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Holick Craciun Funeral Home

23040 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, OH

A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

On behalf of George's family, thank you for the part you played in adding color to his life.

May the impact he made on each of us live on in our hearts forever.
OBITUARY

George Costaras DPM

July 6, 1955January 14, 2020
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George Costaras DPM, age 64. He was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special to all those he touched. To family and friends who knew him best, George will be remembered as a kind-hearted, loving, and generous man.

Beloved husband of Janice (née Brykalski). Dear father of Nicholas George, Margaret Mary, and Andrew George (Katie) Costaras. Brother to William (Natalia) Costaras and Irene (Peter) Cordiak. Uncle to many and friend to more. Loving son of the late Nick and Mary Costaras. A truly devoted family man.

The family will receive friends and family at Holick Craciun Funeral Home, 23040 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake, OH from 4-8 PM on Friday, January 17, 2020. Trisagion Service at 4:30 PM.

Funeral Services will take place at 11 AM on Saturday January 18, 2020 at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 22909 Center Ridge Rd. Rocky River, OH. (MEET AT CHURCH) Reverend Father Andrew Lentz Officiating. Interment at St. Theodosius Cemetery.

The family suggests Memorial Contributions be made to Rotary Bike Tour for M.E.S.A., 1092 Bending Brook Lane, Waterville, OH. 43566 in George's name.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Trisagion Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 18, 2020

Memories

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Dina Bauer

January 23, 2020

Words cannot express my shock and sadness to just learn of George's untimely passing. George was a respected colleague, role model and mentor to me, but most importantly, was my friend. He was intelligent, honest, friendly, and down to earth. I consider myself blessed to have had George in my life. His Spirit will continue to live on.

Stephen Musser

January 21, 2020

I am saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Costaras. I met and got to know him through our professional podiatry meetings/conferences.
He was always very kind and represented the profession of podiatry well.

Gary & Carol McIntyre

January 18, 2020

Janice and family...George touched our hearts as soon as we met him at the beginning of our RYE journey. He will be missed but his legacy and love will live on in your beautiful loving family...our sympathies to all of you.

David and Audrey Forrest

January 17, 2020

Costaras family:

We are so sorry for the loss of your husband, and father. We will always remember George from the many school activities and sports events of his children, the enormous support he gave to them and his wife, his kindness to all, and his great dignity and personality. George was a role model for all.
Our deepest sympathy,
Dave and Audrey Forrest

Jeanne and Bry (Bob) Brykalski

January 17, 2020

Janice,

Our hearts are still breaking with the news about George. We know you and the kids are grieving deeply and whatever love and support we can give, you know we will.

Bry and I will miss our visits with George (and you). The four of us always had so much fun together and it didn't matter how long it had been since we had seen you and George, it was like no time had passed at all.

George had such a wonderful smile, a great sense of humor, and such a big heart.

I will see you soon "my favorite" cousin.

All our love Jeanne and Bry (Bob) Brykalski

Myron Bodman

January 17, 2020

George was an excellent doctor and cherished colleague who will be missed by all.
Myron Bodman DPM
Kent State University - retired professor

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Biography

George Costaras was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special to all those he touched. To family and friends who knew him best, George will be remembered as a kind-hearted, loving, and generous man.

Beloved husband of Janice (née Brykalski). Dear father of Nicholas George, Margaret Mary, and Andrew George (Katie) Costaras. Brother to William (Natalia) Costaras and Irene (Peter) Cordiak. Uncle to many and friend to more. Loving son of the late Nick and Mary Costaras. A truly devoted family man.

George enjoyed life through his many passionate pursuits. A committed Rotarian, avid cyclist, enthusiastic weightlifter, and spirited swimmer. When not at work or at home, you would likely find George enjoying the many benefits of the Westlake Recreational Center.

With a steadfast faith, George's special connection with God inspired those closest to him. A parishioner of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, George's religious roots built the strong foundation that made up his life.

A world traveler, George had the opportunity to experience many blessings throughout his life. Including, you may be surprised to learn, enjoying many tasty, salty snacks as a pretzel connoisseur.

Simply stated, George was a wonderful, loving, amazing man. An individual whose warm smile will be forever remembered by all who knew him. A caring, humble, compassionate soul who leaves behind a legacy of overflowing love and countless cherished memories.

All who knew George Costaras will always remember his loving presence.