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Gust J. Kookootsedes Obituary

Gust J. Kookootsedes
Gust J. Kookootsedes

July 12, 1929 - June 1, 2018
Born in Brooklyn, New York
Resided in The Woodlands, Texas
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Gust J. Kookootsedes, 88, passed away on the evening of June 1, 2018 at his home in The Woodlands, Texas. He is survived by Mary, his wife of 66 years and their children - Penny (Tod) Bradley, Jean (TJ) Hare, and Christine (Jeff) Wolverton, 11 grandchildren, their spouses, and 7 great grandchildren; Siblings: George (Marina) Kookootsedes, Mary Jannides, and sister-in-law Nancy Christy. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Penelope Kookootsedes, his brother Chris Christy, and brother-in-law Spiros Jannides.
Born in Brooklyn, New York on 7/12/1929, Gust moved to Sidney, Ohio in 1932 where he spent his childhood. When he wasn't in school, playing tennis and/or football, he worked at The Purity confectionery owned by his father, where his passion for candy making began. He attended Ohio Wesleyan and earned his degree in Chemistry. After graduating in 1951, he was hired as a research chemist for Dow Corning in Midland, Michigan where he worked for 40 years. While employed there, he was awarded several patents - one discovery was even named after him (KP Fluid). He and Mary were wed on 10/07/1951 and moved to Midland to start their life together. In 1954, they left for Baltimore, Maryland while Gust served in the U.S. Army for 2 years. They returned to Midland and lived there until the fall of 2016 when they moved to Texas to be close to their daughter, Penny. Gust always put God and his family first. He was proud of his Greek heritage and was much happier being the giver than the receiver in all of his relationships. He had many interests and hobbies including tennis, music, gardening, candy making, and photography. He was an incredible man and will be missed by not only his family but many friends as well.
Please join us for his viewing on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the W. L. Case and Company in Saginaw, with funeral services on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 4970 Mackinaw Road, Saginaw, MI 48603.

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W. L. Case and Company, Mackinaw Funeral Chapel
4480 Mackinaw Rd.
Saginaw Charter Township, MI US 48603
Monday, June 18, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Service
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
4970 Mackinaw Rd
Saginaw, Michigan 48603
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
11:00 AM