Konstantinos Sideris, 42, passed away on December 18, 2019 at Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital in New York City. Born in Komotini, Greece, on June 23, 1977, Konstantinos lived in Athens until 1985 when he moved to Brunssun, Netherlands while his father served in the Greek Air Force. In 1988, Kostas moved back to Komotini, Greece until 1994. In 1994, Konstantinos moved to Houston, Texas and studied at the University of Houston and later in Rice University from where he graduated in 2001 with a degree in computer engineering. That same year Konstantinos started work at OpenLink Financial, Inc. and moved to Long Island to work at the company’s corporate headquarters. While working at OpenLink he met his wife, Melodie Sideris, and they lived in Astoria for many years before settling in Cranbury, New Jersey in November, 2018. Konstantinos had a love for the skies and, as a result, received his pilot’s license. Along with recreational flying, he belonged to multiple groups of amateur pilots and flight simulators where he had met many of his closest friends. Konstantinos grew up around bicycles in his grandfather’s bicycle shop in Komotini. Konstantinos had joined a New York amateur bike club and completed multiple bicycle centuries. Konstantinos also always played an active role in the Greek community here in the United States such as participating in a Greek radio show in Rice University in Houston, Texas.
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Proceeded in death by his father, Petros Sideris; Konstantinos is survived by his mother, Anastasia Sideris, brother, Stylianos Sideris, wife, Melodie Sideris, daughter, Anastasia Sideris, two sons, Petros and Andreas Sideris and an unborn son. Konstantinos worked as an IT Professional and was an active member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America club.
The family will receive friends on Friday, December 27th, 2019 from 6pm-8pm at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Piscataway, NJ. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 28th, 2019 starting at 9:30am. Burial will follow at Brainerd Cemetery in Cranbury. At other hours, they may be contacted at the Sideris residence in Cranbury, NJ.
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