Milton Drossos Obituary, Death – Milton Drossos, our devoted father, grandpa, uncle, and friend, has passed away. Gust and Artemis Drossos gave birth to him on February 23 in Bingham Canyon, Utah. Milton, the lone child of Greek immigrants, grew up in Bingham Canyon, where he learnt the value of hard work from an early age.
After graduating from Bingham High School, he joined the US Navy during the Korean War. He returned home, earned a degree in elementary education from the University of Utah, and taught for eight years. He got his Master’s Degree and worked as a public school administrator for 28 years, the most of which he spent in the Jordan School District. In June 1956, he married Sophia Kapos, with whom he had three children. He liked the outdoors and worked as a US Forest Ranger for many years. He liked to fish and garden. Milton and Sophia spent their final years playing cards and traveling around the world with various groups of friends.
Milton believed in education and, after retirement, worked as an administrator at local public elementary schools and at the St. Sophia School. He was also a member and officer in numerous educational organizations, including the NEA, ACE, JEA, PTA, and others. He maintained numerous of these friendships after he retired. A Boy Scouts of America veteran of 30 years who helped build Greek Troop 555. He was involved in several civic and communal organizations in Midvale. While Milton gained friends everywhere, he always prioritized his family. He encouraged and assisted all of his children and grandchildren in reaching their maximum potential. In his later years, he helped care for his aged parents and was godfather to scores of children.
He was adamant about his Greek Orthodox beliefs and background. Milton was the Parish Council’s vice president, a member of the Panahaikos Society, the President of AHEPA, and the organizer of the Greek Festival. Milton was a Hellenic Cultural Association trustee and vice president. He was instrumental in the formation of the Greek Historical Organization and a museum honoring Utah’s Greek ancestors. Milton’s children are Connie (George) Cayias, Tikey (Effey) Drossos, and Perry (Martha) Drossos. Their grandchildren include Thomas (Alexandra), Jamie, Artemis, Vasileos, Anna, and Alexandra, as well as a large extended family. Gust and Artemis Drossos predeceased him, as did his wife of 66 years, Sophia Kapos Drossos.