Gus Kossaras

August 15, 1922November 28, 2012

Gus Kossaras passed away peacefully on November 28, 2012 at the age of 90. He was born in Flint, Michigan and moved to Fresno 20 years ago. Gus fought and served our country in World War II where he was awarded the Purple Heart.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Anne; his daughter Joanne and her husband William; his son Dean and his wife Joyce; and granddaughter, Deanna.

Visitation will be held at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home on Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. followed by the Trisagion Service at 7:00 p.m.

A Funeral will be held at St. George Greek Orthodox Church on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances in Gus' memory may be made to the St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 2219 N. Orchard St., Fresno, CA 93703


  • Trisagion Sunday, December 2, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 3, 2012

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Heather Quinn

December 27, 2012

I met Gus 4 years ago when I worked at Copper River Country Club. He was my favorite member! He always came into my office to visit and brought candy. I helped him set up his facebook page and took the picture that is on his profile. I always thought it was so cool that he not only had a facebook account, but an Iphone as well! He taught me things on the phone that i didnt even know. Gus was one sharp man and was great with numbers! After I left the Club, he was the only member that I stayed in touch with. I am so saddened to hear about his passing. He will be missed so much. He was one of a kind, gentle soul and all around a very nice man. He will be missed. My deepest prayers and thoughts to all of his family during this difficult time.

Peter Mavropoulos

December 9, 2012

I'm sorry to hear about Gus passing. I enjoyed sharing stories with him, one soldier to another... Rest well brother.

David Wilson

December 6, 2012

I was in one of those 80's bands that enjoyed more nights than I can count working in Mr. G's. Though I know there was much more to Gus than Mr. G's, that was the only part of Gus that I ever knew. However, I can tell you that every time I pass through Bristol & Saginaw, I think of Mr. G's, and Gus... and it always makes me smile. I can think of no better testament, and I have to believe there are many, many others with the same fond memories, even after 30 years. Godspeed Gus, you made a genuine difference in our lives, and we remember you and will miss you.

Dave Barber

December 5, 2012

Gus was simply a hard working and nice man.

Godspeed to his soul.

Donald Korth

December 4, 2012

So sorry to hear of Gus' passing and my thoughts and prayers are with the family. I have some very fond memories of Gus and Ann from Mr. G's in Flint MI from the 1980's. Gus was the employer of the band I was in (Doug Hedrick & Country Class Band) for many years. I remember him like it was yeterday!

December 4, 2012

Thea Anne, Dean and Joanne -- So sorry to hear about Uncle Gus. I have such fond memories of all the times we spent together. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Dena Chiros Altheide

December 4, 2012

Great guy-enjoyed skiing with him in europe and canada-calvin lazar

Jill, Alyssia & Jeff Kossaras-Corbett

December 2, 2012

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your loved ones, during this time of sorrow. With love in Christ!

Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Chapel

December 1, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Art & Helen Lussos

December 1, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.