Dr. Harold W. Gianopulos

Dr. Harold W. Gianopulos
of South Barrington

Harold W. Gianopulos, MD, was born on July 29, 1935 in Chicago to Basil and Anna (nee Soteropulos) Gianopulos. He died Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in South Barrington.

Dr. Gianopulos worked as a Radiologist for Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, 1970 to 2002. He was Board certified in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Nuclear Radiology.

Harold is survived by his spouse Mary, whom he married June 12, 1960 in Chicago; children, Harold “Skip” (Gayle) Gianopulos Jr., Stephen Gianopulos and Jennifer (Jeff) Griffin; grandchildren, Jorah Griffin, Stephanie Gianopulos, Jessica Gianopulos, Allison Gianopulos, Janai Griffin, Jakin Griffin and Cassidy Gianopulos; Siblings, John (Vasiliki) Gianopulos, Joyce (Carl) Stanton and Despe (Chris) Sterious; brother in law John Galanes.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Irene Galanes; and his sister in law Mary Gianopulos.

Visitation Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd. (4 blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, IL.   Visitation 10:00 am, Monday, April 24, 2017 until the 11:00 am Funeral Service at The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, 1330 North Douglas Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL  60004. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Lawndale Medical Center, PO Box 23113 Chicago, IL 60623 or https://lawndale.tfaforms.net/3. Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

26 thoughts on “Dr. Harold W. Gianopulos

  1. So deeply sorry for the sudden loss of this beloved man, who now sees his Lord face to face. Rest in peace and rise in glory, Harold, brother in Christ. You and your smiling face will be missed.

  2. Dear Mary, Skip, Steve and Jenny,
    We were so shocked and saddened to learn this morning of Harold’s passing. He was a treasured and much-loved friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Mary Lynn and Scott Peters

  3. Mary, Skip, Steve and family: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. He was a very special man to many. Love and prayers from California. Heidi and Scott Napier

  4. Dear Mary, Skip, Steve, Jenny and the entire family,
    I was saddened and shocked at hearing of Harold’s/Dad’s promotion to Heaven. We all loved a very special man. Remembering your visit to Lenny when he was hospitalized nine years ago. So thankful for all our memories. Praying for God’s comfort and peace for all of you. Love and hugs.

  5. Carol Sue and I have such precious memories of Harold and Mary and of his brother John and Mary and the rest of the family. Won’t forget the Christmas we spent with the family and getting to see everyone at Mark and Tish’s wedding. Johnny Clayton

  6. Dear Mary, Skip, Steve, and Jenny, our hearts grieve with yours in your loss. Harold was a gift of God’s love to us (along with the 4 of you).
    We hold you in our hearts and prayers in your grieving . With much love
    Don and Charlotte Ferris

  7. I’m so sorry for this incredible loss… May our Lord wrap His loving arms around all of you. “The Lord is close to those whose hearts are breaking, and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18
    My prayers are with you…

  8. I am so sorry to hear of Dr. G’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. He was one kind, sweet and gentle man. I have very fond memories of him. I will always remember him with respect and that warm smile and twinkle in his eye! Diane Centrich Buffa

  9. Dr G. was an exceptional man! A great example to all who knew him of what it means to be passionate about your faith, family and friends. Christ’s joy and light radiated out of him and he was a great inspiration to all of us as Stephen’s friends. We treasure our memories of him.
    Our love, prayers, and daily thoughts are with Mrs. G, Gio, and the entire Gianopulos family. A great legacy lives on!

    Love, Roger James, Jr. on behalf of the entire James Gang ( including Carole and the legacy of Dr. J., who was also a big admirer.)

    • Lane Tech Class of 1953 Alumni Club:
      Harold was a classmate and active member of our Lane Tech Alumni Club. We currently have 15 active classmate members who meet monthly for lunch during the year. Harold was a key participant in our discussions about the good times we all had at our dear Lane Tech High School. He will be deeply missed and sadly remembered. We extend our heart felt condolences and deepest sympathy to his family.
      Sincerely
      Ron Domkowski
      Go-Lane-Go

  10. I am so sorry for your loss of Dr Gio. Harold and Mary has always treated me like family. I have loss my adopted dad that I truly loved and admired. Those who know Christ will see him again in heaven . Steve thanks for all the memories I share with you and your family due to Awana Camp. Love you all Jerry and Donna Hooks. ❤️

  11. Yesterday morning, I was stunned and saddened to hear of Harold’s passing. What a dear man. He was one of the first people I met when I came to AHEFC back in 1982 and has been a blessing in my life ever since. He was so comforting to me when I had biopsies for possible breast cancer quite a few years ago. Thankfully everything was fine, but there was a length of waiting to be sure. I loved his heart for missions and remember his sharing with us during the wake for Dr. Ebert when that good man was killed in Ghana while they were on a medical mission trip. When I was involved in singles ministry back in the 90s he and Mary opened their beautiful home to us on a couple occasions for a time of fellowship, something they often did for church groups. I sat with him and Mary at Gary Gabel’s memorial service and he told me after the service he was heading to Lawndale where he was volunteering time since that medical outreach was spearheaded by Dr. Jerry, the third man killed in that shooting in Afghanistan, and he was helping to fill in the gap left by the loss of Dr.Jerry. Harold never stopped giving and serving the Lord. My sympathy to Mary and the family. Our loss is heaven’s gain.

  12. Mary and family, What a gentle, loving man of God Harold was. My love and prayers are with you all. I’m certain he and Dick are having a joyous reunion in Heaven! With love, Charlotte Moore

  13. Dear Mary, Skip, Steve, and Jenny,

    So sorry to hear of Harold’s promotion to heaven. I only imagine how many questions he has already asked! Kathy and I are grieving his loss with you and also thanking God for his smile, his life, his service to God and to others, and for the positive and affirming way he spoke with so many. Oh how I wish I could have had a last conversation with him and get caught up since the last time we talked. May the Lord strengthen you, give you a deep peace, and encourage your hearts in this time of loss. With affection, Jay and Kathy Pinney

  14. Dear Mary and family.
    We were so sorry to hear from Trudy about the death of your husband and father Harold. We remember him well from years ago when we were all at Arlington Free raising our kids. We are living in Fairhaven Retirement now along with Trudy who keeps us updated on all going on at Arlington. Our prayers are with you.
    Bob and Loretta Hoskins

  15. Dear Skip and family, I was so sorry to hear of the sudden death of your dad. I’m sure it is a shock to all of you and hard at this time .
    Your comfort is in knowing that he did not suffer. He sounds like a marvelous father and husband and friend to all who knew him. My prayers are with you and your family as you celebrate his life and add another sparkling star to the heavens. Hugs and prayers, Kay.

  16. Dear Mary and Family, I am sure that I can not only speak for myself; Bethany Beach as well. What a “SPECIAL MAN” ! He really sincerely cared for others. What a privilege to have him as a friend. Many Blessings, Jimmy Glauser, and Pearl.

  17. Stephen and Family,
    I am truly sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you are you family during this time. Stephen, I know how instrumental you father was to you and I am sorry for your loss. You have shared many stories with me and I know this is a difficult time for you but I know you were blessed with the time spent returning home to visit.

    Our sincere condolences,

    Marci, Gary and Kai

  18. Stephen and Family,
    I am truly sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you are you family during this time. Stephen, I know how instrumental you father was to you and I am sorry for your loss. You have shared many stories with me and I know this is a difficult time for you but I know you were blessed with the time spent returning home to visit.

    Our sincere condolences,

    Marci, Gary and Kai

  19. Dear Mary & family, I am so completely saddened to learn of Harold’s passing on to Heaven. I’m sorry for your loss of him here, as well as for everyone he so genuinely loved & cared for. He was a remarkable man of God & I am so thankful for his impact on my life. I have always thought of him as a beautiful example of a loving husband, father & friend to many. He abundantly modeled Christ’s love to others, so often with your Entire family. I’m not sure if you are interested in stories from friends, but he once came to my youth group and taught what smoking does to lungs and how long it takes to clear them once they’re filled with cigarette smoke. His visual presentation was enough to make sure I never wanted to smoke. I always hurt to see people smoke because I know what it does to their lungs. He was a wonderful health advocate and so much more. I am praying you feel God’s comfort in the coming days, months & years. Much love to your family!

  20. DEAR MARY AND FAMILY,I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. HAROLD AND I GO BACK TO LANE TECH HIGH SCHOOL IN 1949. AFTER LANE HE WENT TO THE AIR FORCE AND MEDICAL SCHOOL AND I WENT TO THE MARINE CORPS AND BECAME AN ARCHITECT.CURRENTLY WE MET REGULARLY FOR DINNER AT OUR ALUMNI CLUB MEETINGS AND HE ALWAYS ANSWERED MY QUESTIONS CONCERNING MY MEDICAL ISSUES. BUT I WILL NEVER FORGET HOW HAROLD INFLUENCED MY SON DANIEL. WHILE HAROLD WAS A MEDICAL MISSIONARY,DANIEL,HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN BECAME MISSIONARIES IN CENTRAL AMERICA AS A RESULT OF ME TELLING DAN ABOUT HAROLD MISSIONARY WORK. I KNOW GOD IN HEAVEN IS HAPPY TO HAVE HAROLD EVEN THOUGH ITS A GREAT LOSS TO US. HAROLD WAS THE BEST

  21. Mary and family – We are so saddened by the loss of such a wonderful man. We’re thankful that he’s with Jesus. He will be deeply missed. We wish we could be there to tell you in person that we love you. We are praying for all of you. Much love – Rick, Ann, Katie, Rachel, Julia and Caleb Smith

  22. Dear Mary, Skip, Steve and Jen,
    Bill and I are so sorry for your great loss.
    Harold was such a special man, I have known you both since we were children,
    it is so hard to believe he is gone. We all know he is with God.
    I will always remember his compassion, his caring manner and his helpfulness
    when I had questions about my Mother’s care. He never minded talking to
    me when I was worried about her. I will never forget that kindness.
    We will all miss him and that wonderful smile.
    We know you will find comfort in God’s love.
    Our Deepest Sympathy,
    With love,
    Bea and Bill

  23. Dear Mary and family….

    This is such a bittersweet time for many. Harold was such an outstanding ambassador for Christ and loving caring friend. His sweetness is being acknowledged by so many which makes it bitter to let him go.

    The Goodmiller/Neesan family loved his heart and his commitment to serve others.
    Please know Mary that we are all praying for and your family in this time of loss. You and Harold have been great friends and we will never forget your beloved Harold.

    Our comfort comes in knowing that we will all be united again when the Lord calls us home.

    Eileen and Brian Goodmiller

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