He was born in Coeur d’alene, Idaho, on December 7, 1945, to Chrysostomos Lemonidis and Vaselia Dochios and grew up in Rathdrum, Idaho.
A larger than life character, Paulie managed various drinking establishments and was a gifted cook, but his main job was as an independent, renegade trucker.
Always a terrific story-teller, he would entertain us for hours as he related his many predicaments and the miraculous ways he survived them all.
Paulie is survived by his two sons, Christopher Lemonidis and Daniel (Sanni Hull) Lemonidis, in Seattle; and four grandchildren, Alexander, Nicole Vaselia, Logan, and Lucca Bella Lemonidis.
A funeral service will be at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington, in Spokane at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 7th with burial at Riverside Cemetery.
A luncheon and celebration of his life will be afterward in the church hall.
May his memory forever be eternal.
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