STYLIANOS "STEVE" SPYROPOULOS
STYLIANOS "STEVE" SPYROPOULOS ~
Age 66, of Batavia, Owner/Operator along with his wife and son of Settler's Family Restaurant and Billy Goat Tavern died suddenly Friday morning May 11, 2018. He was born June 30, 1951 in Florina, Greece a son of the late Ioannis and Polyxeni (Votsis) Spyropoulos, also preceded in death by sisters, Olga (John) Tavelaris and Maria Dedes.
Steve arrived in the United States in 1974, returned to Greece in 1975 when he married and in 1985 purchased the former Red Barn on West Main Street and opened Settler's Family Restaurant which still operates today along with the Billy Goat Tavern located next door. He has enjoyed over 30 years of loyal customers who he frequently enjoyed talking politics and history. Steve always remained proud of his Greek heritage and enjoyed trips back home, most recently the summer of 2017. He worked long hours, day after day, probably to a fault, but family was always first, often telling them, "Who Loves You Babe?" It was Dad, Pappou, and We Love You Too - Always!
Surviving is his beloved wife of 42 years, Rula (Ziogas) Spyropoulos of Batavia; loving children, John (Miranda) Spyropoulos of Batavia, Christy (Matthew) Brown of Lancaster and Jane (Aaron) Branton of Batavia; cherished grandchildren, Ben, Alex, Quinn, Adalyn, Brody & Camryn; sisters, Eleni (Menelas) Tsatsanis of Greece, Stauroula Mertziotis of greece, Vaisso (Sotirios) Natsias of Australia, Georgia (Vasilios) Tzetzis of Greece and Anthi (late Evangelos) Lolis of Victor; former daughter-in-law, Jill Spyropoulos along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Steve's family will be present from 3-8pm Tuesday May 15, 2018 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a procession will begin 8:30am Wednesday May 16 to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church 962 East Ave. Rochester, NY 14607 to celebrate Steve's Funeral Service at 10am with Fr. Catalin Mot, Officiating. He will be laid to rest in White Haven Memorial Park, Pittsford, NY with memorials suggested to the church. Please note the Trisagio Service will be held 6pm on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Please share your words of comfort with Steve's family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.
THE FAMILY OF STEVE SPYROPOULOS IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.