Gust Goutras

September 13, 1948August 28, 2019

Gus Goutras, of North Canton, passed away after a short illness. Gus was a graduate of the University Of Akron School Of Law, an attorney and former Magistrate for the Stark County Probate Court; past President of the Stark County Bar Association, speaker on probate caselaw for the Ohio State Bar Association and Stark County Bar Association, served on the Board of Governors for the Ohio State Bar Association, and served in the U.S. Marine Corp.

Woodworking and traveling to Sanibel Island were his passions. Gust was a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a Past District Deputy Grand Master.

Gust was preceded in death by his son, Benjamin, his parents, John and Anna Goutras, brothers, Nicholas and George Koutras, and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Gladys Sewell.

Survived by his wife, Lora L. Goutras, brother and sister-in-law, Anthony and Janice Koutras, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Charles and Jane Sewell, and Douglas and Teresa Sewell, sisters-in-law, Theana Koutras and Georgia Koutras, cousins GiGi and John Tsikles, and his nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church. A masonic funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Karlo-Libby Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron Hematology-Oncology Unit.


  • Masonic Service Saturday, August 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 31, 2019


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Larry Poulos

September 3, 2019

So sorry to hear about Gus’s passing as chief magistrate of the summit county probate court we had many years discussing probate matters and developed a beautiful friendship. May his memory be eternal.

Stephan Babik

September 1, 2019

Gust was a gentleman and a consummate professional. He will be missed in the legal community, the Probate Court, and beyond. My most sincere condolences to his family.


Angela Stone

August 31, 2019

Lora: I am so sorry to hear of Gus' passing. I always enjoyed talking to him and seeing him when he worked downtown. He stopped me once and commented on a yellow jeep I was driving - I don't know why, but I thought that was so unexpected! Thinking of you. - Angela Stone

David Herbert

August 31, 2019

Lora: I just learned but a few minutes ago of Gust’s sudden passing. I am absolutely devastated. I would have been at the funeral if I had known. I am so very sorry. He was a great friend to me. Whatever I can do for you please do not hesitate to ask. I will step up. I will stop and see you next week. Tell me what I can do. David L Herbert

Bev Hupp

August 30, 2019

Lora, I am so sorry to hear of Gust's passing. What a shock. A wonderful man that always wore a bright smile upon his face. RIH Gust.

Angela Vagotis

August 30, 2019

My heartfelt sympathy to you. Gust was a special man. He always was so helpful to me and his contributions to the Probate Court and the legal profession are immeasurable.

My prayers are with you now and the days to come.

Memory Eternal

Angela Vagotis

Mark Chastain

August 30, 2019

I have known Gust for about 23 years while working at Stark County Probate Court. Gust was much respected and was always willing to find time to help. He was a wealth of knowledge and advise that you could always rely upon. Gust had a passion for technology to make the court more efficient and effective and was a bridge between technology and law.

I will miss his friendship and kindness.

My condolences to Lora and family.

Mark Chastain

Alice Chrisanthus

August 29, 2019

One of most PRECIOUS, HUMBLE, AND LOVING people my parents in HEAVEN LOVED. THEY WERE GUS AND OTHERS GREEK ORTHODOX G.O.Y.A. ADVISORS AT ST. HARALAMBOS CHURCH. MY son Matt Falasco was BLESSED to meet Gus, and Gus gave him wonderful advice in which he will follow.

Matt and I PRAY you now are with your sweet son BENJAMIN IN THE ARMS OF OUR LOVING LORD.


Love and prayers,

Alice Chrisanthus
son, Matthew

Jim Fidler

August 29, 2019

We will miss Gust's friendship, his kindness towards others and his dedication to the community and Freemasonry. We are thinking of Lora and family at this incredibly sad time.
Jim & Elaine Fidler

Becky & Jack Conway

August 29, 2019

What wonderful, caring person! He was a fine example of Masonic brotherhood. He will be mightily missed.
our condolence to Lora and family.
Jack and Becky