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Ted and Aspasia Kiapos

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Ted and Aspasia Kiapos Obituary
Ted and Aspasia Kiapos, the most loving couple, married for 64 years, passed away Saturday evening, July 30th. They are survived by their three children, John, Theodora, and George, and their grandchildren, Sophia, Athena, Marco, and Manon, and their daughter-in-law, Carmen. They passed, untouched, as they slept together in their bed, embraced in each other's arms. They were consumed by toxic smoke from a fire which destroyed their ranch home of 50 years. Ted and Aspasia's love for one another is a testament to what true and pure, unconditional love is. They passed, together, in body, but live on in spirit, dancing their way through eternal peace, as love conquers all. Theodore "Ted" J. Kiapos was born in Los Angeles, California. Ted, endowed with unusual, bear-like strength, always kept fit and was a model individual, always measured with fairness, love, and compassion. Ted lived and enjoyed life to it's fullest. Ted, a U.S. Navy veteran, served with distinction in the Pacific Theater during World War II as a pharmacist mate first class. Ted later went to Pepperdine University earning a degree in psychology, minoring in philosophy and religion, and played on their first string varsity team as #20, right guard. Ted's championship football team was the highest scoring, least scored upon team in the nation for 4 years running. Ted Kiapos is honored in the Pepperdine Hall of Fame, and Ted played first string in the first Hula Bowl. Ted later went on to work in his family business, Omega Shoe Polish Company, founded by his father, John. Ted, serving as president, created many new innovative products that are still found on our shelves today. Ted has always been the "Rock" and an inspiration and mentor to his entire family. Aspasia Mayakis Kiapos was born in Yonkers, New York. Aspasia moved to Los Angeles with her family during World War II, and graduated from UCLA with a degree in English. Aspasia went on to become a dedicated schoolteacher for many decades in the Burbank School District, and has been a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. In 1952, Ted and Aspasia met and fell madly in love. They eloped on September 4th, 1952 and later celebrated their love with the world as they were married at Saint Sophia Cathedral on November 2nd of 1952, as one of the first ever couples to be married in that church. Now Ted and Aspasia Kiapos' lives and the greatest love story ever told will be celebrated at Saint Sophia Cathedral. Ted and Aspasia's favorite song was Billie Holiday's "I'll be looking at the moon... but I'll be seeing you..." Ted and Aspasia's Trisagion (Rosary Service) will be held at Saint Sophia Cathedral, on Pico and Normandie, Thursday, August 11th, at 7:30PM and their funeral will be held the following day, Friday, August 12th at 11AM at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1324 Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. Rest in Peace, Theodore John Kiapos April 17th, 1925 - July 30th, 2016 Aspasia Mayakis Kiapos January 1st, 1926-July 30th, 2016 Forever lives your memory! "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6 www.ChapmanFuneralDirectors.com
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2016
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