September 28, 1952 ~ February 21, 2006
Andrea Fotopoulos, born September 28, 1952 in Paleopirgos, Arcadia, Greece, passed away in Torrance, California February 21, 2006 of heart failure. He was 53 years old. Andrea immigrated to Montreal, Canada March 25, 1968. He lived in Torrance on and off for 17 years, working the last seven years with his brother Dino at Rod's Burgers in Redondo Beach until his death.
He is survived by his wife Diane, daughter Hara, 23; son William, 17, all of Windsor, Canada; his beloved brothers and sister: Dino(Helen) Fotopoulos of Torrance (children Michelle, 16; Billy, 19); neice Soula and family; sister, Katerina(George) Philipou (three children), brother George(Ploumia) Fotopoulos (two children), brother Zisis(Maria) Fotopoulos (two children) all of Montreal, Canada; and his half-brothers Christos (Maria) Fotopoulos (two children), Bill Makris, and Christos Makris and their families, all of Greece.
His children were his life. He was a very devoted and loving father, loving brother and uncle, and a devoted and kind friend. He loved working at Rod's, loved all his employees and customers, and all the Greeks in Southern California, whom he regarded as friends. He looked forward to work every day. He was a happy, easy-going person, and was loved by all who knew him.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd, Torrance on Saturday February 25 from 3-5pm, and at St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church, 722 Knob Hill, Redondo Beach from 6-7pm. Trisagion will be held at St. Katherine's at 7pm. Burial will follow in Montreal Canada. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a trust fund which will be set up for Andreas's children in care of Constantin and Helen Fotopoulos, 21750 Harvard Blvd, Torrance, 90501.
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