Michael Loizos, Sr.
AGE: 93 • Ocean Twp.
Michael Loizos, Sr., 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at his longtime home in Ocean Twp. Mike was born in Yorkville, Ohio and raised in Greece. Mike graduated from The University of Athens during the German occupation of Greece during WWII
, where he was being pursued by the Germans as an American citizen. He later came to the U.S. and served in the army
prior to the end of the war. The family settled in Coatesville, PA, and later the Shore area where Mike and his brothers Jack, Tony, and brother-in-law Gus, owned and operated several Diners including the Neptune Diner from the early 50's to 1970 and the L&M Diner on the A.P. circle from its opening in 1967 to 1981. Mike later worked in Real Estate specializing in Commercial Properties. Mike was a longtime member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Asbury Park, and now in Ocean Twp. He was a past Parrish President.
Mike is predeceased by his loving wife of 54 years, Maria; his parents, Alex and Erato; his son, Alex; his brothers, Jack and Tony; sisters, Sophia and Duchess, and brother-in-laws, Gus and George. He is survived by his sons, Michael Jr., his wife Sheila and grandchildren, Zack and Michael Jake of Jacksonville Beach, FL, Jim and his wife Kathy and grandson, Daniel of Ocean Twp.
Visitation will be Wed. June 11, 2014 at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 10th and Atkins Ave., Neptune from 6-9pm. The funeral will be held on Thurs. June 12, 2014 at St. George Greek Church, 1033 West Park Ave., Ocean at 10am.