St Nectarios, Battersea

St Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church Wycliffe Road, London SW11 5QR
In Memoriam

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Zacharias Christoforou

Born in Syngrasi - Cyprus 9 November 1939

Zacharias sadly passed away on Monday, 15th February 2021 at the age of 81.

He contracted Covid on 31st December whilst convalescing after having surgery. He fought this illness and we all felt so lucky that he had beaten it to come home to his family. Unfortunately, we were wrong and almost 3 weeks later God took him away from us. 

He leaves behind his wife Androulla from Yerani and together, they would have celebrated 60 years of marriage this August. Zacharias had three children; Chris, Maria and Koulla; Son-in-laws George and Zacharias and six grandchildren; Andreas, Chris, Phoebe, Martha, Demitris and Christina and many much loved relatives and friends. He loved his family and their achievements in life and nothing made him happier than when we were all together having a meal or a BBQ, a drink and a laugh.

Zacharias was one of 6 siblings who travelled from Cyprus to England in the 50s to work and find a better life.

He worked for many years as a car mechanic in South London and was well known in the community.

Zacharias was a happy, friendly, smiley man who loved to have a chat with everyone he met. Unfortunately, in later years his hearing deteriorated and he could not always hear what people were saying.

He loved to watch all sports but most of all he loved football and his beloved Tottenham Hotspur.

The funeral will take place Thursday 18th March at The Greek Orthodox Church of St Nectarios and he will be laid to rest at Morden Cemetery.

Instead of flowers the family have asked that donations are made to St Nectarios Church, who have been very supportive to the family and the community for many years. His memory will live on through his children and grandchildren as we will raise a glass to Zacharias when we can all be together soon and remember the happy times.  

We will miss him very much and he will always be in our hearts and prayers .