June 15, 1956 ~ December 7, 2007
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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