Born Chicago, Illinois to Chris & Mary Noplos, brother to Barbara (Chuck) Moen, Ronnie (Ed) Humphreyes, brother-in-law to Cynthia (Bill) Stoecker. Godfather to Scott Kumis, Scott Contos, Julie Kagy, Michael Poulos, Brad Humphreyes, Sophia Patten, Nick Gardeakos, Shane Watters, and Layla Goodman. And Uncle/great uncle to many loved ones.
Married for 47 years to Helen Noplos “the love of his life”. We met in high school and hung out with our Goya friends at St. Nicholas Church in Oak Lawn. We volunteered many hours working on festivals and other Church activities that helped us grow our friendship and love for each other. We were a team.
Phil loved life, his love of cooking, singing, photography, wildlife, kayaking, hiking, snow skiing, yoga, golfing, camping, traveling and the adventures of exploring. He was always up for learning something new and do not ever tell him he cannot do something he would prove you wrong. When we traveled to foreign countries, he would study the language prior to the trip he learned Swahili, French, Spanish, Chinese, and Italian. He also knew Greek, and German that he actually studied in school. He performed with an amateur theatre group and many roles were with Helen as love interest in these productions.
One achievement that Phil is most proud of is him being a founding father of Scottsdale Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. He was part of a small core group of people that put together the plans of this Church, He was the first Parish Council President. He helped create the mission of this Scottsdale Church to serve the unchurched Orthodox people in the Scottsdale area. We wanted to reach people that did not speak Greek but wanted to participate thus, the liturgy being mostly in English. We wanted to be welcoming to all and the Church has grown and thrived. This community is a kind and loving family.
Phil has been a lifelong choir member starting in Oak Lawn St. Nicholas Church as a teen. When Assumption first began, he was one of the first choir members and up until the pandemic when we could no longer sing in Church. He loved to sing and had a great voice that will be missed.
Phil earned his BS degree in Chemistry and Computer Technology from UICC. Executive MBA Management Institute Certificate ASU. Certified Information Security manager, Certified Information Systems Security Professional. He wore many hats in his career path, EVP and Chief Information Officer, Vice president of technology, environmental scientist, project manager data warehousing director of mainframe security engineering and cyber security manager. He was guest speaker at professional conferences around the US. Phil served in Army reserves hospital unit during Vietnam war.
Phil loved to volunteer, he chaired Greek festivals at Scottsdale Assumption, he worked at a summer camp sponsored by Philoptochos called Camp Agape (Kids N’Cancer) for children and their families who are Cancer survivors (11 years) as well as fund raising events for this Camp.
Phil was a board member and chairman of Campfire Kids Arizona.
Phil was kind, generous, caring, genuine he was a born leader. He has touched many lives and will missed by all.
Funeral/visitation 1/14/21 at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 8202 E Cactus Rd. Scottsdale AZ.
9:00-10:00 AM: visitation
10:00 funeral service
11:00 internment at Paradise Memorial Garden 9300 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to Scottsdale Assumption Greek Orthodox Church.