Theo Stavropoulos

     CHEBEAGUE ISLAND -- Painter and teacher, Theo Stavropoulos died Sunday, March 11, 2007. He was born in Athens, Greece on June 3, 1930. As a child, he lived through both the Italian and German occupations during WWII. When both parents were imprisoned, he and his siblings worked to help the resistance.

     After the war, he went to Paris, where he studied art at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, among other art academies of that city. In the mid-1950s, he received a scholarship from Yale University to study under the painter and color master, Josef Albers.

    He and his wife Susan were married at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Athens, Greece in 1959. After the marriage, they returned to the U.S., where Theo taught for many years, first at the University of Bridgeport and later at Lehman College in the Bronx.

     There were many successful exhibits of his works in Greece, France, Germany and Egypt, as well as New York and other cities in this country.

     He died at his home, attended by his wife, his daughter, Dominique Williams and her husband Claudio, his cousin-in-law, Ginny Ballard, and many caring members of our beloved community.

    A celebration of his life will be held on June 3 at the Island.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to:
    The Samaritan Fund
    Gail Miller, Treasurer
    36 Fenderson Rd.
    Chebeague Island, Maine 04017
    American Parkinson Disease Assoc.
    1250 Hylan Blvd. Suite 4B
    Staten Island, N.Y. 10305
     Arrangements are under the guidance of Independent Death Care, 471 Deering Ave., Portland.
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    Theo Stavropoulos