BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Christo Bargiuma, of Bridgeport, died suddenly Wednesday, July 1.
Bargiuma was born in Kranea, Macedonia, Greece, to the late Ioan and Ioana Mihadas Bargiuma. After finishing high school in Thessaloniki, Greece, he went on to college in Spain on a scholarship where he studied chemistry and graduated cum laude from Salamanca University. He was a soccer player for Megas Alexandros team in Thessaloniki and he was a volleyball player and coach for the Real Madrid club in Spain. He became very good friends with the famous soccer player Puskas, who also played for the same club.
In 1971, he followed his family to Bridgeport, where he worked for General Electric, Perkin Elmer and retired from Voltarc Co. He will always be remembered for his generosity. He was a member of St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church where he helped the church annual festival for so many years, preparing his famous marinated shish kebab.
He is survived by his sister Eftimia Sideri (Ioan); brother Constantin; and sister Caterina Colimitra (Andrei), all of Bridgeport; a nephew of Trumbull, Connecticut; a niece of Shelton, Connecticut; and three great-grandnieces.
He was predeceased by two sisters, two brothers and a sister-in-law.
Friends may call Tuesday, July 7 from 10 -11 a.m. at St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church, 504 Sport Hill Road, Easton, Connecticut. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 7 at 11 a.m. directly at St. Dimitrie Church. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery.
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