May 6, 1923 ~ January 23, 2004
SOTEROPULOS, GUST STEVE of Rancho Palos Verdes , passed away on Friday, January 23, 2004 in Torrance. Gust was born May 6, 1923 in Iowa and was a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran and was a Mechanical Engineer for over thirty two years and retired from John Deere. Survivors include his devoted daughter, Constance Soteropulos of Edina, MN, and Son, Gust Soteropulos of Palos Verdes Estates, CA. Also left to mourn his passing are his Sister, Georgia Christopulos of Sioux Falls, SD and three grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004 from 4PM to 8PM at WHITE & DAY COLONIAL CHAPEL, 901 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Trisagion services will be the same evening at the same location at 6:30 PM. Funeral service liturgy will be on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004 at 11:00 AM at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 722 Knob Hill, Redondo Beach, CA, 90277. Interment will be in Ottumwa, Iowa. . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Katherine Greek Church or The American Heart Association
My sincere condolences to Gust, Connie, Rita, Carol, Dean, John and the rest of the family. Mr. Soteropulos (The Big Guy) was always very gracious to me. I will strive to honor his memory by living life to the fullest with joy and integrity as he did. Dan Rueda
Dear Connie, Gus, Rita and the rest of the family, I so wish we could be there with you to give you some hugs and pat your hands. As Connie\’s good friend and sorority daughter I knew Gus for 31 years. He was one of the best Dads I ever knew. We had great times at Parent Weekends with our Moms and Dads that I\’ll always remember with Connie. Gus really was an interested and caring father. He was a genuine person and a good listener. He was curious and open to new things. I admired him so much this past year as he cared for Viv and made the courageous move to California. Our prayers and sympathies are with you.
TO the Soteropulos Family: As one of Connie\’s oldest friends and sorority sisters, I am so sorry to hear of Gusts\’ death. He was always a gentleman and so kind to silly college girls and always made us feel very grown up. I know that this will be doubly hard on you all as Vivian has been gone such a short while. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you today and in the days ahead. The shock, right now, must be terrible and I can only imagine your loss. Please call on me for anything that you might need. All my love, Jocelyn and her family