Timothy Gianopulos of Kooskia watched his last sunset on Wednesday, Sept. 11 and went to rest that night. He was born on March 30, 1959 to William and Naomi Gianopulos in Elizabeth, N.J. He was together with his wife Cherylee for 34 years and they had three children.
Timothy enjoyed the outdoors and loved to fish and hike. He was a dreamer and had a passion for sharing his ideas. He traveled the world, and loved to tell stories of his travels. Some of his favorite things were fishing the cold waters of Alaska, enjoying the laidback island time in Hawaii, and of course his home here in North Idaho. He especially loved the Selway River area, where he enjoyed taking his family camping and fishing. He loved watching his children play sports and was a very proud father. He was an entrepreneur and started his own reclaimed wood business, selling historic wood that always came with a story.
Timothy is survived by wife Cherylee, son Clayton, daughter Anela (Glenn) Caldwell, daughter Melanie, father William (Connie), mother Naomi, brothers William and Howard, sister Lauren (Andy) Tse, and their families as well as many other relatives and friends.
There will be a graveside funeral service Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. at Tahoe Mountain Rest Cemetery. A Celebration of Life and potluck will follow at Anela and Glenn’s house; please bring a dish. A donation account has been established in Timothy’s name for funeral expenses at Freedom Northwest Credit Union.
“Whenever you want to see me, look at the sunset and I will be there.”