Paul Rossis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He was the youngest son of Theophilos and Marguerita Rossis. He grew up in Athens and attended a private French school where he gained his primary education and also became proficient in French, German, Italian and Latin. In his early twenties he immigrated to the United States where he met Christine Mellos. They married in 1959 and were soul mates of 53 years. Christine was not only his beloved wife and mother of his children, but she was also his business partner. They were a dynamic and inseparable team.
Paul and Christine were proud owners of Xenia Tours, a successful San Diego based Travel Agency and Tour Company. Paul spoke many languages which made the travel business the perfect career choice. The tours Paul escorted included destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, South America and the United States. He especially enjoyed escorting tours to Greece where he could proudly share the love he had for his native country.
Paul had been involved in many organizations. He was a lifetime Member of the Scottish Rite and active in the Al Bahr Shrine Temple of San Diego. Other organizations he was involved with included the AHEPA, San Diego Kiwanis, and the Honorary Sheriffs Association.
Paul was a person that loved life and always put his family first. He had a tremendous sense of humor, enthusiasm and zest for life. His kind and gentle nature will be truly missed. He was the sparkle in our lives and will live in our hearts and minds forever.
A Word of Appreciation
The Family of Paul S. Rossis acknowledges with deep appreciation the many acts of kindness shown at our time of sorrow.
Your love and support will long be remembered.