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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  1. Akoma then boro na pistepso oti o Andreas mas efige kai then tha ton xanadoume… alla tha einai mesa sti kardia mas yia panta. –Takis

  2. Fotopoulos Family, Andreas was so good to our family. It seems like just yesterday he was serving us ouzo at the dinner dance, or greeting me with a warm giasou down at Rod’s. He was loved by everyone that knew him. He always seemed to be in a great mood, and treated everyone so nicely.It was a total shock how quickly he was taken from us. We will all miss him very much. And we’ll always have the wonderful memories we’ve shared with him. My love to the family. Love, Stephanos

  3. I would like to offer my Deepest Condolences. I don’t think Andy knew my name but he did know what I wanted when I walked into Rod’s which was #5. I did get to talk to him a couple of times. He was a wonderful individual and Rod’s will not be the same with out him. William Robison (Hermosa Beach, CA )

  4. We were so sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. As I read the notice on the door I thought I will never see his smiling face and hear his kind greeting “Hi Garcia and Rodriguez” he was a truly wonderful person and he always made us feel welcome with is chit chat. Always asking Mikah about soccer and being her sponsor for RUHS soccer team. We will miss him deeply. He was one of a kind. Thank You Andy for being who you were. Teri & Mikah aka Garcia & Miss Rodriguez

  5. Dear Fotopoulos Family I would like to offer my Deepest Condolences, I know that Andy was a big part of your family here in Torrance and he will be missed. Just to let you know he was also part of my family. There were many occasions when he came to our home to visit not just for special times but also when my parents were ill and in the hospital I’m forever grateful to him for these visits they made a difference in their recovery. I’m especially grateful for all the love, care and generosity he gave to my nephew Billy & my niece Michelle Fotopoulos. I’m going to miss his clever ways of him showing them how to be polite and respectful to their Aunt Patty. Thank you Andy !! Patty Leon

  6. In all my 32 years i can truly say that Tuesday February 21, 2006 was the worst day of my life. Not only because one of my greatest uncles passed away, but watching the lives that my uncle Andy touched in pain and sadness…I pray for my parents, my siblings, my uncles, my aunts, my cousins and the friends that will miss him so much. My theo was such a good man and so geniune. He was so giving to all and treated me more like a daughter than a niece.He was the best to my sons and he didnt have a change to meet my 3rd child that will be named after him. He will always be in my heart and in my thoughts. se agapo theo me agape, soula Chrysoula Philippou-Frantz

  7. I’m very sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. He always had a smile on his face. He greeted everyone by name (he didn’t know mine but he knew what I did so he called me “Coach”. Getting my usual will not be the same. Coach Jamie Powers

  8. Our condolences go out to the family. We are sorry to here of your loss. Alfredo & I used to work with Andy when he managed Monk’s burgers back in 1985. He always had a smile. Alfredo & Nancy Islas

  9. Dear fotopoulos family , We are depply sorry for your lost .As his long time cutomer we always were happy to see him with smile and lots of kindnnes and love for life.we all going to miss him.please accept our condolences, Manijeh/Daryush moassessi

  10. To the Fotopoulos Family, We deeply regret to hear of your tragic loss. Our family will miss seeing Andy at Rod’s. He always made sure that our children, Sarah 15, Sabrina 14, and Nicholas 9, had everything they wanted with all the extras. Especially the chili fries the girls love so much! We share in this loss with you and all your extended family. Andy always treated us like real friends and he has made a lasting impression with us in our hearts. We will never forget him. Thank you for bringing him into our lives. The Carrillo Family Javier & Emily Carrillo

  11. Shocked as I am sure by everyone who knew Andre. There were six of us that used to go to Buy More’s Restaurant every night for the entire time that Andre,George & Mike were there.My mom is also from the same village as Andre. We will dearly miss him and his eternal smile….

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