Spyro was born in Athens Greece, May 29, 1941 to Olga and Mihalis Kollias. He completed his education in Greece, joined the Greek Navy and was then employed by Onassis SHIPPING as a third officer which brought him to the United States June 1965 Where he met and married Sandy Collins. They had four children, Jenny, Anthie and twins Mark and Mike. Spyros worked for twenty years in the Ship Chandler business. He also worked many years for Classic chauffeur. He was the selected chauffeur to drive all celebrities and clients. After the passing of Sandy He later married Helen Nickoloff. Together they founded three successful limousine companies in Portland, Or. Spyro is a legend in the limousine industry. His first company was Tiffany Limousine.
Spyro retired in 2006. He loved working in his yard that looked like my big fat Greek wedding. He enjoyed cooking and having friends over and dining on the patio. He loved telling jokes and a good game of backgammon. He loved all music but especially Greek and opera. He loved his family and friends who were family.
Spyros will be greatly missed by his friends and family. We will greatly miss his quick wit, hearty laughter, and generosity. ( Parea which means company)
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