Wake: Calling hours will be held Thursday August 11, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. Service: A burial Mass will be held on Friday at 10:00 AM in St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 238 West Rocks Road, Norwalk. Burial: Interment will immediately follow at St.  John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk. Donations: In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Connecticut Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org/ct) and Cancer Care of Connecticut (www.cancercare.org/contact/connecticut).

Stelianos S. Kokias

July 18, 1924 - August 8, 2011

Stelianos S. Kokias, 87, life-long resident of Norwalk, CT passed away Monday, August 8, 2011 at the Norwalk Hospital.  Born July 18, 1924 in rural Greece, he was son of the late Stavaros and Eugenia Kokias.

Stelianos came to the United States with his wife and oldest daughter in 1956.  He worked for the Perkin Elmer Corporation for 28 years before retiring in 1989. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.

He is predeceased by his eldest daughter Eugenia Kokias-Boshnack along with two brothers.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothea Diamantis Kokias, daughter Maria Kokias, son Peter Kokias and his wife Margaret, and two grandchildren, Cassandra Kokias and Peter Kokias as well as a brother and sister living in Greece.

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