Milton Tsiptsis, 76, a telecommunications technician who retired in 1999 after a three-decade career with AT&T, died Feb. 8 at his home in Clemmons, N.C.

He had cancer, said his wife, Ruth Tsiptsis. Mr. Tsiptsis had lived in the Washington area, most recently in Boyds, before moving to North Carolina in 2005.

Mr. Tsiptsis worked with computers and coordinated temporary facilities used by high-ranking government officials.

Theofanis Miltiadis Tsiptsis was born Palaio Faliro, Greece. He immigrated to the United States in 1960, after serving in the Greek air force, and became a U.S. citizen in the 1970s. He began using the name Milton after arriving in this country.

Mr. Tsiptsis took professional development courses at Northern Virginia Community College for many years. He spoke Greek, English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, his wife said.

He belonged to Greek cultural organizations including St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Bethesda and Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Frederick.

His marriage to Marian Delewski ended in divorce. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Ruth Morillo Tsiptsis of Clemmons; two children from his first marriage, Rodion Tsiptsis of Chester, Va., and Demetrios Tsiptsis of Arlington; a daughter from his second marriage, Magdalene Tsiptsis of Winston-Salem, N.C.; a brother; and five grandchildren.

— Emily Langer