January 20, 1921 - March 7, 2011
Loizou Costas "Gus", a resident of Toledo, was reunited with God on March 7, 2011 following a brief illness. Costas was born on the sun drenched island of Cyprus in the small village of Agridaki on January 20th, 1921. At the age of 13 he moved to the capital city of Lefkosia and became an apprentice cobbler. He later immigrated to the United States as a young man in 1948. Upon arriving in the United States he came to Toledo to work with his uncle at the Coney Island restaurant in downtown Toledo. He worked for many years in Toledo, but moved his family to Florida in 1959 and later returned to Toledo in the late 1960s this time as a partner with his uncle at the Coney Island. He retired in 1980. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Toledo. For many years he volunteered at the Church's annual Greek American Festival, making the delicious Greek salads everyone enjoyed. Costas enjoyed spending time with his family and in later years called the time with his grandchildren the light of his life. He also enjoyed gardening and traveling. He is survived by his wife Maroulla and his daughter Harriette Mattson of Key Largo, Florida, his son Andy (Patty) Loizou of Toledo, daughter Christina (Michael) Temple of Toledo; 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 W. Sylvania Avenue, Thursday, March 10th from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Trisagion at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral services will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 Superior Street, at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 11th, with interment at Toledo Memorial Park in Sylvania, Ohio. Rev. Aristotle Damaskos, Cathedral Dean, and Rev. Chris Hadgigeorge will be officiating. The family would like to express a special thank you to Ebeid ProMedica Hospice Residence in Sylvania, Ohio for their care and compassion during his final days. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy in Costa's memory are asked to consider Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral or Ebeid ProMedica Hospice Center at 5340 Harroun Rd., Sylvania, Ohio 43560.
Loizou Costas "Gus", a resident of Toledo, was reunited with God on March 7, 2011 following a brief illness. Costas was born on the sun drenched island of Cyprus in the small village of Agridaki on January 20th, 1921. At the age of 13 he moved... View Obituary & Service Information
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