Obituaries

Arthur Haugen
B: 1922-02-19
D: 2018-06-05
View Details
Haugen, Arthur
Andrew Hartle
B: 1944-09-26
D: 2018-05-23
View Details
Hartle, Andrew
Robert Koktavy
B: 1947-07-16
D: 2018-06-08
View Details
Koktavy, Robert
Gretchen Calvit
B: 1940-02-13
D: 2018-06-13
View Details
Calvit, Gretchen
Fr. Richard Moudry
B: 1925-07-26
D: 2018-06-17
View Details
Moudry, Fr. Richard
Georgine Edblom
B: 1938-05-29
D: 2018-06-13
View Details
Edblom, Georgine
Beryl Christiansen
B: 1948-10-02
D: 2018-06-08
View Details
Christiansen, Beryl
Margaret Larson
B: 1933-09-25
D: 2018-06-07
View Details
Larson, Margaret
George Moudry
B: 1928-04-13
D: 2018-06-08
View Details
Moudry, George
Catherine Tucker
B: 1958-10-28
D: 2018-06-02
View Details
Tucker, Catherine
Dolores Trow
B: 1923-09-15
D: 2018-06-04
View Details
Trow, Dolores
Wayman Calhoun
B: 1926-11-10
D: 2018-06-06
View Details
Calhoun, Wayman
Grant Dosser
B: 1998-07-08
D: 2018-06-06
View Details
Dosser, Grant
Stanley Kondziolka
B: 1923-04-17
D: 2018-06-03
View Details
Kondziolka, Stanley
Anne Webb
B: 1931-05-06
D: 2018-05-18
View Details
Webb, Anne
Antoinette Dombeck
B: 1922-03-24
D: 2018-05-29
View Details
Dombeck, Antoinette
Sawyer Howe
B: 2015-09-15
D: 2018-06-02
View Details
Howe, Sawyer
Leona Ziehl
B: 1940-06-16
D: 2018-06-04
View Details
Ziehl, Leona
Dolores Eicher
B: 1925-06-12
D: 2018-05-22
View Details
Eicher, Dolores
James Keller
B: 1935-09-30
D: 2018-05-28
View Details
Keller, James
Craig Johnson
B: 1951-11-03
D: 2018-05-23
View Details
Johnson, Craig

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
5801 South Lyndale Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Phone: 612-861-6088
Fax: 612-861-4543

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Stavros Stavrou can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Cancel
Select Candle

Obituary for Stavros Stavrou

Stavros Georgiou Stavrou
(12 October 1931 - 20 May 2018)

Stavros was born on 12 October 1931 in Dhiorios, Kyrenia, Cyprus, to George and Olga (Charalambou) Stavrou. The fourth of seven children, he attended the village elementary school and the Samuel High School in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. As was the custom at the time, he would attend school six days a week and go back to the village for the weekend.

Upon graduation, the young energetic Stavros joined the working force and held various employment positions. For three years he worked for the trade unions, most of which time he and a colleague traveled on motorcycles from village to village organizing labor groups. Then he got a job at the New London Dry Cleaners where he met Avgi (Charalambous). The two got married on 9 January 1955. The couple moved to Dhiorios, where they ran their own dry cleaning business, and Stavros worked also on the family farm. Subsequently, they moved to Strovolos, a suburb of Nicosia, and Stavros worked with his brothers Themis and Takis selling and repairing electronics and home appliances, and manufacturing aluminum windows. After several years of successive employment with two large firms, Stavros took Avgi and emigrated to the United States to be near their children, who had settled in Minneapolis. Upon their arrival, Stavros and Avgi joined Saint Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis, and not too long after they became American citizens. Stavros, his two sons and brother Theofanis opened Nicollet Appliance Center in Minneapolis, where Stavros worked until his retirement.

Stavros was a person of many interests and many talents. In his youth he participated in drama productions. He was quite good, and his stage presence easily earned him patriarchal roles. He was an avid gardener, with a very green thumb. He took care of small flowers and big trees with the same love and respect he treated people. He also became quite the chef, a talent he cultivated under Avgi’s guidance. And he had a rich singing voice, and he and Avgi sang many a duet for family and friends. Stavros was a religious and spiritual person. He almost became a priest while in Cyprus. He loved to chant and reverently and regularly baked prosphora (communion bread) for the church.

Stavros was a proud, humble, and dignified human being with a genuine, radiant smile that won many hearts.

Preceded in death by his parents and his brother Themis, Stavros is survived by his wife of 64 years, Avgi of Minneapolis, Minnesota; children, George (Sotiroula), of Lakatamia, Cyprus; Katia (Steve) Petersen, of Sonoma, California; Costas (Loraine) Stavrou, of Minneapolis; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his sister Irini and two brothers Hambis and Takis in Cyprus, and two brothers Theofanis (Freda) and Soterios (Elizabeth) in Minneapolis. Funeral service Tuesday, 11 Am at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Avenue South. Visitation Monday, May28th 3-6 PM with prayer service at 4:30, at Gill Brothers Southwest Chapel, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South and also one hour prior to service at church.
Gill Brothers 612-861-6088
www.gillbrothers.com
Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos