AUSTINTOWN - Christopher T. "Chris" Nicopolis, 84, formerly of Warren, passed away at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at the Hospice House.
He was born May 27, 1928, the son of the late Thomas and Helena Panagoulakos Nicopolis.
He was an honorably discharged U.S. Army veteran in 1954, serving in the Korean War. He worked at Republic Steel in Warren as a general foreman and assistant superintendent from 1953 to 1954. Chris enjoyed boxing, piano and singing, and was an avid Buckeye and Browns fan.
Besides his wife of 16 years, Lorene, he also leaves his stepchildren, Shirley (Jim) McIntosh and William (Lisa) Tisone; and stepgrandchildren, Lauren, Jillian, Valerie and Nicholas. He also leaves behind Joseph (Virglee) Nicopolis, David Nicopolis, Maria (Steve) Reed, Tommy (Susan) Nicopolis, Nicholas Kratsas, Greg Nicopolis, Kimberly (Rocky) Webb, Mark (Beth) Nicopolis, Rob (Michelle) Nicopolis, Lynn Nicopolis, David Lynn Nicopolis, Patrick Nicopolis, Christopher (Amber) Nicopolis, Steven (Renee) Reed, Michael Reed, Heather (Les) Hathaway, and Bobby and Ronny Nicosia.
Chris was also preceded in death by three brothers, George, Theodore and Stephen Nicopolis; and five sisters, Mary Kratsas, Athena Raphtis, Sophia Jarvis, Jennie Charles and Stella Contraos.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. Prayers will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Church.