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Anthony Sallas

1925 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Anthony Sallas Obituary
Anthony C. Sallas, of Chicago IL and Scottsdale, AZ, passed away on June 14, 2014 at the age of 88. The son of Constantine and Olga (Papadakis) Salopoulos and the loving husband of Shirley Senior Sallas for 62 years. 'Tony' was born November 16, 1925 and had been a longtime resident of Northbrook, IL. His father, Constantine, opened the first Greek pharmacy in Chicago in 1904 and was the editor and publisher of the Greek-American newspaper, The Soloniki, along with Dr. Nicholas Salopoulos, his brother, the first Greek Counsul General in Chicago 1898-1916. He is survived by his beloved wife Shirley and 5 children, Jeffrey, Linda, Cathy, Christy (Tom) Marnell and Laura Sallas. Loving Grandfather to 16 grandchildren, Colleen (Tom) McManigal, Anthony, Tommy and Kara Marnell, Shirley M Sallas, Bianca (Jason) Erb, Carley, Lauren and Pierce Thysell, Ariste, Sophia, Xavier and Thalia Sallas Brookwell, Stephen(Jennifer), Matthew and Jeffrey Sallas, and 9 great grandchildren, Jack, Caroline & Tommy McManigal, Emanuelle & Hudson Erb, Maddie, Autumn & Ethan Sallas and Gavin Sallas. He was preceded in death by his brother, Arthur (late Sue and Anna) Sallas, sisters Maria (late Leo) Lively and Ethel (late Sam) Zafros and sister-in-law Joan (late Bud) Forkin. Loving "Uncle Anthony" to many. Tony, a proponent of public education, was proud to have attended Chicago Public Schools: Julia Ward Howe Grammar School and Austin and Amundsen High Schools. He attended Wright Jr. College and graduated from Northwestern University with the assistance of the G.I. Bill after proudly serving his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II including serving in the Pacific. One of the longest serving members of the Appraisal Institute, Tony was an expert in the real estate business, working for a commercial mortgage banking firm before forming I.J. Markin & Co. as a principal in the 1960s and later working as a consultant, broker, developer and investor. He loved to travel with his wife Shirley, appreciated and supported the Arts and had an abiding passion for Chicago, its neighborhoods and museums. However, Tony's greatest contribution was as a loving and supportive husband and father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, friend and mentor to many. A man of immense integrity, a champion of liberal causes and an advocate for peace and justice throughout the world, Tony possessed endless wisdom and common sense and offered it generously. He was much loved and will never be forgotten by his family and friends. A Memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, July 10th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Smith-Corcoran Chicago Chapel, 6150 N. Cicero, Ave., Chicago, with a remembrance of Tony at 7:00 p.m. Private Interment, Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to .
Published in Chicago Tribune from July 4 to July 6, 2014
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