Theophelos Costopoulos

February 24, 1929 - February 21, 2011 

Theophelos Costopoulos

February 24, 1929 - February 21, 2011 

Obituary for Theophelos Costopoulos

COSTOPOULOS, Theophelos, “Phil”, age 81, died on Monday, February 21, 2011 at the Veterans Memorial Home, Paramus, after a long illness.

Born and raised in Manhattan, he and his beloved wife Helen lived in New Milford for the past 49 years where they raised three daughters.

The son of Greek immigrants, Phil served as Sergeant First Class in the United States Army where he earned the Bronze Star during the Korean Conflict. He went on to have a long career as a furrier. Following retirement, Phil spent his time reading about history, cooking and listening to jazz music, but he especially enjoyed spending time with his family. Phil was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church of Wyckoff where he continued his involvement in the Greek community.

Surviving are Phil’s beloved wife Helen, to whom he was married for 58 wonderful years, his three daughters; Eve Costopoulos and husband Douglas Brierley of Morristown, Nancy Costopoulos of Oradell and Christine Costopoulos of Slingerlands, NY, his six loving grandchildren; Katherine, Alexandra, Theo, Dean, Adrienne and Andrea, his sister Helen Tavantzis and husband John of Teaneck and his nieces and nephews; Menelaos and Chrissie, Karen and Scott, Paul and Becky, Bill and Missy, and Alexander and Ava.

Friends may visit the family on Friday, 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home (, 257 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff. Funeral Service, Saturday, 12:00 noon at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 467 Grandview Avenue, Wyckoff. Interment, George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Veterans Memorial Home - Paramus, 1 Veterans Drive, Paramus, NJ 07652-0608, would be appreciated.

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