Tributes pour in for James Kondilios, 23, a Canberra man who died of COVID at a Sydney hospital | Canberra weather

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A fully vaccinated 23-year-old man who died with COVID-19 at a Sydney hospital this week is believed to be Canberra resident James Kondilios. A post posted on social media by Acropolis Funeral Services said Mr. Kondilios “passed away peacefully” on Tuesday January 4th. “It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of their son, James Peter Kondilios,” the message read. . “James’ family invites his friends and family to wear color for James at his funeral because he would have loved it.” READ MORE: NSW Health said on Thursday a man in his 20s from ACT died at St Vincent’s Hospital. He had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had no known underlying health problems. ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith offered her condolences to the man’s family and friends. Friends and family have commemorated Mr. Kondilios on social media as a great friend, hard worker and beloved member of the community. “I’m glad I spent a lot of happy time with you last year, and in your last year it’s so respected that you’ve worked so hard for our dreams,” a friend wrote in a tribute. on Facebook. “The last message you sent me was ‘I couldn’t ask for a best friend’,” he wrote. “Likewise my brother, the years I spent with you will always be a part of my life, you will always be on my mind to delight me, encourage me and guide me.” Another posted his condolences to friends and family of Mr. Kondilios in a Facebook group for the ACT fight. “James was a respected and beloved member of the Canberra wrestling community. He will be sorely missed,” the post read. Sydney United Wrestling and Grappling Club also paid tribute online to Mr Kondilios, who was a member of the club between 2015 and 2017. “He achieved state championship status and won a medal at the national level in wrestling. Greco-Roman, ”the club wrote. “A great wrestler and an even better human being, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones at this time.” Canberra MP Alicia Payne offered her condolences to the families and friends of Mr. Kondilios. “COVID can be incredibly serious for anyone, including young, healthy and vaccinated people like James. Please do all you can to stay safe,” she wrote. Mr Kondilios attended Waverley College in Sydney and went on to study for an Advanced Science Diploma at Australian National University in Canberra. He won a government scholarship while continuing his graduate studies, according to the Waverley College website, receiving the 2019 Forest and Wood Products Australia Award. A LinkedIn profile of Mr Kondilios lists his most recent job as a data scientist at the Department of Social Services. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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