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Louis Anderson
  • In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Lou's name to:
  • Greek Church of the Holy Trinity, Building Fund
    30 Race Street
    Charleston, SC 29403
  • In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Lou's name to:
  • Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Westfield
    250 Gallows Hill Road
    Westfield, NJ 07090

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“Dear Kiki, I'm sorry for not keeping in touch with you. I think of you and about Lou so often and hope you're somewhat at peace with the loss of your...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Lynn & Bernie Turiel - Westfield

“Both Liz and I send our heartfelt prayers to the family. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Andrew Kowalczyk - New York, NY

“So sorry for you loss ; hug for you and you family. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Alicia Lobo - Union, NJ - Friend

“Kiki and family,John and I are thinking about you at this sad time. Lou was a proud husband, father and grandfather. He accomplished so much ...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Kiki, we would like to express our sincere condolences on the passingof your dear Lou and we send you and your family our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Denise and Roger Bollag - Monaco

“We will always remember Lou as a dedicated Orthodox Christian, a wonderful husband to Kiki and a loving father and grandfather. It is always sad to...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Jim and Noreen Speros - Wellesley, MA

“Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and your family. Zoi Se Sas ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Thomas Planzos - Brooklyn, NY

“We are so happy to have know Lou and are saddened by his passing. Our deepest sympathy to KiKi and family. Love, Ed and Laura Szweda ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Laura Szweda - Kiawah Island, SC

“Cara Kiki...Mi dispiace sentire della morte di Lou. Era un uomo simpatico. A tutti mancherà. Riccardo dei Partenopei ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Rich Bennett - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“May your Memory Be Eternal ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Kalleope and Nick Amoratis - FL


Louis Anderson, age 87, of Charleston, South Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, June 3, 2017 in the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 30 Race Street at 1:30 p.m. The family will greet friends Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the church. Trisagion prayer service and burial will be held Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Westfield, New Jersey at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Louis was born June 26, 1929, to the late James (aka Dimitrios Andronopoulos) and Mary (Papadopoulos) Anderson of Brooklyn, New York, who were proud parents to Lou and his younger brother, Charles, who predeceased him.

Beginning with his modest roots as the son of Greek immigrants, Lou distinguished himself through extraordinary life experiences and his devotion to family. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from New York Polytechnic Institute, served two years in the Army Chemical Corps during the Korean War and received an MBA from Rutgers University. For 25 years Lou worked at Exxon, which brought him and his family to Westfield, New Jersey, Charleston, South Carolina, and Rome, Italy. His business travels took him around the world. After serving as head of Exxon's Global Marine Shipping and Transportation group, he became Managing Director of the Onassis Group, moving to Monte Carlo, Monaco in 1977 to represent Ms. Christina Onassis's interests in shipping, finance, real estate and philanthropic foundations. Lou finished his career as Managing Director of Papachristidis UK LTD in London and served as Director of United Kingdom Protection and Indemnity Insurance, the largest international marine shipping insurance company in the world.

Lou retired to Kiawah Island, South Carolina in 1996 and subsequently moved to Bishop Gadsden with his loving wife, Angelika. Central to their family life was Lou's deep commitment to the Greek Orthodox Church. He was a founding member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Westfield, New Jersey and a member of the Leadership 100 and parish council member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Charleston, South Carolina. He was honored as an Archon for his outstanding service to the church and leadership of the Orthodox Christian community.

Lou is survived by Angelika (Kiki) Skopelitis Anderson, his loving wife of 64 years; his sister-in-law, Anastasia (husband Gus, deceased) Sagos; his adoring daughters: Mary Lou (husband Brian) Relle of Potomac, Maryland and Debra (husband John) Apruzzese of New Vernon, New Jersey; cherished grandfather of five granddaughters: Dana, Katherine, Elizabeth, Margaret and Ali; and niece Dina Anderson Chase (husband Peter and children Connor, Griffin, and Caroline) of Lloyd Harbor, New York.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Lou's name to the Building Fund of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Race Street, Charleston, SC 29403 or Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Westfield, 250 Gallows Hill Road, Westfield, NJ 07090 or Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community of Charleston, One Bishop Gadsden Way, Charleston, SC 29412.