Obituary of Christos Timotheou
Christos Timotheou, age 76 of Valley Cottage NY passed away on September 19, 2018 from complications of lung disease. He was surrounded by his loving family.
Christos Timotheou was born in Kerynia, Cyprus on May 8th 1942 to parents Ioannis and and Elpida Yiannakou. He had 8 brothers and sisters: Thrassos, Ellie, Basil, Andrew, Alex, Anastasia, Maro, & Timotheos. He had many nieces and nephews that would described him as a second father that he loved as if they were his own. At a very young age he left his home to help support his family by working in construction installing drywall and tapping. He worked all throughout Cyprus and Lybia as he earned money to send home for food, clothing, and other life necessities. He later came to the United States where he received his citizenship and began working as a barber. He soon learned that he missed the outdoors and the freedom that came along with a career in construction, and so he soon returned. He returned to Cyprus in 1974 where he met and was engaged to Nitsa Matheou. During their engagement the country of Turkey invaded the northern half of Cyprus later that July. The two were married in the midst of the invasion, where Christos was then able to use his US Citizenship along with help from the English Embassy to escape along with his new bride to England and then America. Once they had settled into a small apartment in Nyack NY, the two began their own little family.
Christos is survived by his wife of 44 years, his son John Timotheou & daughter Maria Timotheou. His little family has since grown to include a loving daughter-in-law Stephanie Timotheou and two beautiful grandchildren, Eleni & Christos Timotheou.
To have known Christos was to love him. Whether you met him once or knew him for years. All would describe him as kind with a warm, loving smile, a hard worker that took pride in his craft, a philanthropist that loved to teach, funny and quirky with a kid at heart spirit. Most importantly however, he was a fighter-from beginning to end that never believed in giving up.
He loved to reminisce with family and friends on his childhood upbringing that he described as simple yet beautiful. He spoke fondly of his childhood days helping his father as a fisherman which allowed him to carry a love of the sea throughout his entire life.
What he treasures the most was his family time whether it meant staying at home or vacationing to the islands. Those moments were the most precious to him.
We will miss you, and thank you for the life you have given us
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