Tim Gerostathos
1945 - 2021
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road
Conroe, TX
Tim Gerostathos, 76, of Conroe, TX, passed away on September 19, 2021. He was the beloved father of Nick Gerostathos (Alina) of Moraga, CA, and Helen Gerostathos Guyton (Brad), of Gaithersburg, MD; fun pappous to Marcus, Alex, Karina, Lukas and Alexis; loving companion of Kathy Willis and her daughters, Shelly and Kari Willis of Conroe, Texas; and devoted brother to Sofia (Foula) Botellis of Greece. He was predeceased by his parents, Efthymios and Eleni Gerostathos, and his sister, Maria (Maro) Peppas.

Tim was born in Athens, Greece in 1945 to Eleni, who raised Tim and his two sisters as a single mother after Tim's father, a Greek police captain, was killed during the Greek Civil War. Tim was a good student and always sought greater opportunities. He spoke several languages and, after completing secondary school in Greece, he moved to Germany to study linguistic arts on a scholarship.

Continuing to dream big, Tim immigrated to America in the late sixties. He got his first U.S. job working long hours at the Baltimore Hilton. His hard work earned him several promotions and he found his passion for the hospitality industry. Tim spent the next 40 years in the hotel business, first with the Hilton chain and then as the General Manager of the Ramada in East Hartford, CT, where he was affectionately known as "Mr. G". After many years working for hotel chains, he achieved his goal of starting his own hotel management company, where he continued to work until his retirement.

Tim loved music and taught himself the piano, guitar, and bouzouki. He also loved photography, poetry and writing. Tim volunteered with many organizations over the years, including Easter Seals and the Rotary Club. He was always up for an adventure, had a quirky sense of humor, and enjoyed traveling, the sea, and cooking authentic Greek food. He also played a mean game of Tavli and Koum Kan, always affectionately competing with his sisters while enjoying a cup of Greek coffee on the veranda.

Tim's family held a private service and he will be interred in Greece. During a memorial for his mother, Tim once said "As long as someone remembers them, they never die." We will always remember Tim. May his memory be eternal.

In lieu of flowers, Tim's family asks that donations be made "In memory of Tim Gerostathos" to the Montgomery College Foundation, 9221 Corporate Blvd., Rockville, Maryland 20850 or online at https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/alumni-friends-donors/foundation/donate.html. As a young immigrant and father, Tim would travel by bus, in between shifts at the Baltimore Hilton, to DC to attend hospitality classes that he self-financed. Donations in his name will help students in Montgomery College's hospitality and other programs get a head start in pursuing their dreams.
Published by The Courier of Montgomery County from Oct. 1 to Oct. 2, 2021.
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