James G. Poulos, 88, of Sandusky, died early Wednesday morning, Jan. 31, 2007, at the Ohio Veterans Home, after a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 3, 1918, in Sandusky, the son of Greek immigrants, George and Helen (Jevas) Poulos. He operated Jevas & Poulos Dry Cleaners for 20 years, prior to his employment with Ford Motor Company, retiring in 1984. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, having been awarded three bronze stars for his service with the 25th Infantry Division, Signal Corp. in the Pacific Theater. He had been a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Lorain for more than 56 years and was a life member of AMVETS Post 17.
Mr. Poulos is survived by his wife of 58 years, Christine (Lafkas) Poulos; two sons, George (Michele) Poulos of Huron and Ted Poulos of Drums, Pa.; two grandchildren, Gregory and Stephen of Akron; two sisters, Mary (Bob) Lawrence of Sandusky and Esther (Jim) Pamel of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, John (Dona) Poulos and Peter (Helen) Stevenson.
At his request, private family services will be held at Groff Funeral Home, Sandusky, with The Rev. Michael C. Gulgas, of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 2000 Tower Boulevard, Lorain, OH 44052; or one's favorite charity.
Condolences may be sent to grofffuneralhomes.com.