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Mihail “Mparmpasan” Tsambounieris

December 8, 1929 ~ March 17, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old


Mihail Emmanuel “Mparmpasan” Tsambounieris of Cleveland, Ohio passed away on Friday, March 17th, 2023, at the age of 93. 

Family will receive friends Sunday, March 26th from 4-7pm at the CANNON- CATAVOLOS FUNERAL HOME 6953 West 130th St. Parma Heights, Ohio 44130.  Trisagion 6pm.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 27th, 11am at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 2187 West 14th St. (at Fairfield) Cleveland, Ohio 44113, after which Mihail will be laid to rest amongst family and friends at Saint Theodosius Cemetery.

Mihail was born on December 8th, 1929 to Emmanuel and Evangelia (Mastroleon) Tsambounieris and survived by his loving wife, Sofia (Koumpaniou), his two sons, Emmanuel (wife Maria) and George, both of Cleveland, Ohio, and his two grandchildren, Penelope Anastasia Fotini Emmanuel and Mihail Chrysovalantis Emmanuel and many other loving family members, in-laws, their family, nieces, nephews, and friends. 

Mihail had two brothers, Minas Tsambounieris (deceased), wife Sofia, and Ioannis Tsambounieris (deceased), wife Sofia; and two sisters, Eugenia Likos (deceased), husband Vasilios (deceased), and Sofia Soulis, husband Leonidas (deceased).

He served as a ground operations soldier in the Greek Army. He was awarded The Bronze Star Medal by the President of the United States of America on November 10th, 1953 for his meritorious achievement in ground operations against the enemy in the Korean War along with two of the highest ranking medals of distinction for his service in the Greek Army. 

He was a lifelong member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, where he tirelessly and continually provided support to the church. He was one of the founding patrons of the Saint George Spoa Society of Cleveland, Ohio, an organization established in 1969 to provide a place of congregation for all immigrants coming to the United States of America from the village of Spoa, on the island of Karpathos. 

He first found employment locally as an assembly line worker. Shortly thereafter, he joined his two brothers, Minas and John, and sister, Eugenia, as downtown street vendors, having realized he found great joy in providing quality food to the people of the City of Cleveland. He has passed this honorable profession down to his two sons, Emmanuel and George, who continue honoring their father’s legacy, doing the same.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be delivered directly to them as they are in the process of creating a memoriam in Mihail’s honor on the Island of Karpathos. 

Arrangements under the care of CANNON - CATAVOLOS FUNERAL HOME of Parma Heights.

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March 26, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cannon - Catavolos Funeral Home
6953 W130th St.
Parma Heights, OH 44130

March 26, 2023

6:00 PM
Cannon - Catavolos Funeral Home
6953 W130th St.
Parma Heights, OH 44130

Funeral Service
March 27, 2023

11:00 AM
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
2187 West 14th St. (at Fairfield)
Cleveland, OH 44113


St. Theodosius Cemetery
8200 Biddulph Road
Cleveland, OH 44144


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