Thursday, September 4, 2008

Tom Loumos

Tom Loumos, age 80, passed away Thursday evening September 4, 2008, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Tom was born in Kenosha December 8, 1927, son of the late Paul and Pagona (nee: Lampos) Loumos.

Tom graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School in Kenosha “Class of 1946” and attended UW-LaCrosse. During World War II, he proudly served in the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division, and received both the French and Belgian Croix de Guerre. On June 4, 1950, at Kimissis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church, Tom was united in marriage to the love of his life, Olivia “Bea” Tseffos. In his earlier years, he was employed with the Simmons Company for ten years and with American Motors for ten years before he and his brother opened the Driftwood Restaurant in Sturtevant. Tom and George owned and operated the restaurant for twenty years. Tom was a longtime active member of the Kimissis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church. He served on the church council for twenty four years, was on their building committee and was a charter member of AHEPA. He enjoyed football, basketball and baseball. He will be best remembered as a kind hearted man who loved his family.

Survivors include his loving wife of fifty eight years, Olivia “Bea” Loumos; son, William Tom Loumos of Racine; daughters, Dr. Peggy (Jon) Kennedy of White Bear Lake, MN, Debra (Thomas) Gibas of Eden Prairie, MN; three grandchildren, Thomas Kennedy, Gregory and Diane Gibas; brother, George Loumos of Sturtevant; sisters-in-law, Nola Petropoulos of Racine, Margaret Ann Tseffos of Arizona; brother-in-law, Thomas Maragos of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents Tom was also preceded in death by his brother John and sister Sophie Maragos.

Funeral services will be held at the Kimissis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church, 1335 S. Green Bay Rd (Hwy 31), on Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. John Ketchum officiating. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Monday evening at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. (Trisagion service at 7 p.m.) Memorials to the Kimissis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church have been suggested.

The family extends a special thank you to the entire staff at St. Mary’s Medical Center for all of their loving and compassionate care.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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