Daniel Gerasimos Antzoulatos, age 51, of Torrance passed away on Friday, December 7, 2007 after a sudden onset of an undiagnosed neurological illness that began in September. Daniel was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Barbara and Angelo Antzoulatos, raised part of his childhood in Corona, NY, but from age 9 to 18 was raised in Kefalonia, Greece by his aunt Panagiota Tsakarisianou. He returned to the U.S. in 1974, joining the Air Force and was stationed at Holloman AFB, NM. Daniel received his BSEE in 1980 from New Mexico State University. He joined TRW in 1981. He was a TRW Doctoral Fellow, receiving his MSEE in 1982 and Ph.D. in EE from USC in 1988. In 1999 he married Barbara Iisager. Daniel worked at TRW/Northrop Grumman for 26 years. He will be remembered for his warmth, gentleness, wit, friendly laugh, generosity and his kindness. Dan's quiet, considerate and thoughtful approach to life is an inspiration to those who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife Barbara who adored him; brother Michael (Catherine), and their children Spiros, Nikos and Alexia, all of California; Aunt Panagiota Tsakarisianou of Greece; his sibling-like cousins Thomas Tsakarisianos and Tasia Tzortzatou of Greece; Aunt Sondra (Sy) Taubenblatt of Maryland; Grandmother Judith Platsky of Maryland; Aunt Arlene (Jerry) Aviram of Israel; brother-in-law Gary (Lori) and family Matthew Iisager, Eric Carey and Brittany Iisager of Florida; mother-in-law Ruby Iisager of Florida; and many other loving cousins. He was predeceased by his father in 1966 and his mother in 2000. Dan was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church. There will be a Visitation from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Trisagion Service at 6 p.m. at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd, Wednesday, December 12, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 722 Knob Hill Avenue, Redondo Beach on Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment is at Green Hills Memorial Park immediately following the service with a reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Daniel to the Lennox Educational Advancement Foundation and specify support to the Lennox Academy of Math, Science and Technology, 11033 Buford Avenue, Lennox, CA 90304.

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  1. Dear friend Dan, We’ll never forget you. We have spent quite a few hours in the past, going out and talking. It seems like it was in another life. You were always so nice, thoughful and big-hearted. May your memory be eternal, Andreas & Eleni Terzis …

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. Your brother and uncle were loved very much. Our sincere condolences and may his memory be eternal. Josep and Mia Domingot & family

  3. Barbara, I am so sorry for your loss . . . I pray that you and your family are able to lean wholly on Christ for strength. Dan was always so nice to everyone, even Security, and he will be missed by all who knew him. God Bless, Caroline

  4. When we loose a loved one it’s never easy and hopefully time will heal your heart and your most cherished memories of him will fill it. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. this was my uncle dan he was a loving caring person,he provided us with an ipod and computer.he was a heart warming person.he and my aunt(babrbara)gave me an option to go to washington i decided that i would but chickend out when i saw my parents and cousin leave.this would have benn the last trip with him.we miss him very much and just want to tell him that he will always be in our hearts.we want him to be hear because my aunt barbara loved him so very much.we never thought that he would go like this.but god wanted him at this time.Even though i’m a ten year old girl,i know that he loved this and his family as mch as he loves god.but our family ;looks at it this way,hes in a better place and right now my dads at his funeral in LA,CALIFORNIA.we just want you to know that we love you and we miss you!

  6. At times like these, it’s always difficult to find the right thing(s) to say. Dan was maybe the most caring person I’ve met. Never did I once see him even come close to getting aggravated, losing his temper, or even mad. He lived his life by the golden rule. He shared his knowledge openly. He shared his love and his friendship the same. I’m so sorry to see such an honest, noble, and caring man leave this earth. As sorry as I am of that, it would be an even bigger tragedy to have not shared the moments we were all given to be a part of it. I’ll never forget the moments that I spent with him, with his family, and with my own family. The Greek dinner at my grandma’s, the wedding, when he found out that I put lemon juice on my asparagus, and many other little things. He was a great person, with a life full of great moments and memories, and he will be missed tremendously.

  7. My cousin Dan was a wonderful person, and his presence enriched my life greatly. Dan’s Mom, Barbara, was one of five sisters, and the next generation of cousins grew up in very different places – in Greece, in Israel, and in Washington, DC. Though we spent our formative years in very different places, as adults we came to share a bond of love and laughter, and in interest in the world around us. And, of course, we shared an appreciation for good meals. Sometimes completed by a box of famous “Dan’s Chocolates.” Dan was a very special person. He cared a great deal for the people around him, as evidenced in many small and large actions he took – from a ride from the airport late at night, to the generous gifts of his time and resources for relatives in need. He had heart. Boy, did he have heart. And he had a wonderful mind. Dan could figure out almost anything – from technology to operations to business. He took great joy in mastering complex tasks that frustrated the rest of us – like connecting a television to a cable box to a DVD player to a stereo to a universal remote control – sometimes without any instructions. He was always incredibly generous in sharing his skills and knowledge with others. Dan had a terrific sense of humor – an ability to observe the foibles in the world and share the gift of laughter with others. It was a sense of humor perhaps shaped by the many challenges that Dan faced in his life to reach the success that he earned. Dan had an incredible ability to find his way. That was true in the literal sense, as anyone could attest by watching Dan use a series of maps to drive around parts unknown. It was also true in the broader sense. He found his way to Greece to craft a new life for himself, and to the US to put himself through school to become a successful professional. He found his way to the woman he loved dearly – Barbara, and he found his way to become a beloved husband, son, uncle, cousin, nephew, and friend to many. Yes, Dan could always find his way. I know you have found your way to peace, Daniel. With much love and respect, Joel Taubenblatt

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