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Michael Petros Skourellos

October 26, 1950 ~ August 2, 2022 (age 71)

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Μιχαήλ (Michael) Petros Skourellos, 71, of Tampa, Florida, passed away on August 2, 2022, after a courageous battle with ALS. Originally from Kalymnos, Greece, Michael immigrated to the United States on April 28, 1968, at the young age of 17. He came to this country with only a Greek to English Dictionary and the ambition to pursue the American Dream. He lived for a time in Tarpon Springs, Florida with family members until he was able to purchase a home for his family. Michael met his doting wife, Shirley, in Tarpon Springs in April, 1973. Michael and Shirley were married for 47 years. Together they created a beautiful, loving family and built Michael's painting company, M.P.S. Painting, Inc.

In addition to his loving wife, Shirley; he is survived by two sons, Petros M. Skourellos and Dante M. (Lindsey) Skourellos, and their children, Olivia, Kaliope, & Zoe; two daughters, Nicolette R. (Jeffrey) Snyder, and their children, Ava & Collin, and Michele E. (Michael) Setzer-Torres, and their children, Dorian, Daphne, & Declan.

Michael loved and was proud of the family he cultivated with his wife. He was affectionately and lovingly known as Papou to his eight grandchildren. Michael will be remembered as a spectacular father, husband, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. Nothing brought Michael more joy and pride than his family. His legacy will live on through his wife, children, and grandchildren.  

Michael is also survived by his brother, Mike (Irene) Skourellos; his sister, Maria (Asomatos) Koullias, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins residing in Tarpon Springs, Florida and/or Kalymnos, Greece. Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Petros and Kaliope; his sister, Nomiki Trikily; and his brother, Pantelis Skourellos.

Visitation and trisagion will take place from 4:00 to 6:00, on Sunday, August 7, at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa.

Funeral services will take place at 11:00, on Monday, August 8, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Tarpon Springs, with burial to follow at Cycadia Cemetery in Tarpon Springs.


In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Michael's memory to one of the following:

ALS Association Florida Chapter

St. John's the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Tampa, Florida

St. Michael’s Shrine, Tarpon Springs, Florida

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tarpon Springs, Florida

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August 7, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church
2418 W Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL 33609

Funeral Service
August 8, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
36 North Pinellas Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

August 8, 2022

12:00 PM
Cycadia Cemetery
1021 Tarpon Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689


ALS Association Florida Chapter
3242 Parkside Center Circle, Tampa FL 33619
Tel: 1-813-637-9000
Web: https://www.als.org/florida

St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church
2418 W Swann Avenue, Tampa FL 33609
Tel: 1-813-876-8830
Web: https://greekorthodoxchurchtampa.com/donate-online/

St Michael's Shrine
113 Hope Street, Tarpon Springs FL 34689
Tel: 1-727-776-2036
Web: https://www.stmichaelacademy.org/theo/shrine.html

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
17 East Tarpon Avenue, Tarpon Springs FL 34689
Tel: 1-727-937-3540
Web: http://stnicholastarpon.org/give

Administration Office only - Not the location of the Cathedral

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