James M. Michopoulos

August 29, 1955March 29, 2013

James M. Michopoulos, 57, after a lengthy illness passed away at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs on March 29, 2013. He was born to John and Lois Michopoulos on August 29, 1955 in Colorado Springs Colorado. His parents and two brothers Peter and Thymios precede him in death. His brother Andrew survives him. He attended Skyway Elementary then Cheyenne Mountain Junior and Senior High Schools. Jim had attended Pikes Peak Community College. In addition to working for the family business Michelle’s, a lifelong endeavor, he in his early days also worked for Mountain Valley Ambulance. He always had a strong wish to serve the community and had been a volunteer firefighter for the Ivywild Cheyenne Canyon Volunteer Fire Department, a reserve police officer for the Colorado Springs Police Department and had officiated high school wrestling and football. He actively supported the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society Silver Key, Pikes Peak Hospice, CASA and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He also was a member of the local Elks Lodge. He was a cancer survivor. Jim loved people and animals and was very outgoing and likeable. Many will miss him.

Visitation for James is Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Swan Law Funeral Directors from 7:00-9:00pm. Services are Thursday April 4, 2013 at 10:00am at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 2215 Paseo Rd Colorado Springs, CO 80907. Entombment will take place at Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home in the Mausoleum at 3:30pm Thursday afternoon.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 3, 2013
  • Funerl Service Thursday, April 4, 2013

James M. Michopoulos

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April 20, 2013

Jim always made me extra special caramel parfait s when he worked behind the ice cream counter at Michelle's.
Greg LaVoi

Dee Cossette

April 9, 2013

Hello, I worked with Jim ("Cannonball") Michopoulos at Mountain Valley Ambulance in the early days when women were "new" to EMS. He was helpful, humorous, professional, and "real". I was inspired by his empathy and enthusiasm for providing the best care for all patients and situations. It is not a stretch to say that his example contributed greatly to my medical profession career. I will truly miss him but his humor and caring remains. He gave much and took it should be. Dee

April 8, 2013

My name is Allan Jahnke and I worked with Andy when we lived in Colorado Springs. I had met Jim many years ago and he was always nice and friendly to me.
My condolences to Andy and the entire family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Allan/Kathie and Jordan Jahnke

Matt McCombe

April 7, 2013

I was saddened to hear about Jim's passing, we had played football against each other in high school and I worked with him at Michelle when I was a teenager. Jim was a great guy and fun to be around...I still remember him showing me how to properly make Greek coffee. My deep condolences to Andy and the rest of the Michopoulos family.

Nancy Cooper

April 7, 2013

Jimmy, I will always remember the fun times we had together and the heartaches we shared. I know you will be waiting for me in heaven with your beautiful smile.

April 6, 2013

I was shocked to hear about the passing of Jim, I never even knew that he was I'll...I have known Jim and the family for a very very long time my Prayers and Thoughts goes to the family...

Andy please contact me at:

Richard Seabolt

April 6, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Cindy Taylor-Smentowski

April 6, 2013

Growing up, we spent many a Friday night at Michelles. Jim was a wonderful person to know in High School. He also gave a job to my oldest son when he entered the workforce. He will be sorely missed by many. Prayers are with the family.

Nonee Seyfried

April 6, 2013

To Jim's Family - So sorry to learn of your loss. Though I didn't know Jim personally, I knew his brother, Andy. The family business - Michelle's - is one of my fondest memories of living in Colorado Springs. Andy, please know that my prayers go out to you at this time. May Jim be at peace now. He will always hold a special place in the hearts of those that knew him.

Sandra Tremback

April 5, 2013

My prayers and thoughts are with Jim's family. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Jim, I chatted with him and shared quotes on Facebook for the past year. I will miss him.