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Sakis J. Onisiphorou

July 22, 1946 ~ May 8, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Tribute

Sakis was born in Limassol, Cyprus on July 22, 1946. He is the son of Iason Onisiphorou, and Marie Onisiphorou (Theodosiou). At the young age of 17 he traveled to London to study abroad. He loved to tell the story of when he sat at a table across from the legendary Beatles, exchanging pleasantries.

Sakis later moved to San Antonio, Texas and became an American Citizen.

Sakis ultimatley planted his roots in Houston, where he founded Olympic Transport, Inc. (gravel and sand transport company) in 1980. Sakis, married Linda Tampke and soon there after had two beautiful daughters Michelle, (1982), and Effie (1984). He and Linda later divorced however he remained dedicated to his family and a huge part of their every day lives.

Throughout the years, Sakis would travel to Cyprus with his daughters to visit family back home. It was important that he teach and instil his culture and values within his children.

Sakis enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching sports, especially soccer. He even played on an adult soccer team for several years.

Sakis loved to cook, while singing at the top of his lungs, preparing delicious meals such as Avgolemonon soup, Souvla for Pasha and Catfish, to name a few.  He could whistle any song note beautifully like a bird.

Sakis, founded the Pancyprian Association of Texas, and assumed the role of President for several years. He assisted countless Cypriots travel to Houston to seek medical care in our community.

Sakis married Katie Constantatos on May 4, 1996 and they had two beautiful children together, Iason (1997), and Lia (1999). 

Sakis and Katie later divorced, however again, Sakis remained dedicated to his family, and huge part of their everyday lives.

Sakis held the position of Honorary Consul of Cyprus and continued to help multiple families in our community, while advocating for the Cyprus cause.

Sakis was a long time member

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donation to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral or Holy Archangels Greek Orthodox Monestery. 


Services

Visitation
Thursday
May 11, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
3511 Yoakum Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77006

Funeral Service
Thursday
May 11, 2023

11:00 AM
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
3511 Yoakum Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77006

Makaria
Thursday
May 11, 2023

12:00 PM
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
3511 Yoakum Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77006

Burial
Friday
May 12, 2023

1:30 PM
Holy Archangels Greek Orthodox Monastery
2191 Twin Sisters Dr
Spring Branch, TX 78070

Donations

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
3511 Yoakum Blvd., Houston TX 77006

Holy Archangels Greek Orthodox Monestery
2191 Twin Sisters Dr., Spring Branch TX 78070

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