Born: December 27, 1927
Died: April 12, 2014
After a short illness, Dr. Aristides G. Gousios of Lafayette, California passed away on Saturday April 12, 2014 surrounded by his wife of 60 years, his children and grandchildren. He immigrated to the United States with a scholarship, a Greek-English dictionary and a dream to become a doctor. He studied at Mt. Union College in Alliance, Ohio and later graduated from Case Western Reserve University Medical School, Cleveland, Ohio in 1955. Kaiser Hospital welcomed him where he practiced for twenty years as a Cardiologist and Emergency Room physician. As an associate clinical professor at UCSF he enjoyed teaching and had the opportunity to develop exercise and oxygen requirements for heart attack survivors, a very new field in the 1950s. He later developed his own full service private practice in Castro Valley. He loved Yosemite and Lake Tahoe and spent many happy summers in both locations. In 1980 he moved his family into the dream home he imagined and built and later renamed his private road, Nemea Lane, to honor his home in Greece. He is survived by his wife, Vasiliki, children Diana G. Lincoln (James), Eleni E. Gousios, George A. Gousios (Donia), Niki Watson (Simon) and Tom Gousios (Amy). His admiring grandchildren, Andrew Lincoln and Matthew Lincoln, Christopher, Athan and Nikko Gousios and Penelope and Annika Watson, will always miss him. His dear sisters, Dimitra, Dina and Melia, only recently pre- ceded him in death. Brother Andreas Gousios (Barbara) survives him along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends nurtured in his professional career. An active member of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension in Oakland, he was also a founder of the Hellenic American Professional Society, a scholarship organization for Greek Youth. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation at 6:pm, with the Trisagion to follow, Monday, April 21, at 7:pm at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension. 4700 Lincoln ave, Oakland. Funeral Services Tuesday April 22, at 12:noon at the Cathedral, Burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland. May his memory be eternal. For further information please contact Harry W. Greer Funeral Director FDR745.