COHOES – Kathy Papadopoulos (Kyriake Papadopoulou) passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the age of 60.
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Kathy was born in Troy on September 13, 1959 and was the daughter of John Semon of Latham and the late Katina (Zahopolous) Semon.
She was raised and educated in Latham and, following high school, worked in retail stores in the area which included Two Guys, Macy’s and Burlington Coat Factory.
Kathy was the much loved wife of Konstantinos “Gus” Papadopoulos whom she met on a visit to Kavala, Greece. They were married on July 2, 1988 in St. Apostle Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Philippi, Kavala, Greece. They resided in Latham for several years following their marriage and returned to Greece where they lived from 1993 until 1996. In 1997, Kathy established Katarina’s Café in the Clifton Country Mall which she operated until 2004. She had simultaneously owned Treasures which was also located in the same Mall.
In recent years Kathy dedicated her time to her husband and to her home. She enjoyed visiting flea markets and antiquing with her husband.
A blessing to those who knew her, Kathy will be missed by many for her sweet voice, smile and soul and to her husband she was his life and his heart.
In addition to her husband and father, Kathy is survived by her brother Chris Siemonidis; her aunts and uncles, Hope Berk, Lula Mavromati, Paris (Fotini) Zahopolous and Elizabeth Ilyadis. She was niece to the late George (Mary), James (Mary) and Michael (Bertha) Semon, Sophie Papapanu, Vasilios (Bill) and Simos (Simon) Zahopolous. Also surviving are many cousins.
Friends are invited to visit with Kathy’s family on Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 4 until 7 pm at the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway in Watervliet and on Monday, from 10 am until 11 am (Trisagion Memorial Service during that time) in St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 440 Whitehall Road, Albany following which the funeral service will be held at 11 am. Burial will follow in Elmwood Hill Cemetery, Troy.