He leaves behind his daughters, Efthymia Sidiropoulos, Elene Sullivan, Stephanie Sidiropoulos and Anastasia Kerr; 7 grandchildren, Mia Sidiropoulos, Jaxton and Alexander Graham, Reece and Rylee Sullivan, Kaylani Thomas and Dasia Rucker; long-time companion, Helen Kaffenzakis; sister, Eleni Sidiropoulos; brother, George Sidiropoulos; and many other family and friends around the world. He is predeceased by his mother, Efthymia Sidiropoulos; and his father, Konstantinos Sidiropoulos.
Michael was born and raised in the village of Neo Nikomidia, Greece. He left home at age 16 to join the Greek Army, later joining the merchant marines. A young ambitious man, he arrived in America in 1976 with aspirations of living out the ‘American Dream’. While in America, he started a family and helped raise his four daughters. He shared with them his many interests and hobbies including camping, boating, a heart for cooking, and teaching them of their Greek heritage and to always be proud of it. He had an outgoing personality, lively laugh, traveled to more countries than one can count, loved hunting and fishing, and greatly enjoyed social gatherings with family and friends.
Michael was a master carpenter, belonging to the Carpenter’s Union. During his career, he worked various carpentry projects from small home projects to working commercial construction for large international corporations globally. Carpentry was not only his passion, but a God given talent which he enjoyed sharing with others.
A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, September 20th from 1-4pm with the Trisagion Prayer blessing at 2pm at Kutis Funeral Home-Affton, 10151 Gravois Rd, St. Louis, MO 63123.