Friday, January 25, 2013

Chris K. Geroulis

Surrounded by his loving family, Chris Konstantinos Geroulis, “Kuburas,” age 73 passed away Friday, January 25, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Achladokambos, Greece, on January 13, 1940, son of the late Konstantinos and Panagiota (Nee: Diolitsis) Geroulis. He was raised and educated in Greece, and served in the Greek military as an airplane engineer.

In order to pursue greater opportunity, Chris immigrated to the United States in 1966. He was a dedicated worker and entrepreneur. For the past 24 years he has owned and operated the Castlewood Restaurant in Sturtevant. Prior to that he owned the Normandy Restaurant in Gurnee, IL. Chris was a supporter of Kimissis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church. He also served as president and founder of the Gaidouri Club. His interests included collecting stamps and coins, and enjoyed sharing these interests with his grandchildren. Above all, he was a most devoted father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, always putting the interests of others before himself. He had a wonderful spirit and sense of humor, and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his daughters, Patty (Peter) Kyriazes and Katie (Mark) Henschel; grandchildren, Lauren, Kristen, Sammy and Tyler; siblings, Eleni Brousali, Ourania (Harry) Psyhogios, Areti Gamilis, Nikos (Stavroula) Geroulis, Nikoletta (Argiris) Tsoulos, Mimi (Kostas) Stergios; many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Andonis Brousalis and Anastasios Gamilis.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Kimissis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church, 1335 S. Green Bay Rd., with Fr. John Ketchem officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. (Trisagion Prayer Service at 7 p.m.)

The family wishes to extend a special acknowledgment to all of Chris’s faithful employees and customers at Castlewood Restaurant. Chris considered all of you family and your friendship and support during this difficult time and over the years is appreciated more than words can express. Thank you!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is not a single word that I could use to describe how great of a man he was. Amazing, genuine, kind, honest, courteous, outstanding, and successful; those words are all understatements. Not only did he play a huge role in his family and his restaurants, he played a huge role in the community. I’ve known Chris my whole life and have worked for him for the past 4 years, and I can honestly say, I will never meet anyone who could even compare to him. He has changed my life in so many ways; and his wonderful words of wisdom will stick with me until the day I die. He has suffered a long, hard battle and has made it through what most people couldn't. He is truly my hero. I love you Chris, Rest in peace. You will be always be remembered, and you will truly be missed.