George J. Korkos, MD
September 4, 1931 - May 28, 2021
Krause Funeral Home
Kristina Melnichenko & Matt Forssman
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Visitation
Krause Funeral Home New Berlin
12401 West National Avenue
New Berlin, WI 53151
Thursday 6/3, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Trisagion Service at 6:30PM.

Service
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
9400 West Congress Street
Milwaukee, WI 53225
Friday 6/4, 9:00 am

If you plan to attend the funeral service in person, the Annunciation Church asks that you please register using this simple online form https://tinyurl.com/agoc-funeral

Cemetery
Pinelawn Memorial Park
10700 West Capitol Drive
Wauwatosa, WI 53222
Friday 6/4
Memorial

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to George J. Korkos, M.D. Foundation, 300 Village Square Crossing, Suite 102, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, or www.gjkfoundation.com .

Reception
Zisters Restaurant
13425 Watertown Plank Rd.
Elm Grove, WI 53122
(262) 794-3924 | Map
Thursday 6/3, 7:30 pm
Bluemound Country Club
10122 W. North Ave.
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 258-4656 | Map
Friday 6/4, 11:30 am

On May 28, 2021, heaven gained its most prized angel when George J. Korkos, MD passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Elm Grove. He was 89. George is survived by his children, Dr. James Korkos, Dr. Thomas (Dr. Christina) Korkos, and Kathryn (Dr. Charles) Theofilos; his eight grandchildren: Alexa Korkos, Nicole…

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Anthony Loukas left a message on June 5, 2021:
Να ζήσετε να τον θυμόσαστε Usually said to the bereaved family, the significance of this simple memorial is important in in our culture for it’s subtlety. Dr & Mrs Korkos raised three successful children who have created their own loving families and will continue to perpetuate the ethics of work, compassion, love and commitment to the ensuing generations. Additionally, they became exemplary in their dedication to community, state and country. I am grateful that they graced my life with friendship. A job well done. I know of nothing more important in this short journey of our life. Να ζήσετε να τον θυμόσαστε
Pauline & George Tsoris left a message on June 4, 2021:
We have been saddened by the passing of George and send our condolences. We go back many years and were good friends when we lived in Milwaukee/Chicago. Our parents were founding parishioners of the Annunciation church...same as George's parents. May God grant the peaceful repose of his soul and may his memory be eternal. Zoe se sas... Love, George & Pauline Tsoris, Oceanside, CA.
Julie Bjorklund left a message on June 4, 2021:
So saddened to hear of this loss. He was a wonderful surgeon and boss, always supportive and provided excellent teaching opportunities to the nursing staff. Sending love to the Korkos family.
Billy Cerullo left a message on June 4, 2021:
Thoughts with you and your family Kathy.
Debra Fuerstenberg left a message on June 3, 2021:
[email protected] It’s been the best ride ever Korkos Family ! I have had the time of my life good or bad, crying or funny, damn exasperating at times-but so worth the out come ! Thanks for memories by the ton ! And especially proud of all those grandkids who are grown and wonderful human beings ! I’m impressed by all of you ! Hoping we can all stay connected somehow-I luv ya all !
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Meucci Skip left a message on June 3, 2021:
I participated with Dr. Korkas at his "Korkas Workout" held at the Milwaukee Athletic Club. We were on the Board of Directors of the Greater Milwaukee Open and he introduced me to Telly Sevalis. Truly a great man ... wish we had more like him. RIP my friend.
Maria and Terry Hinaris left a message on June 3, 2021:
Our sympathies for the loss. May he rest in peace.
Peggy and Pat Dineen left a message on June 2, 2021:
Dear Tom and Family, My deepest sympathy for your loss. I enjoyed working for Dr. Korkos ...he was a very sweet and Generous man. We are listening to Frank Sinatra in his honor tonight. May he Rest In Peace with his dear Penny.
Jacque Batayias left a message on June 2, 2021:
Dr. Korkos was the nicest friend. His beautiful wife, Penny, Dr. Batayias and his many colleagues and friends will welcome him into our Lord’s loving arms. My prayers are with his loving family. Memory Eternal, Dr. George. Jacque Batayias
Dennis Stappas left a message on June 2, 2021:
Dear Tom and Christina, Sue and I offer our deepest condolences on your father's passing to all the Korkos family.
Harriett Menos Alioto left a message on June 2, 2021:
We have known George forever. Super fellow. May his memory be eternal!
Dorothy Thomson left a message on June 1, 2021:
My condolences to the Korkos family for the loss of George. I don’t think I ever met a more devoted husband, father, grandfather or friend than George Korkos. My husband and I spent many fun times with George and Penny and then with George after Penny’s passing in Milwaukee and Jupiter. He truly loved! The only thing that makes me happy today is that George and Penny are together again. Rest In Peace George—you will be missed.
Barri Summey left a message on June 1, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family. May the Memories of Dr. Korkos live in your hearts forever.
Deborah L Doucas left a message on May 31, 2021:
Tommy, Jimmy, Kathy & Family, My Deepest Condolences for a great friend to our family and my parents. He was so kind, compassionate. He is in heaven with many of his friends and Penny. A deeply faith-driven man with convictions to helping many people. My prayers are with your family and many friends and colleagues from all over the world and country, he touched many hearts. Deborah Doucas and family.
Johnny Panos left a message on May 31, 2021:
Leigh Ann and I have wonderful memories seeing Dr. G's warm smile, soft words and loving demeanor. We are going to miss him but his memory will live on in our minds because we had the privilege of knowing him. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time.
Joanne Lena left a message on May 31, 2021:
Kathy and family, please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. May his memory be eternal. Ζωή σε εσάς. Sincerely, Joanne Lena and family.
Bob Ritchie left a message on May 31, 2021:
Gonna miss you George. Always enjoyed our time together. You are a GREAT American!! God bless you and your family.
john karamanos left a message on May 31, 2021:
Our sincerest Condolences and may his memory be everlasting. I spent various moments with Korki enjoying libations, sharing jokes, laughing and sharing our Southern Peloponnesian roots. Ironically, both us from our mother's side. I once tried on his cherished world championship ring and pretended to walk off with it...My son attended law school with his grandson Nick. I would always see him at all the Greek events and one time my son and I ran into him at a Bucks/Bulls games where we all had floor level seats. He went out of his way to greet us and tell us a new joke. Korki didn't have a mean bone in his body. He was always approachable by everyone as he loved people, his faith and his Greek heritage. He never forgot his roots and epitomized "Filotimo". He was the glue that bonded the Greek community together (not an easy task). He will be missed by all!
Nick karegeannes left a message on May 31, 2021:
My condolences to the entire family R I P George It was a honor to have known you
AJ & Sam left a message on May 31, 2021:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. George always put a smile on our faces. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. We will cherish the wonderful times we shared together. The world suffered a great loss but rest easy knowing heaven became a much better place! We love you!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Kristina Melnichenko & Matt Forssman left a message on May 31, 2021:
Rest In Peace ❤️
paulina, dustin, tatum and river johnson left a message on May 31, 2021:
thank you george for always putting a smile on each one of our faces. you will be truly missed by us all. we will cherish the memories we had with you, always. rest in peace angel
Krause Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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