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.
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Published on January 19, 2019
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