DEMETRIOS DOUKOURIS

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DEMETRIOS DOUKOURIS "Jimmy"  
(Age 84)  

Demetrios passed away unexpectedly Friday, August 22, 2014. He was born August 12, 1930 in Isari, Greece, a small village 100 miles southwest of Athens. Demetrios was the son of William and Anna Doukouris. He and his twin brother, Nicholas were the youngest of 12 children. In the early 1950's Demetrios left his village to serve as a policeman in the Greek military on several islands. In 1955 he moved to the United States, settling in New York for a year. He then moved to Washington, DC and opened a restaurant near Union Station. Five years later he moved back to Greece where he met and courted Nikoleta Kyriakopolous. They married in August, 1965 and moved to Washington, DC. Demetrios became a banquet waiter at the Washington Sheraton Hotel, which later became Washington Marriott Wardman Park. He received an award for his 40 years of dedicated service, and retired from Marriott in 2009. In 1968 Demetrios and Nikoleta moved to their home in Chevy Chase, MD where he lived until his death. He was a loving Papou (grandfather), spending his time with family and friends. Demetrios was predeceased by Nikoleta in 2009 after 44 years of marriage. He is survived by his son William (Alexis) Doukouris of Kensington, MD; his daughter Helen Doukouris of Chevy Chase, MD; his son John (Pamela) Doukouris of Bethesda, MD and five grandchildren Madeline, James, Amelia, Bryan and Brooke. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at PUMPHREY'S BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE FUNERAL HOME, 7557 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD. Services will be held at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 15100 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment Parklawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the , https://donate.heart.org or the . Please view and sign the family guestbook at


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Pumphrey's Bethesda-Chevy Chase Funeral Home
7557 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814-3501
(301) 652-2200
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Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 25, 2014
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