Philippos Philippou
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A Celebration of Life Service for Philippos Philippou will be held Friday, November 18, 2011 at 4 PM in Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral, 1240 S. Espina in Las Cruces, NM with Bishop Ricardo Ramirez, CSB officiating. Philip died at the age of 56 in Athens, Greece on October 24, 2011 after a long and heroic battle with Parkinson's disease. He is survived by his wife, Bibi; daughters, Eleni and Katy; son, Alex all of Mesilla; his mother, Eleni Philippou; sister, Stella Harous both of Cyprus, Greece. Philip was close to Bibi's immediate family, especially to her aunt, Elba Garcia-Burke. Other survivors include numerous nieces, nephews and cousins all over the world. any remember Philip as a prominent and successful Mesilla Valley developer. He was most importantly a loving husband, father and friend. Born April 7, 1955, in the small Cyprus village of Goudhi, he was the adored son of Theodosis and Eleni Philippou. He attended the English School in Nicosia and as a young man defended Cyprus during the Turkish invasion. After serving several years in the Cypriot army, Philip immigrated to the United States in 1977 to attend the University of Texas at El Paso where he graduated with an engineering degree (metallurgy). The Greek Orthodox culture commemorates the passing of a friend with: "May his memory be eternal." The family asks that in lieu of flowers, Philip be remembered with donations to Villa Esperanza, the school that gave his family hope and his children an opportunity for a brighter future. Villa Esperanza specializes in education, speech and physical therapy for children with autism and developmental disabilities. Donations may be sent to: Villa Esperanza Services, 2060 Villa Street, Pasadena, CA 91107 or contact Gioia Pastre at Entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapels, 300 E. Boutz Road, Las Cruces. 527-2222 Your exclusive providers of "Veterans and Family Memorial Care." For online condolences log on to

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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Nov. 13, 2011.
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November 26, 2011
Phillipos was a good friend to us. We lived some happy times when we were staying in Las Cruces. I cannot describe our sorrow for his loss and we offer our condolences to his beloved ones.Kalo sou taxidi Phillipa, den tha se xehasoume pote! Christos & Afroditi Thomaidis
Christos Thomaidis
November 22, 2011
My prayers and condolences. Phillip was a brilliant man. He had a rough deal towards the end, but no one can forget his accomplishments or those of your family.
November 19, 2011
I'm sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you and your family Bibi. I was employed with Mahres & Mahres when I met you. God Bless You.
Ceci Rede Luchini
November 19, 2011
Philly my boy r.I.p much love from your jente in juaritoz.Mexico en paz descance.
h o
November 18, 2011
Mireya Cadena

To the family of Philip I would like to offer my condolences for your loss and my hope is that his memory will lessen your grieving. I worked for Philip years ago and knew him to be a fair, honest and respectful man who worked very hard to provide for his wife and children who he loved very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mireya Cadena
I was thoroughly enlightened by Philippos wit, intelligence, entrepreneurship, but most of all his love for all of you. My condolences, Dolores Lara (Cadena)
Mireya Cadena
November 17, 2011
Valla Con Dios mi amigo! You are missed. God Bless the family.
Emily Coss
November 16, 2011
To the Philippou Family
We are so sorry for your loss. It was my pleasure to meet Philippos twenty years ago and be a part of his life and his big dreams. Thank you for everything you have done for us. Our thoughts and prayers will always be with you
Anastasios and Barbara Rammos
November 16, 2011
Bibi, Eleni, Katy and Alex:
May the peace and love of our Lord, Jesus Christ be with you in this difficult time. Phillip is now resting and will forever take care of you from above. It was such an honor to have him be a part of our family. We will all miss him!
Love, Your cousin, Lydia
November 16, 2011
Our deepest condolences to the family of Philippos. It was a pleasure knowing this great man. May you all take comfort in the many beautiful memories of him. May he rest in Peace!
~Gary & Lydia Guzman
Gary & Lydia Guzman
November 15, 2011
Bibi, Eleni, Katy and Alex. Our prayers are with you.
The Barncastle Children
Pat, Johnny and Terri
Terri Barncastle
November 15, 2011
To the Philippou Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God Bless you all.
Luis Garcia and Family (Garcia Roofing Co.)
Luis Garcia
November 15, 2011
Our very deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.

Terri Barncastle and Dan Harper
Terri Barncastle
November 15, 2011
Bibi, Eleni, Katy & Alex. Our prayers and thoughts are with each of you. May God wrap His arms around you and comfort you.

Gaye, Blake & Chad Faubion
Brent Westmoreland
Gaye Faubion
November 15, 2011
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Peggy Singh
November 15, 2011
I remember him when I told him I enlisted into the Marines and every time he seen me he would call me Marino. I will always remember him for his helpful and giving ways. May he be in the graces of the Lord.
Art Meraz
November 15, 2011
Bibi, I'm so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you and the your children. Gods peace be with you always.
Lourdes D'Amato-Cary
Lourdes D'Amato-Cary
November 14, 2011
Mi amigo que en paz descance! To the family my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you! Going to miss you mi amigo hay nos veremos Dios quierra!!!! De parte de tu amigo Manuel Esquivel!!!!
November 14, 2011
To the Philippou Families
So very sorry for your loss. What a good man, And now You have an Angel in Heaven. Elba Burke, Our heartfelt prayers are with you! To the Family, Our thoughts and Prayers also go out to you all.

God Peace be with you all
Emily Paredes-Maurer
Emily Paredes
November 14, 2011
Rest in peace good man.

To the family may you all find comfort in our Lord Jesus Christ.
A. Lerma
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