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Andrew Spyrou, 95, Of Greenwich

GREENWICH, Conn. – Andrew G. Spyrou, of Greenwich and Skiathos, Greece, died Oct. 12. He was 95.

Spyrou was born on the island of Syros in Greece, studying at the Maritime College in Greece and the Royal Technical College (now The University of Strathclyde) in Glasgow, Scotland.

He was a naval architect and maritime engineer, as well as a founding member of the Institution of Nuclear Engineers in London.

Spyrou joined the Aristotle S. Onassis Organization as a Technical Representative in 1951, helping design, construct and maintain a fleet of tankers and bulk carriers, becoming the company's Technical Director in 1960.

He retired from the Onassis Corporation in 1982, and went on to author three books, the last in 2010.

Spyrou was predeceased by his wife Anne (Nan) and son George, and is survived by son Alexander, and five grandchildren, Peter, Andrew, Isabella, John and Nicholas.

A funeral service will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 954 Lake Ave., Greenwich.

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