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Dr. Ernest P. Tiboris

Dr. Ernest P. Tiboris, 97, of Sheboygan, died April 4, 2014 at Sharon Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls. Born Dec. 13, 1916, the son of Peter and Calliope Tsibouris, who were both Greek immigrants,

he graduated from Sheboygan Central High School in 1935. He attended college and graduated

from Marquette School of Dentistry in 1941 and then served with the U.S. Army Medical Corps

as a dentist stationed on the Aleutian Islands during WWII. When he returned from the war, he married Stella Menas of Sheboygan on Nov. 10, 1946. They

were married for 66 years, living first on Indiana Avenue, then in the house they built on S. 11th St., and finally at Terrace Estates in Sheboygan.

He worked in his small dental office on N. 8th St. in Sheboygan for more than 50 years, which is often remembered by his patients for the long flight of stairs to the second floor waiting room. When the building was torn down, he worked with his son for several more years, until finally retiring at the age of 88. He was a member of the Sheboygan County Dental Society and the

Wisconsin Dental Association until retirement.

Active in St. Spyridon church as a member of the choir from the time he was 12 and for more than 60 years as choir director and chanter, he served in many leadership roles. He chaired the Sheboygan Greek Festival at its first location behind the church, at its height at Kiwanis Park, and finally at Deland Park. He was a member and president of the church board, and an Archon in the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, a prestigious service distinction in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

Ernest, often called "Doc" by his closest friends and family, lived a full and purposeful life of duty to his faith, his family, his country and his profession. He led his sons Peter and Gus by example, working hard, sharing his skills, keeping a pleasant demeanor, and showing care and concern for the people in all walks of his life.

In his spare time, he liked to read, golf occasionally, and walk daily for exercise. He and Stella traveled many times to Greece, including one trip with all of their grandchildren to many historical sites and the island of Crete.

He is survived by sons Peter (Eilana) Tiboris, Montclair, NJ, and Gus (Linda) Tiboris, Sheboygan, WI; grandchildren E. Peter (Christy) Tiboris, New York, N.Y., Michael (Melanie) Tiboris, San Diego, CA, Stephanie (Jon) Marotto, New York, N.Y., Deno (Mary) Tiboris,

Washington, D.C., and Kallie (fiancé Dayton Opel) Tiboris, Portland, Oregon; and one great grandchild, Gus Robak Tiboris, San Diego, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Gust Tsibouris, his sister Assimo Sarris, his wife Stella, and two infant sons, Michael and Nicholas.

Friends and family may call at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St.,Sheboygan, on Friday, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. A Trisagion service will be conducted at 7 p.m. The funeral service will be at 12 noon on Saturday at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 1425 S. 10th St., Sheboygan with Fr. Michael T. Stearns and Fr. Peter Pappademetriou officiating. Burial will take place in the Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be directed to St. Spyridon Church Memorial Fund.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.reinboldfh.com.

His family extends its thanks to the many friends who continued to visit him throughout his stay at Terrace Estates, including Uncle Deno and Carol who would drive regularly from Fond du Lac bringing food and cheer; to his doctors for their care, including Dr. Curt Hancock; for the love and attention of many on the staff at Terrace Estates and the kindness of the caregivers at Sharon Richardson Community Hospice who all helped ease his transition from this life; to Fr. Leo Gavrilos, Fr. Peter Pappademetriou and Fr. Michael Stearns for their spiritual guidance, and to the tender friends of Linda and Gus who held his hands and loved him during their absence. While deeply grateful for his lengthy and loving presence in our lives, we will miss his wisdom,

sense of humor, humility and dignity of character.

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Published in Sheboygan Press from Apr. 7 to Apr. 10, 2014
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