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ELIOPULOS, Cris P. Cris passed away peacefully at home on September 6, 2013 at the age of 89. He was born to Panos and Stavroula Eliopulos in Lancaster, Calif. on March 16, 1924. Cris is survived by Anne Pappas Eliopulos his wife of 63 years and sister Angie Georggin. Cris and Anne have three children: Cristine and John DiBernardo (Johnny, Christina and Liliana DiBernardo, Christina and Kate North, and Anthony DiBernardo), Pete and Mary (Alyssa and Annamarie Eliopulos), and Stephanie and Rev. James Powell (Cristopher, Amy, Jacob and Noah Powell, Nicholas Powell, Alexander and Kari Powell). He also is survived by his loving sister-in-laws Mary Fondas and Dixie Eliopulos; and brother-in law George and Joan Pappas. He loved family gatherings and celebrating all the special occasions. He cherished and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, Cristopher, Nicholas, Alexander, Alyssa and Annamarie. He was blessed with two great grandchildren, Jacob and Noah. He leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, and devoted friends. Cris was preceded in death by brothers, George, Andy, Ted, Charley; and sister Helen Rowe. Cris served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946. He went to South Hampton, England and then to France where he was stationed until the end of the war. Cris worked for the Southern California Edison Company for 38 years until he retired in 1982. Cris was active over the years in organizations including, President of the Native Sons of the Golden West, President of the American Legion in Lancaster, Calif., member of the American Legion, Leonidas Post # 285 in Los Angeles, Calif. Cris will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends. Trisagion Service will be held September 10, 2013 at 6:30 pm at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, Calif. Funeral Service will be held September 11, 2013 at 10 am at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 722 Knob Hill Ave., Redondo Beach, Calif. Graveside Interment following Makaria at Joshua Memorial Park in Lancaster. Our family wishes to thank everyone for their love and support during this time. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to St. Katherine's Building Fund.

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