OBITUARY

Tom S. Grammas

July 20, 1925April 6, 2018
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Tom S. Grammas, age 92, of Northport passed away April 6, 2018 on Great & Holy Friday in the Greek Orthodox Christian faith. He is survived by two daughters and one son, Deborah (David) Grammas Dye, Stephen (Pam) T. Grammas, and Margaret (Tom) E. Postak; his sister Mary (Mike) Balsamides of Atlanta, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Jennifer M. Waitzman, Thomas G. Dye, Katherine C. Dye, Chelsea L. Grammas, Zachary (Kayla) S. Grammas, Thomas M. Postak, and Mitchell J. Postak; and many loving nieces and nephews in Atlanta, Ga. He was a Yeoman in the Navy during WWII in the Pacific and was on the second ship to land in Japan after the surrender. He then attended the University of Alabama, joined Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and earned an accounting degree. He was a cost accountant with B. F. Goodrich in Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Akron, Ohio for over 30 years. He and his wife, Doris, retired and moved back to Tuscaloosa. He was a wonderful father, allowing all the neighborhood kids to play games on his grass in Northwood Lake. He would always join in and be the referee. Golf was his passion and he played until he was 90. Alabama Football was his fall entertainment and he rarely missed a home game. He enjoyed music and dancing. After retirement he liked nothing more than his children and grandchildren getting together for poker, boating and looking out at the lake and birds from the back porch. He always looked forward to Friday’s shrimp bisque at Indian Hills with his golf buddies! Family and friends were everything to him and he will be greatly missed. A service will be held to celebrate his life at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Family visitation will occur at 10 a.m. in the church parlor followed by the service in the sanctuary at 11 a.m. Dr. Mark Lacey will officiate. Heritage Chapel Funeral Home & Cremations, a Dignity Memorial Provider, is directing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of West Alabama, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice since dad gave to almost every charity that came in the mail. Condolences may be offered at www.heritagechapeltuscaloosa.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Deborah (David) Grammas Dye and Margaret (Tom) E. Postak, Daughters
  • Stephen (Pam) T. Grammas, Son
  • Mary (Mike) Balsamides, Sister
  • Grandchildren, Jennifer M. Waitzman, Thomas G. Dye, Katherine C. Dye, Chelsea L. Grammas, Zachary (Kayla) S. Grammas, Thomas M. Postak, and Mitchell J. Postak; and many loving nieces and nephews
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Peter S. Zatzos
  • Tom M. Balsamides
  • Michael S. Balsamides
  • Thomas Grammas Dye
  • Zachary S. Grammas
  • Thomas M. Postak
  • Mitchell J. Postak
  • Mike Balsamides, Tennis Jackson, Dr. Jerry A. Davis, Jerry N. Shepherd, Dennis Nichols, Wayne Sellers, George Newman, Honorary

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Life Celebration Wednesday, April 11, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Resurrectional Funeral Service
REMEMBERING

Tom S. Grammas

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Robin & Richard Levy

April 11, 2018

Debbie
Robin and I are sorry to hear about your father's passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family today and our prayers are for your family to find peace and the strength to go beyond today.

We are with you today.

Robin and Richard Levy

Katie Recupero

April 10, 2018

Big Friend will be missed! I feel so fortunate to have grown up with his family and will treasure all the memories I have of him...from his sweet tooth to the trips I shared with Margaret, Doris, and him to his love of the Tide, and many more in between. My and my family's prayers are with him and with all the family. ♥️

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