Evangelia Kozompolis, 93, of Hamilton, NJ went into God’s arms peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on June 6, 2022.
Born in Kambos Messinias, Greece genos Kleidonas, moved to America with her husband Stavros and settled in New Jersey in 1972 at the age of 43. Reminiscing on her ancestral lands in Kambos, Greece Yiayia would often say “είμαστε από το χωριό που πεινούν οι αετοί νερό” (Translation: We are from the village where the Eagles come to drink their water). She was a proud Greek American and all who knew her loved her. Eva retired from Kooltronic after 30 years of employment. She spent and very much enjoyed that retirement as a homemaker, beautifying her yard gardening, knitting scarves, and blankets for her family, and for donations to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where she was a proud member, and she was a proud member of Philoptochos.
She is predeceased by her doting husband of 60 years Mr. Stavros Kozompolis and her best friend and daughter Olga Karpontinis. She is survived by her daughters Mary (Dimitrios) Korres and Linda (Paul) Kotrotsios, her grandchildren Evangelia and Ralph Rodriquez, Linda and John Drager, Aphrodite and George Tsilomelekis, Stavroula and Dimitrios Panagiotopoulos, and Ioanna Kotrotsios, 13 great-grandchildren and one on the way, 3 great-great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-great-grandson, and many nieces and nephews. She was a spectacular woman that left in a spectacular fashion. The very definition of strength and the last of her kind. Eva was the matriarch of her family and the beacon of wisdom and experience. Her children and grandchildren always looked to her for guidance. Her beauty in her heart always shined through. You made us who we are Yiayia. We will love you and miss you forever. Σε αγαπώ πολύ πολύ πολύ.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, 1200 Klockner Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619.