Gust Christopher

Born: Sat., Jan. 17, 1920
Died: Wed., Sep. 5, 2018


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Sep. 10, 2018
Location: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Sep. 10, 2018
Location: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church


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Gust Christopher

(Constantinos Christoforou)

Gust Christopher, age 98, passed away September 5, 2018 after a short illness. He was born in Mosfiloti, Larnaca, Cyprus on January 17, 1920. Gust, along with his wife Helen and 4 children, emigrated to the United States on July 17, 1950. Gust was employed by the Sugardale Provision Company, retiring after almost 33 years of service. He was also a former owner of Katina's Beauty Salon for several years. He was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church since 1950 and truly loved his church family. He served his church community in many ways. He was elected Man of the Year at Holy Trinity and was also a Parish Council member, a member of the Stewardship Committe, Senior Citizens Club and Men's Club. Gust was one of the original Holy Trinity Grecian Festival souvlaki cooks and mentored others to take his place as he got older. He was preceded in death by his parents, several siblings and his wife Helen. He is survived by his four children and their families. Son Andrew (Karen) Christopher of Peterborough, Ontario, granddaughter Susie. Daughter Ann (Steve) Lazarides of Canton, grandson Steve (Alexsandra) Lazarides of Copley, granddaughter Andrea (Mark) Condodemetraky of Laconia, New Hampshire, Daughter Chris Gonzales of North Canton, grandchildren Marina (Derek) Gonzales and Andrew (Jolene) Gonzales. Daughter Erene Augustyn of Toronto, Ontario, grandchildren Kyra (Ryan) Augustyn of Hamilton, Ontario and Nicholas (Cait) Augustyn of Toronto, Ontario. Gust also had 6 great grandchildren, Ben, Tommy, Nicky, Deano, Alexi, and Niko. He was very proud of all of them. Pop will always be remembered for his role as peacemaker. He always wanted people to get along in spite of their differences. He was always for the working man and understood the hardships that men suffered. He was very poor growing up but somehow managed to overlook the bad and keep moving in a positive direction. We will miss him dearly. Our thanks to Father Daniel Rogich and the parishioners of Holy Trinity for their caring and love, the good people at Windsor Medical Center where he spent the last five months of his life. In addition, many thanks to his good doctors, Alexsandra Mamonis MD and Milania Valore MD; we would have lost him a long time ago had it not been for them. Family and friends will be received on Monday from 10 to 11 am at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church with services to follow at 11, Rev. Dr. Daniel Rogich officiating. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 4705 Fairhaven Avenue NW, Canton, Ohio 44709.

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Peter Mottas
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
Rest In Peace. What a truly wonderful, classy, and loving man.

Evangeline Maronitis Riegler
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
Mr. Christopher was such a gentleman. Gentle in spirit, yet so strong with his inner strength, which was reflected in everything he did. He always greeted me with his loving smile and held my hand while he told me that he loved me. He reminded me so much of my Pop. These men experienced many hardships growing up, but never held any resentments for their turbulent times. Their families, their church and their businesses were their heart and soul. God bless you Mr. Christopher. I know you and Mrs. Christopher are in heaven smiling down at your beautiful family.
May your memories never be forgotten. I am thankful that I was fortunate enough to know you.

betsy pedroff
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
deepest sympathy........eve stilianos and betsy pedroff

Maurice & Josie Drewniak
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
Sincere sympathies to the family. For the first time in your lives this special man will be absent form various family activities, but, in your hearts and minds he will always be present. Everything in this life is temporary and so is this rest, until we meet again.

Dawn , Alex and Dino Costi
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
We are very saddened to her about Theo Kostas passing. May his memory be eternal. He is now with Thea Eleni once again. May God bless . May God continue to watch over all of you ,and may he give you all the strength to endure the days ahead. All our love. Dawn,Alexa and Dino

Tom Rush
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
Chris, Andy, Marina, and all of your family,

I am sorry to hear of your great loss with the passing of your father and grandfather. I am sorry to say that I did not know of Helen's passing, but I am also saddened to hear as well. Gust was a great person to know. I am honored to have had the pleasure and privilege of meeting and knowing them both.

May the big void that was created with their absence in passing, be replaced with all the love and memories they left you with.

Your friend forever,
Tom (Sir Tomas) Rush

Antoinette and Joseph Venditti
   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
Erene and family: We wish to express our deepest condolences for the profound loss of your beloved father and grandfather! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.
Joe , Antoinette, Carina and Alex Venditti


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