Gus Glyptis

Obituary of Gus M. Glyptis

Gus Glyptis, of 4440-99th Avenue Pinellas Park, Fl, died Wednesday March 28 at St. Petersburg General Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Gramate, and son Mark and daughter-in-law Anne of Manassas, VA, three grandchildren, Melissa, Christopher, and Kelly, sisters Evangeline, Mary, and Peggy of Brooklyn NY, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Glyptis was a World War II European Campaign veteran, earning a Bronze Star. He earned the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and European-African-Middle East Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars, Rifle Expert, and Carbine marksman. He was honorably discharged from the Army in January 1946. He returned to Warren, OH where he was first in the restaurant business then owner and president of the Rapid-Poulson Laundry & Industrial Supply Co. until 1976. He was also a realtor until retiring to Florida in 1978. Mr. Glyptis was a member of the Order of AHEPA, and past supreme president of the United Chios Societies of America, as well as a past president of the Warren, OH Chios Society Agia Markella. He was also a member of the Warren, OH Chamber of Commerce and a member of Kiwanis International. Mr. Glyptis had a long involvement with the church holding many offices including past president of the board of directors of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren, OH, secretary of the church dedication committee at St. Demetrios, chairman of the St. Stefanos Lobby Renovation Committee, and for over 20 years was the cantor at St. Stefanos Greek Orthodox Church in St. Petersburg, FL. In 1993, he was selected person of the year by the St. Petersburg International Folk fair society in honor of his church service. Mr. Glyptis was born on July 28, 1921 in Chios, Greece. After graduating second in his high school class, he joined the Greek merchant marine and eventually immigrated to the United States prior to World War II. He was inducted into the Army on February 13, 1943 at Camp Perry, OH and later transferred to Camp Carson, CO for basic training. He was later transferred to Camp Campbell, KY where he was a member of the Yankee Division. Mr. Glyptis served at Omaha Beach, and throughout Belgium and was at the Battle of the Bulge at Bastonne. Visiting hours will be from 4:00 PM ? 7:00 PM Sunday April 1 at Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes-Bobbitt Chapel, 7820-38th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, and the Funeral will be held at 10:00 AM Monday April 2 at St. Stefanos Greek Orthodox Church, 3600 76th St. North, St. Petersburg, FL. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to St. Stefanos Greek Orthodox Church or to the St. Stefanos Educational Building Fund.
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