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Kyriakos Papanikolaou, Worked at Ethnikos Kirikas for 30+ Years, Was 90

May 5, 2020
By Matina Demelis

ΝEW YORK – Kyriakos Papanikolaou, who worked at Ethnikos Kirikas for more than 30 years, passed away on Holy Monday, April 13. He was 90.

Born in Aglantzia, Cyprus in 1929, he was the youngest of the six children of Constantine and Iphigenia.

In 1950, he met in Cyprus his later wife Maria who had visited the island for a vacation. They married in Cyprus and then moved to New York. They had two children, Ariadne and Michael. Initially, Kyriakos Papanikolaou worked in restaurants and diners. He then worked for the newspaper Atlantis for a few years, until he got a job at the National Herald where he worked for more than 30 years until 1994 when he retired. He worked on the newspaper’s printing and then on page layout.

“My father loved his job at Ethnikos Kirikas. He was happy to work for the newspaper and in 2015, when the newspaper celebrated its 100th anniversary, he said how proud he was to be part of the history of the newspaper,” his son Michael told The National Herald.

Kyriakos Papanikolaou worked six days a week and was never absent. "I do not remember him missing even one day of work. Even when he was sick. He was a loyal, honest, and trustworthy man,” said his son Michael.

He also noted that his father loved his family in New York and Cyprus. "He was very proud of Cyprus. He was the only one of six brothers to leave for America and was proud of the life he had built here for his family.”

His eldest daughter, Ariadne, died of cancer at the age of 52. He had three grandchildren from his son Michael.

The funeral took place on April 25 with close family in attendance due to the measures during the coronavirus pandemic.

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