James M. Michopoulos, 57, after a lengthy illness passed away at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs on March 29, 2013. He was born to John and Lois Michopoulos on August 29, 1955 in Colorado Springs Colorado. His parents and two brothers Peter and Thymios precede him in death. His brother Andrew survives him. He attended Skyway Elementary then Cheyenne Mountain Junior and Senior High Schools. Jim had attended Pikes Peak Community College. In addition to working for the family business Michelle's, a lifelong endeavor, he in his early days also worked for Mountain Valley Ambulance. He always had a strong wish to serve the community and had been a volunteer firefighter for the Ivywild Cheyenne Canyon Volunteer Fire Department, a reserve police officer for the Colorado Springs Police Department and had officiated high school wrestling and football. He actively supported the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society Silver Key, Pikes Peak Hospice, CASA and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He also was a member of the local Elks Lodge. He was a cancer survivor. Jim loved people and animals and was very outgoing and likeable. Many will miss him.
Visitation for James is Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Swan Law Funeral Directors from 7:00-9:00pm. Services are Thursday April 4, 2013 at 10:00am at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 2215 Paseo Rd Colorado Springs, CO 80907. Entombment will take place at Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home in the Mausoleum at 3:30pm Thursday afternoon.