Anastasios S. Kyriakides
Anastasios S. Kyriakides, (also known as Andy S. Kydes) departed peacefully in his sleep with his loving family at his bedside. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Maria Polyronides Kyriakides and was the son of the late Savvas and Despina Simoulidies Kyriakides. Andy Emigrated from Greece, in 1953, to find a better life for his family and the “Golden Dream” offered by the United States of America. He sponsored many Greek families, to come to America, who shared the same dreams of working hard and creating better lives for their children in the “Land of Opportunity”. He worked many years for and retired from Pepperidge Farms in Norwalk.
Andy was a soldier of the Greek Army and fought in World War II against the Germans during their invasion of Greece; he had a deep love for Greece and America. His nick name was “Lyre-chee” which refers to his talent of playing the ancient Greek string instrument called the lyre. He brought much song, dance and joy, within the Greek community, while singing and playing the lyre at weddings and baptism.
Andy was predeceased by his sister Elleni Kyriakides Savvaides. He has two sister; Athena Kyriakides Yerinides and Sotira Kyriakides Petridis, who live in Norwalk and five nephews; Bill Yerinides and John Yerinides, of Norwalk, Savvas Yerinides of Stratford, Stavros Savvaides of Louisiana and Tasso Savvaides of Trumbull, and a niece Theresa Aptalides Fronzi of Fairfield. He also had many cousins that live in Norwalk and Dobbs Ferry, NY.
Friends may call on Thursday, January 21, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. Services will be held on Friday, January 22, at 10:00 AM at St. George Greek Orthodox Church 238 West Rocks Road, Norwalk. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Cemetery, Norwalk.