2018
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