SOTIRIOS PANOPOULOS, age 87 of Canton, passed away Thursday evening surrounded by his loving family. Born in Theoktisto, Gortinias, Greece to the late Dimitrios and Kanela Panopoulos, he was preceded in death by his wife Christina (Kokkos) Panopoulos and brother Panagiotis Panopoulos. Sotirios was a member of St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church. He retired from Olympco Plating in 1989. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Vicky and John Sakellariou, grandchildren Alexios and Christina, brother Konstantinos Panopoulos, sister Ageliki Lourida and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received on Monday from 6 to 8 pm at the Rossi Funeral Home where Trisagion Services will be held at 7:00 pm. Funeral Services will be on Tuesday at 11:00 am at St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church with Rev. Dr. Nicholas V. Gamvas officiating, assisted by Rev. Fr. C.G. Shiepis, Rev. Fr. Yiani Verginis and Rev. Deacon Dr. Kyriakos Shiepis. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Donations in Sotirios' name may be made to St. Haralambos Church. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at the Laurels of Massillon for their loving care of Sotirios.
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