Warren – Athanasios P. “Tom” Vouvounas, 101, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018 at the Humility House in Austintown.
He was born May 27, 1916, in Nenedes Samos, Greece, the son of the late Prodomos and Angeliki (Safoulis) Vouvounas.
Tom came to the USA in 1933 to Youngstown and moving to Warren in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army and had fought in WWII, the Battle of Bulge and
He was the co-owner with his wife of Liberty Restaurant on Main St, and also worked for the Ohio Department of Liquor Control as a manager of State Liquor Store on Main St. He had previously been a Warren Transit Bus Driver. Tom was a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren, an alter server, AHEPA, Senior Group, Yasou Club, past President of the Church 50 Club, and very active with the Church Festival. He enjoyed going to the track, gardening and planting flowers.
He is survived by his nine children Perry Vouvounas of Cortland, OH, Pete (Jacquline) Vouvounas of Howland, OH, Angela (Christopher) Kalafatis of Dallas, TX, Parisa (Frank) Gombarcik of Howland, OH, Demetra Vouvounas and Christos Vouvounas both of Houston, TX, Nick Vouvounas of Bayshore, Long Island NY, Maria (Curtis) Elder of Warren, OH, and Joanna (Edward) Colucci of Girard, OH, thirteen grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Helen T. Vouvounas, a brother Andreas Vouvounas and a sister-in-law Helen A. Vouvounas.
Family and friends may call Tuesday, April10, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 5:30 p.m. AHEPA Service and a 6:00 p.m. Trisagion Service and Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. followed by a Military Service at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel 1884 North Rd. NE Warren, Ohio 44483.
A service will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church with Fr. Constantine Valantasis officiating.
Burial will be in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Tom’s name to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church 429 High St. Warren, Ohio 44481.
The family would like to express their sincere thank you to the wonderful caregivers and staff at the Humility House in Austintown.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Vouvounas family.
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
429 High St., Warren OH 44481