Eugenia P. Anagnostopulos, 91, of Johnstown, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Wilkinson Center, Amsterdam, NY. Eugenia was born on January 17, 1923, to the late Peter and Alexandra Anagnostopulos, Greek immigrants who settled in Johnstown. Her parents established the Johnstown Candy Kitchen, which later became Pete's Snack Bar. She and her siblings worked in the family business while growing up. She graduated from Johnstown High School and remained at Pete's, working with her parents before taking over and operating the restaurant herself. Jean passed the business on to her nephew, Michael, who continues to operate Pete's. Jean worked with Michael until the age of 91.
Jean will be remembered for being devoted to her family and the family business and her strong work ethic. Taking care of her customers, greeting old friends, and family was her greatest joy in life. Jean loved to give everyone the chance to be the "kid in the candy store." She leaves many beautiful memories to all who knew her and she will be missed dearly.
Jean is survived by her brother, John of Gloversville; her nephews, Michael (Tammy) of Johnstown, Mark (Janet Zinter) of Brattleboro, VT, Louis (Karen), Matthew of Rapid City, SD and Peter of Gloversville; also her grandnieces and grandnephews, Clair, Jack and Joseph Anagnostopulos, Summer Logue and her son Caiden, John Anagnostopulos and Angelia Van Pelt. She was predeceased by her siblings, Mary, Angelo and William; her two sisters-in-law, both named Gloria.
A Greek Orthodox funeral will be held on Friday, August 1, 2014, at noon at Saint Theodore's Church, 70 Washington Street, Gloversville. Burial will be in Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown, NY. Memorial contributions in Jean's memory may be made to the Johnstown Citizens Band.
Arrangements are being handled by the Amico Funeral Home, 150 South Main Street, Gloversville, NY. www.amicofuneralhome.com.