Patricia Peter Sinopoulo Gambulos
February 19, 1926 – March 14, 2019
Patricia Peter Gambulos of Oklahoma City, devoted wife of 71 years to Byron J. Gambulos, entered into eternal rest after a brief illness. She was born in Oklahoma City on February 19, 1926 to the late Ruby Moneta Tate & Peter George Sinopoulo. She attended Pollock’s school, Harding Junior High & graduated from Classen High School. She received her degree in vocal performance from Steven’s College in Missouri, where she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Her father, Peter Sinopoulo, was one of the co-founders of Del-Mar Gardens. The family later opened up 5 music halls & 5 movie theaters. She once sang for the visiting operatic icon Lilly Pons who encourage her to seek a career in music. She married the love of her life, Byron Gambulos, on December 30, 1947. Together they opened Pat’s Fashion Shop in 1949. Pat became a licensed realtor & worked for Harrison Levy, Sr. Realty Company. She co-founded Byron’s Liquor Warehouse, G&G and Highland Investment Companies, as well as DGD, PSG, & Delmar Reality Companies. She was a past President of the Downtown Ladies Kiwanis Club. For ten years, Pat was a member of the Westminster choir. She was active in her three daughters’ schools, Casady, & Edgemere where she was the President of the PTA. She was a lover of the arts & donated the building for the Carpenter Square Theatre as well as the library in Magoola, Sparta. Pat was an original Board member of the Oklahoma Zoological Society. The Zoo named the first Zoozeum in the nation in honor of Patricia & Byron Gambulos. In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by her three daughters & their spouses, Debby & Paul Dudman of Oklahoma City, Kathy & Stuart Carey of Tucson, AZ. & Ellen & Peter Cody of Redding, CT., seven grandchildren, Amelia, Katie, Stuart, Alex, Layne, Blake, & Grant, & nine great grandchildren, Pierce, Charlie, Logan, Eden, Kingsley, Jack, Cole, Luke, & Tate. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 25th at 11:00 am, at the Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Chapel, with private committal service. The family has requested that no flowers be sent, but rather contributions be sent to either St. Anthony Hospital Foundation or the Oklahoma Zoological Society.
- Byron J. Gambulos, Husband
- Debby Dudman, Daughter
- Paul Dudman, Son-in-law
- Kathy Carey, Daughter
- Stuart Carey, Son-in-law
- Ellen Cody, Daughter
- Peter Cody, Son-in-law
- In addition, she is survived by her seven grandchildren, Amelia, Katie, Stuart, Alex, Layne, Blake & Grant & nine great grandchildren, Pierce, Charlie, Logan, Eden, Kinsley, Jack, Cole, Luke, & Tate.
- Blake Cody, Active Pallbearer
- Grant Cody, Active Pallbearer
- Stuart Carey, Active Pallbearer
- Alex Carey, Active Pallbearer
- Arnold Fagin, Active Pallbearer
- Hanna Saadah, Active Pallbearer
St Anthony Hospital Foundation
1000 N. Lee Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102
Oklahoma Zoological Society
2101 N.E. 50th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111
Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors
6600 Broadway Extension
Patricia Peter Sinopoulo Gambulos
March 21, 2019
Pat and I shared a unique and loving bond. As a caregiver aka her nursy as she lovingly called me, we spent many days and nights together. I lovingly named her my "lovie". This amazing person to me filled roles of a motherly, grandmotherly, and the most amazing Best Friend I could ever have. Together we shared many laughs, memories, and so much love. These sweet moments and her unfailingly love are what I will miss dearly.
Till we meet again my sweet Lovie.
March 20, 2019
Good people will be remembered as a blessing...Proverbs 10:7
This scripture brings Patricia Gambulos to mind. She was, indeed, a blessing to me in the summer oh 1976. I was struggling after the long illness and subsequent death of my mother.
Pat was recuperating and bed-ridden at home. She asked Debby to invite me to come bye for a visit, and spent the better part of the afternoon comforting me with healing words of wisdom, hope, and affection. I remember Pat as a dear, compassionate lady. May your family find comfort and peace remembering the good times you had with Pat, as a family.
With sincere sympathy,