George C. Tsatsos, M.D., 93, served in the U.S. Army 97th Signal Battalion during World War II, then attended Indiana University on the GI Bill, earning undergraduate and medical degrees. He became an orthopedic surgeon who practiced from Gottlieb, Westlake, and Oak Park Hospitals in the western suburbs for over 40 years.
Born to Charles George and Irene (Antonaki) in Hammond, Indiana, he was preceded in death by Aphrodite (nee Lekousi), his wife of 35 years, in 1995.
George Tsatsos was the father of Irene (Alan Tollefson), Charles (Ann Marie), Helen (Jon Langford), Eustacia (Brian) Joseph, Mary Tsatsos (Miguel Ochoa), and Dorothy Tsatsos; the grandfather of 12; brother of the late Helen (Mike) Kapnas, the late Thomas (Marva), and John (Hatsue); and the uncle of many nieces and nephews. In 1998 he married Kally Rembos.
George actively supported the cultural treasures of the city of Chicago, in particular the Chicago Symphony and the Lyric Opera. He benefited greatly from his patients, and strove to be honest, trustworthy, and loyal to them.
Family and friends met on June 28 for visitation and a funeral service at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Westchester, followed by interment at Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Nicholas M. Pishos Funeral Director.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Sierra Club or to Boys Town of Omaha, Nebraska.