Deno Nickolas Terry

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Deno Nickolas Terry

February 11, 1927 - January 08, 2019

Deno Nickolas Terry DENVER [mdash] Deno N. Terry, born to parents, Antoinette and Nick Terry, in Chicago, Illinois, on Feb. 11, 1927, passed away Jan. 8, 2019, in Denver, Colorado.
Deno worked at his father's restaurant in South Chicago from an early age. During World War II he joined the United States Army Air Corps on his 17th birthday and served until the war's end.
He married Frances Skoupas on June 5, 1949. They moved their young family to Anderson, Indiana, in 1958 to be near Fran's sister and brother-in-law, Connie and Ted Demos, to raise their families together. For a short while, Deno operated a restaurant, Terry's Grill, in downtown Anderson. He also worked at the Anaconda Wire and Cable plant on East 31st Street until it closed in 1975.
Deno had a never-ending curiosity and talent with mechanical things and during his over 40 years in Anderson he was a sought-after freelance repair/restoration person for pinball machines, jukeboxes and other arcade amusements. In 2001, Deno and Fran moved to Parker, Colorado, to be closer to family. Deno did not know a stranger and had an outsized personality and ever-present sense of humor.
He was predeceased by his parents; wife, Frances; brother, Andrew; sister, Pauline; an infant son; sons, Nickolas and Gregory; and one grandson.
He is survived by son, Mark (Helen); daughters, Doria (Tom) Cladis, Antoinette (Richard) Lyons; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and countless other family and friends.
Interment took place at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colorado.
Published on January 19, 2019
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5 posts

Mike Templeton
Feb 04, 2019
So very sorry to hear about Deno passing. I had known him and Fran since I was a young boy. He was a very kind and wonderful person. I was fortunate to have known and worked with him over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Kristi
Jan 25, 2019
I’m so sorry to hear about Deno and also seeing that Fran had passed earlier as well. I loved Deno and Fran! They lived close to us on Delaware Street...they were so sweet and extremely welcoming to us when we moved there. He told my then husband that my mother (that also lived beside them) was his mother-in-love!! He was a very wise man and you could tell how much they meant to each other. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Karen Fadely
Jan 25, 2019
I’m so sorry to hear about Deno passing. He was always smiling and so friendly when we saw him. He and Fran were neighbors of my sister and her husband and later my mother. May God bless you all with peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead.
Debby Hodgson ricci
Jan 23, 2019
Sorry hear about Deno passes. He was really a great person. I remember hearing him in the neighborhood. He alway had a joke.
Sallie wicker mattox
Jan 20, 2019
Oh my goodness. We were just talking about him on the Anderson site on Facebook. I ate at Terry’s Grill almost every day in high school. I have such good memories of him and that little grill. He was so kind to us probably unruly kids. Thank you for that Deno Terry.