Paul J. Panagopoulos, age 75 of Canton, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 13, 2019, after suffering several years from a rare illness affecting his brain. Paul was born on March 30, 1944 to John and Mary Panagopoulos. He was a 1962 Lincoln High school graduate and basketball legend, often referred to as “Tall Paul”. After high school, he attended Ohio University and was a member of the Ohio National Guard during the Vietnam Era. Paul was a self-employed entrepreneur and a lifelong member of St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church.
Survived by the love of his life of 48 years, Darlene (Myers) Panagopoulos, sons John P. Panagopoulos (Shannon), Mark A. Panagopoulos (Melissa), grandchildren Gavin Paul, Landon John and Andrew Douglas, several loving cousins and a special goddaughter, Astacia. In his last few years, his greatest joy was watching his grandsons grow and play together. He will truly be missed by so many.
Friends and Family will be received on Wednesday, October 16 from 5-8 p.m. at the Rossi Family Funeral Home, with Trisagion Service at 7 p.m.. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 17 at St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church, with Rev. Dr. Nicholas V. Gamvas officiating. Calling Hour 10-11 a.m. with service beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church.
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