Costas "Gus" Christides passed away on June 19, 2019 in Ebeid Hospice Residence at the age of 69. Costas was born on May 23, 1950 to Miltiades and Zoe Christou in Larnaca tis Labithou, Cyprus.
Costas served in the Cypriot and Greek armed forces as a young man before moving to the United States to pursue his education at the University of Michigan and later the University of Toledo. He became a local fixture in Toledo’s nightlife scene, working night and day, lovingly referred to by many as ‘Gus the Greek’. Costas was a lively man, unable to sit still for very long. He loved to travel and visited countries all over the world including Brazil, Australia, and Germany and would often return to Cyprus to visit all of his family and friends. His Cypriot culture played a very large role in his life and he could often be found chanting in Greek or dancing to his favorite song, O Aetos. He enjoyed cooking, playing cards and backgammon with friends, and watching various sports- especially tennis. Costas was always giving with his time and willing to give help to anyone who needed it.
Costas is survived by his wife of 28 years, Anthe, daughters Christiana Christides, Natassa Christides, and Jessica Thompson, brothers Savvas and Takis, sister Xanthula, and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.
His family will receive friends at The Castillo Funeral Home 1757 Tremainsville Rd. Friday from 3 -8 PM where Trisagion prayers will be said at 7 PM. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 AM in Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral 740 Superior Street followed by interment at Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial tributes may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral and ProMedica Ebeid Hospice Residence.
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Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
740 N Superior St, Toledo OH 43604
ProMedica Ebeid Hospice Residence
5340 Harroun Rd, Sylvania OH 43560