Angelo Louis Palivos
February 14, 1931  -  March 13, 2019

Angelo Louis Palivos

Colonial Funeral Home
8025 W. Golf Rd.
Niles, IL  60714
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
3:00 - 9:00 PM
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The Greek American Rehabilitation Care and Centre
220 N. First St.
Wheeling, IL  60090
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The Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation
420 E. Superior St. Arthur J. Rublogg Building 9th Floor
Chicago, IL  60611
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On March 13, 2019 Mr. Angelo L. Palivos passed away. He was born on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1931. He was a resident of Chicago, Illinois and Vouliagmeni, Athens. Husband of the late Bessie(Gountanis) Palivos. He is survived by: Son, Louis A. Palivos and wife Lisa (Routsolias)and their five children, Angelo, (Christina, Dimitra, Kostantina) Avrelia, Maria, Billy, and Ellie.
His daughter, Eleni Bousis and son-in-law Dimitri with their four children, Michael, (Verna, Dimitri, Mike Jr.), Victoria, Evangelo and George.
Son, Peter A. Palivos and his wife Vicky (Tyrovolis)and their three children, Angelo, Anastasia (Joe), and Gregory(Amanda).
Son, George A. Palivos, wife, Eleni (Katris) and their four children, Angelo, Yiannis, Alexander and Billy.

Survived, by his sister-in -law and spouse, Katerina and George Limperis. Georgia Gountanis wife of the late, Panagiotis Gountanis. Dimitris and Liana Gountanis, Connie Gountanis Rigas , Angie and Allan Lofgren. Grandson Taylor.
He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, Godchildren, koumbaroi and many friends from all over America and Greece.

Angelo Palivos was a great and honorable man who challenged all obstacles. Born in Bouliari, Gortinia to the late Louis and Georgia Palivos, he was the youngest of six children. His father, a war hero, died at age 33, leaving Angelo an orphan at six months old. At the age of ten, he left his village to work as a coal carrier in Tripoli. As a youth, he had a rough and painful life working day and night to support himself.
Mr. Palivos learned independently how to be a prominent tailor and a great businessman. He fell in love with Vassiliki Gountanis and married her at age 19. He was smart and a hard worker who learned many trades. He had one challenge which limited his ability to flourish. Both his wife and him were deprived of education due to the hard times of World War II. Both wanted something more for their children. Therefore, they packed two suitcases and their one-hundred dollars in savings, and took their children across the Atlantic Ocean to pursue their American Dream of education and prosperity. Working three jobs, they accomplished and succeeded.
Mr. Palivos was a man loved by everyone. He and his late wife Bessie had 178 Godchildren and Koumbaroi.
He had compassion for the less fortunate, especially the orphans since he could relate to them. He was a committed and a devoted Greek Orthodox Christian. He loved the Lord’s home, and he build many churches, and supported many monasteries. He will be missed for his vigilance, articulate discussions, great advise, compassion, empathy and the love he had for his children, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Since Mr. Angelo Palivos will be laid to rest with his late wife in Nestani, Greece, his wishes are in lieu of flowers, to please make donations to one of the following two organizations which supported and treated him with love, respect and dignity:

1. The Greek American Rehabilitation Care and Centre.
2. The Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation, Robert H. Lurie comprehensive hospital

Visitation: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Colonial Funeral Home
8025 W. Golf Rd
Niles, Illinois 60714

Funeral: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Evagelistria Church
Visitation: 12:00 noon
Makaria: 1:00 followed by burial at St. Nikolaos Cemetery, Nestani, Arcadia, Greece


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  1. Jeannette Plonka
    Lombard, IL

    Mr. Palivos was a kind, funny, caring man and will be missed by everyone. He left a large family who will continue to live his dreams and work hard. My sympathy to all of you. Jeannie

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