Konstantinos Prokopiou, the chair of the Constitution of the Pan-Australian Coordinating Committee – Justice for Cyprus (PASEKA), passed away at the age of 78. He leaves behind his wife Andrianna and two daughters Nellie and Sotera.
He will always be remembered by the Greek and Cypriot community of Melbourne as a patriot, who stressed the importance of participating in events and committees, “especially in the protest about the Turkish invasion and the illegal occupation of Cypriot and European soil” to help and ease the talks for a fair solution.
Born in Trikomo, in Cyprus, Prokopiou was one of those who fled, coming to Australia to begin a new life, but never forgetting his homeland.
Constantino Procopiou attended the Gymnasium of Famagusta, Maraslios Paedagogical Academy, Athens university and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
An educator by profession, he was the head of Greek studies in Tertiary institutions for 20 years, He taught at Toorak College, which later became Deakin University.He was the Chairman , panel of examiners for higher school certificate .
He enjoyed football and was the President of Malvern City football Club.
Constantinos Procopiou was the President for the Justice for Cyprus , PSEKA for Australia and New Zealand.
In Australia, he married Adrianna Pipingas from Rizokarpasso and had two daughters – Sotiria an Architect and Nelly a pharmacist. According to his daughter Sotiria, his funeral is due to take place next week.
Parikiaki extend their condolences to the family