On May 8, 2021, Gus Forakis, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away at the age of 87. Gus was born on October 25, 1933, in Greece. He came to the United States in 1956. He persevered through unimaginable times and extreme poverty to become a successful businessman in the restaurant and real estate industries. He married his loving wife, Anna in 1957, and was a wonderful father to their three boys. Gus loved to hunt and fish, and took great pleasure working in the garden.
Gus is predeceased in death by his parents, Stamate and Kaliope; his brother Dimitri, and his sister Lemonia. He is survived by his wife, Anna; children, Steve, Paul, and James; grandchildren, Rebekah, Kostas, Anistasia, Chris, Joshua, Demetri, and Joseph; great-grandchildren, Kristian, Hailey, Robert and Alex.
There will be a viewing at McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Rd, Fort Walton, Beach, FL on Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Followed by a funeral service at 12:00 pm and interment at Beal Memorial Cemetery at 1:00 pm.
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