Aimilianos (Amelios) Kourpouanidis
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Aimilianos (Amelios) Kourpouanidis, age 38, of Norwalk, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, February 7th, in his home. He was surrounded by his wife, mother and loving family. He was the youngest of four sons, born to the late Archaggelos Kourpouanidis and Despina Kourpouanidis, on July 26, 1975.
Amelios attended Norwalk Public Schools through 8th grade, until his family relocated to Punta Gorda, Florida in 1989. There, he graduated from Charlotte High in 1993 before attending The University of South Florida Tampa, where he graduated in 1997. Amelios was employed as a Compensation Consultant/Assistant Vice President with Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. in Manhattan. Prior to that, he worked for Pitney Bowes as a Compensation Consultant.
Amelios was a faithful parishioner and avid supporter of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Norwalk, where he also proudly served on the Parish Council for four years. Of Greek-Pontian descent, Amelios was also a member of the Pontian Society, Pontos, in Norwalk, CT, where he learned to play the lyra and developed his passion for Pontian music and dance.
Amelios will be remembered by his family and friends for his kind and gentle demeanor, zest for life, bright smile and infectious laugh. He loved spending time with his wife, family and friends.
Amelios is survived by his devoted wife, Faith; his mother, Despina Kourpouanidis; his brother Anastasios Kourpouanidis and his wife Stacy; his brother Vasilios Kourpouanidis and his wife Sultanna; his brother Nikolaos Kourpouanidis and his wife Amelia; his grandmother Sofia Apazidis; his grandfather Anastasios Kourpouanidis; his father- and mother-in-law, Dimitrios and Jeanne Miros; his brother-in-law Peter Miros and his wife Katharine; his sister-in-law Christina Miros; his nieces and nephew, Despina, Eleni, Zoe Despina, Zoe Marie, James Peter and Isabel Melina; his niece and goddaughter Angeliki; and his godsons Matthew and Lucas.
The family wishes to thank all of those who helped care for and support Amelios as he battled stage four brain cancer.
Friends may visit with the family on Monday, February 10th between the hours of 4pm and 8pm at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 238 West Rocks Road, Norwalk, CT. Funeral services will be held at the church on Tuesday, February 11th at 10am. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Norwalk's Hoyt-Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory 5 East Wall Street has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit www.norwalkfh.com for more information and to send a condolence to the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Faith for a memorial in Amelios' name.
Published in The Hour on Feb. 9, 2014
Hoyt-Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory
5 E Wall St Norwalk, CT 06851