George Aravosis
1929 - 2016
Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home - Westchester
10501 W. Cermak
Westchester, IL
George Demetrios Aravosis, aged 87, born in Chicago in 1929, fell asleep in the Lord on November 15, 2016. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Dalianis). Loving father of Kathryn (George) Katsivalis, George, John and the late Valerie. Adored grandfather of Illias (Zoe), Anthony, Andreas, Evan, Matthaios, Sofia and great grandfather of George. Cherished brother of Peter (Carol). Dear brother-in-law of Katherine (Spiro) Besbekos, Silvia (Tom) Tsoutsouris and the late George (late Rose) Dalianis. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Cherished companion, Kukla, his dog. George was a graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology, class of '51 and served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956. In 1963, he joined International Harvester Company to eventually retire as Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Planning. He was recognized as one of the leaders in the engine industry and served as the worldwide President of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). George excelled in strategic planning throughout his career. He was an active member and officer of the Orthodox Christian Laity, International Orthodox Christian Charities, the Hellenic Foundation and Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church. He will also be remembered for his sense of humor, love of photography, fishing, music and dancing. Family and friends will be received at the Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home, 10501 W. Cermak Rd., Westchester (2 blks West of Mannheim Rd.) on Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. All to meet Monday at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, 2501 S. Wolf Rd., Westchester, IL 60154 on Monday for 11:00 am Service. Interment Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Orthodox Christian Laity, P.O. Box 6954, West Palm Beach, FL 33405 or Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church appreciated. For further info 708-F-U-N-E-R-A-L.

Published by Chicago Tribune from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2016.
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Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home - Westchester
10501 W. Cermak, Westchester, IL
Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church
2501 S. Wolf Rd., Westchester, IL
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We remember George fondly. He always kept us focused at our OCL board meetings. He was our strategic planner. But we saw him as our gentle guide, mentor and friend.
It is hard to beleive that he has been gone 3 years. We thank God for the time and memories he lets us experience. Time and memories are healers and blessings. May George's memory be Eternal.
George Matsoukas
November 12, 2019
To my life long friend and fishing buddy Rest In Peace
William Karrys
November 28, 2016
Mary Aravosis & Family. We were deeply saddened to hear of George's recent falling asleep in the Lord. We had the pleasure of working and socializing with George for many years at the Hellenic Foundation. He was an inspiration and deeply committed to Orthodox Christian values and progressive actions with the Church. May he rest in peace and may his memory be forever eternal.
Louis & Alexandra Apostol
November 28, 2016
I would like to add one more comment to the obit, George was incredibly kind and I will never forget this kindness at our OCL meetings. He and the other founders of the organization were so courageous in the quest for transparency and accountability in our church. He made such an impression on me.
My heartfelt sympathy to Mary, and children. Remember we will all be together again one day, as we are promised!
Memory eternal.
Argo Georgandis Pyle
Argo Georgandis
November 22, 2016
Please accept our sincere condolences. God cares, 2 Cor. 1:3
November 20, 2016
maria thanasouras
November 20, 2016
November 19, 2016
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
From the Staff of Conboy's Westchester Funeral Home
November 19, 2016
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