Age 92. Died peacefully on November 19, 2019, in Las Vegas, NV. He is survived by his former wife Marlys Sand, and his children, Jennifer, Marina and George J. Chanos (Donna). Grandfather of David Lutomski and Alexandra Chanos. Uncle of James, Tom and Steve Chanos. Preceded in death by his fraternal brothers Arthur and Steve Chanos and his parents James and Jennie Chanos. George was the son of immigrant parents, and was a 1944 graduate of Lincoln HS in Milwaukee, WI. He was a star athlete lettering in both cross-country and track all four years. He served in the US Navy Air Corp from 1945-46, and was stationed in Mojave, CA. After returning to Milwaukee, he joined the family business of Towne Cleaners located in Milwaukee, and later worked for BASF and Laidlaw Corporation. He became a runner at age 40 and enjoyed running and exercising into his 80’s. He retired to Las Vegas, NV where he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Krause Funeral Home, 9000 West Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Trisagion at 7:30 PM. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM, Rev. Dr. Ciprian Sas presiding, at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 9400 West Congress Street, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Interment to follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park.
“Dad, we will always remember the example you set for all of us. You were a kind, generous and thoughtful man. You taught us the importance of family and legacy. You encouraged us to have an open and inquisitive mind, a sense of humor, and a sense of contribution. You created the expectation that your children would always act with honor and integrity, because you would accept nothing less. You gave us our Greek culture and heritage and with it, taught us the importance of family gatherings, Greek hospitality, and philotimo. You lived a long and fruitful life and you enriched the lives of all who knew you. We will mourn your passing, but always celebrate your life!” With All Our Love, The Chanos Family.