"Grandpa George"

George Ernest Stamos, 81, passed away on March 21, 2004 at his home in Murray, Utah surrounded by his family.

George was born May 29, 1922 to Ernest George and Anna Theodoropulos Stamos in Salt Lake City, UT. He married Jean Childs on June 26, 1948 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They were the parents of three children.

He attended elementary school in Salt Lake City, and after moving to Delle, Utah with his family in 1933, graduated from Grantsville High School where he was elected Student Body President. He was a four year letterman in football, baseball and basketball. During high school he was a Golden Glove Boxing Champion and finished second in state in tennis.

With the outbreak of World War II George enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific theater. He earned four battle stars and was wounded twice. Among other ships, he served as a helmsman on the USS Salt Lake City. George was employed as an electrician and worked in the Bingham Copper Mine for 42 years. He was a long-time member of the IBEW, Local 1081.

Dad was a wonderful father, a devoted husband and a good friend. His world revolved around his family. He was proud to be an American and loved his Greek heritage. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

He is survived by his daughters Lydia Ann Owen (Gordon), of

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Green River, WY; Kathryn S. Erekson (Dan), Murray; son, Thomas E. Stamos, Murray; sisters, Katherine S. Webb (Bob) and Doris S. Kirkham; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild. He is preceded in death by his wife, parents, and sister, Elizabeth S. Luker.

Funeral services will be held on Fri., March 26, 2004 at 12 noon at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. 10600 So

. and visitors may call one hour prior to services. A viewing will be held at the same location Thurs. 6-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Thomas Kurrus and nurse Nancy for their devoted care and kindly support.

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