In memory of
Socrates "Sam" Dionyssiou
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In memory of
Socrates "Sam" Dionyssiou
DIONYSSIOU Socrates “Sam” Socrates “Sam” Dionyssiou, 80, passed away on October 13, 2016 in Ebeid Hospice. He was born in the village of Syskipos on the island of Cyprus on February 1, 1936. As a young boy in Cyprus, Sam helped his father and brothers tend their sheep and olive trees. As he became a young man, he was trained to became a tailor. He soon ventured to England to stay with his cousin where he continued to improve his tailoring skills. Sam had a desire to visit his family in the states and travelled to Malibu, California to assist his uncle Jordan in business. He later joined his brothers and sisters in Toledo. In his youth, Sam was an excellent dancer which he thoroughly enjoyed as well as trips to the race track where he liked watching the races. Sam loved working with his brothers Harry and Andy at Rudy's Hot Dog on Sylvania Ave. He always greeted their customers with a warm handshake as well as lollipops and gum for all of the families with children. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his family over the holidays especially the traditional family dinners and celebrations where the whole family gathered together. He will be remembered as a kind, gentle, generous, and loving man by all who knew him. He was preceded by his sisters, Cassianni, Melpomeni, Nafsika and special nephew Daniel. He is survived by his brothers, Harry Dionyssiou and Andreas (Joan) Dionyssiou, as well as many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. His family wishes to extend special thanks to the fine staffs at St. Anne's Hospital and Ebeid Hospice for the excellent care he received. Friends are invited to visit on Monday, October 17, 2016, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 W. Sylvania Ave., where Trisagion Prayers will begin at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 N. Superior St. Rev. Larry Legakis Officiant. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery. Those wishing to make memorial donations are asked to consider Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. To send his family online condolences, please visit As published in The Blade
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