|Birth: ||1914, Greece|
|Death: ||Sep. 15, 2006|
Leo Nicholas Cotsones, 92, of Kankakee, passed away on Sept. 15, 2006. He was the patriarch of the Cotsones family and the last of his generation.
Forever celebrating Leo's legacy are his beloved wife of 66 years, Kathryn (Krieger) Cotsones, and their family. He was the loving father of Kathy Miller; doting grandfather of Kristyne and Glenn Burton of California, Kim and Brant Fred of Bourbonnais, Daniel Leo Miller and Terry Larkin of Bradley, and Mike and Karianne Miller Fehrenbacher of Bourbonnais; and proud great-grandfather of Brianna and Kaytlynn Leathers, and McKenna and Brantly Fred.
Leo spent part of his childhood in Greece and was fondly known for an intense pride of his Greek heritage. He was a devoted, lifelong member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Kankakee, where he and Kathryn were married on June 30, 1940.
Leo belonged to the Moose, served as member and president of AHEPA, and was a member and president of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Parish Council. He had many interests and pursued them all with vigor -- from his great love of family and church activities to his passion for travel, coin collecting and as a connoisseur of ethnic food.
Professionally, Leo owned and operated the Normandy Restaurant on East Court Street in Kankakee with his sister, Mabel, for 21 years. Leo retired from Uniroyal in 1972. While semi-retired, Leo worked as receiving manager for Thrif-T Mart on West Court Street in Kankakee.
He was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters; and two sons, infant James Leo Cotsones and Michael James Cotsones.
Visitation will be held Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Schreffler's Funeral Home on West Court Street in Kankakee. A visitation time will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, at Schreffler's Funeral Home with services following at 11 a.m. at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Kankakee.
Burial will be at Mound Grove Gardens in Kankakee. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Kankakee.
Kathryn H. Krieger Cotsones (1913 - 2011)*
James Leo Cotsones (1942 - 1943)*
Michael James Cotsones (1950 - 1987)*
Mound Grove Cemetery
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Record added: Aug 22, 2008
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