James Roupas

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James William Roupas

James William Roupas, 65, lifelong resident of Albuquerque, NM passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, after a long battle with rheumatoid arthritis. He was a graduate of Sandia High School and received his Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1976. Jim was a construction project manager for over 25 years. He joined Rio Grande Presbyterian Church in 2012, and became an elder in 2013. Jim loved cars, bikes, traveling with his wife, and his family. Jim was a loving husband, brother, son, father, grandfather, and friend. Loved by so many, Jim will be dearly missed. He is preceded in death by his parents, Athena Gineris and William Peter Roupas. Jim is survived by his wife, Shelley B. Roupas; daughter, Jessica Hutchens; son-in-law, Joseph Hutchens; grandchildren, Hunter and Hannah; siblings, Maria Roupas and Peter Roupas; and nephew, Sky Atkins.

Jim's Celebration of Life will be Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, 11:30 am, at Rio Grande Presbyterian Church, 600 Coors Blvd NW. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rio Grande Pres. Church Memorials or RG Food Project.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 28, 2018