🇺🇸 Everett G. Demopulos, 97 – World War II Veteran
Everett Demopulos was born to his parents George and Angeline, on June 17, 1923 at Mercy Hospital.
A native of Wilkes Barre, Everett grew up working dutifully in his father’s diner. Following high school, he attended Penn State University.
However, at the onset of WWII Everett chose to take a leave from his studies in order to serve his country proudly. He was a U.S. Army paratrooper and medic for the 221st Airborne Division. After the war Everett returned to college and earned his BA in Hotel and Restaurant Management.
In 1954 Everett married the love of his life, Evelyn Karaces of Minersville. Together they made a life for themselves in Tamaqua and became the well-known proprietors of Taylor’s Diner for almost 30 years, and were beloved by their employees and customers alike.
Everett is survived by his wife, his sister Marion Zachariades, his three children Nick, Rea, and Sondi, and his two grandchildren Guy and Bergen.
He was appreciated for his great sense of humor, worldly knowledge and advice, and his interests in hunting and wood-working. Everett was a member of the FreeMasons for over 60 years and was a founding member of the Tamaqua Gun Club.
Simply put, Everett Demopulos was one-of-a-kind. Thank you so much to all of the home health aids, friends, and loved ones who cared for and supported him until the very end. As anyone who knew him would suggest, “They just don’t make them like that anymore.”
Everett Demopulos will be greatly missed.
Please, in lieu of flowers, gifts, food, and/or other items of consolation, the family would appreciate that a donation be made in Everett Demopulos’s honor, to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 18701 or Hillside SPCA, PO Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901
Calling Hours will be from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Thursday, March 25, at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Attendees are reminded of the COVID-19 pandemic guidelines and are kindly asked to wear a mask and observe physical distancing. Online condolences may be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.