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Dimitrios Vlahos

Dimitrios "Jim" Vlahos, age 84, a resident of Downers Grove, died Thursday, February 1, 2018, peacefully at home.

Jim, son of Anthoula and George Vlahos, born in January of 1934, was raised in Thessaly, Greece with his siblings Paul, Peter, and Ireni. He was a teen during the Greek Civil War and then served in the Greek army. He lived and worked many jobs in Germany, Canada, and The Bahamas before moving to the Chicago area. In 1970, he married Kathryn (Kay) Campbell, a teacher in Evergreen Park, at Holy Apostles Church in Westchester.

Jim was a popular bartender in the western suburbs who started at the King's Palace in Lisle and was working at Harvey's in Countryside when he successfully opened "Jim's In" in Tinley Park. He was "in" for thirty years from 1978-2008, when he retired. He was a member of the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce.

During those years, he and Kay raised three children, of whom he was most proud: Matthias (Noelle Povalish), Michael (Cortney Meyer), and Diane (Robert Cook). He was the loving and devoted grandfather of Maxwell and Samson Vlahos of Morton, IL, Carmen and Matthias Vlahos of Joliet, IL, and Ava and James Cook of Downers Grove.

The family would like to thank the many people at Community Adult Day Center, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, Independence 4 Seniors, Wellspring Health Services, and Residential Home and Hospice Care, who helped keep him active and well cared for in his final years.

Visitation Monday, February 5, 2018, 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Adams-Winterfield and Sullivan Funeral Home; 4343 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515 (1 Blk. So. Of Ogden). Funeral service, Tuesday, February 6, 2018; 9:30 a.m. visitation until time of Service 10:00 a.m. at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church; 2501 So. Wolf Road, Westchester, IL. Interment, Chapel Hill Gardens West. (630) 968-1000 or www.adamswinterfieldsullivan.com.
Published in Suburban Life Publications on Feb. 7, 2018
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