Vlassios “Vlassis” Koukis
May 06, 1952 ‒ June 16, 2017
Vlassios “Vlassis” Koukis, 65, of Delaware passed away Friday evening, June 16, 2017.
He was born May 6, 1952 in Athens, Greece to the late Triandafilos and Katina (Kovtzadimitriou) Koukis and later proudly served his country in the Greek Army. Vlassis was a member of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Athens. When he met his wife, Susan (Robinson) Koukis, who was studying in Greece, he moved to Ohio, where they were married for 41 years.
Vlassis enjoyed sports, midnight snacks, boating and all things related to water, but his true passion was spending time with his children and grandchildren, and the many friends who he adopted into his Greek holiday gatherings as family. He played hard, was always up for a good prank, shopped hard, and loved watches, shoes, and buying presents for his family and friends. Everyone always knew when he was at his children’s sporting events-his vocal opinions were heard loud and clear (in a heavy Greek accent.) He kept in touch with all family members daily, and they knew to answer the phone even if they were at work.
He will always be remembered by his wife, Susan; daughter Natalie Koukis and her husband John Derr of Springfield; sons Alexander (April) Koukis of Westerville; Andrew (Keaton) Koukis of Lexington, Kentucky; grandchildren, Penelope, Lola and Olympia Derr and Knox and Reeves Koukis; sister, Angeliki Koukis and her husband Makis Skoutelakos of Athens, Greece; nephew and nieces, Harrys, Dora and Katerina Skoutelakos; and many cherished extended family and friends.
The family will host a memorial gathering to celebrate his life on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 5 – 9 pm at their home, 333 Homestead Lane, Delaware, OH.
The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the McConnell Heart Hospital at Riverside, 3525 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43214.
To share a fond memory of Vlassis or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com