Captain Tassos P. Nassos M.D., an outstanding surgeon, devoted husband and father, active member of his community, and dedicated leader at his church, fell asleep in the Lord on June 29, 2022. The son of the late Petros and Marika Nassos, who immigrated from Tripoli, Greece, was born on June 20, 1938. He attended Tilton Elementary school, Austin High School, the University of Illinois at Navy Pier and at Champaign-Urbana and received his medical degree from the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1963. His residency at Cook County Hospital was interrupted by the Vietnam War where he spent 14 months at Pleiku Province with the army’s First Cavalry Division, participating in many rescue missions and as a surgeon in the 18th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) Unit. He received special recognition for performing surgery on wounded soldiers, repeatedly working 24 to 36 hours at a time. Returning from his Army service in 1968, he completed his residency in general surgery at Cook County Hospital and then joined the staff at Resurrection Hospital in Chicago, spending the next 40 years as a dedicated surgeon, training general surgery residents from Loyola, serving as President of the Medical and Dental staff, Chairman of the Department of Surgery, and was also a member of the hospital’s Board of Directors. He served many years on the Board of the Irving Park YMCA where he enjoyed playing handball. A life-long fan of the Bears and Cubs, he loved baseball and was the third baseman of the Austin High School team that won the city championship in 1955. A loving father, he coached his three sons, Peter, Marc, and Jonathan, through Little League and Pony League and served on the Northbrook Junior Baseball League Board of Directors. He devoted equal time to his adored daughter, Christin, supporting her in ice-skating performances and competitions. He loved God and his church and served on the Saints Peter and Paul Parish Council for many years, including as treasurer, vice-president, and president. He was a member of the Men’s Bible Study Group and participated in a Project Mexico mission trip. He also enjoyed grilling skewers of souvlaki and slicing gyros at the church’s annual food festivals. He was a most loving, caring, supportive husband to Mary Ann (Lambakis), his wife of more than 52 years. He was the love of her life, her best friend, and she will miss him dearly.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Peter (Richelle) Nassos, Marc (Terah) Nassos of Arizona, Jonathan (Jenni) Nassos of California, and Christin (Harrison) Pappas of Arizona, his precious grandchildren Cody, Luke, Joey, Mia, Vivian, Alianna, Georgia, Alexandra, Catherine, and Daniel, along with many nieces and nephews, his brother George (Pat) of Glenview, Illinois, and brother-in-law Jack Lambakis of Oklahoma.
Visitation Friday, July 8, 2022 from 4 – 8 p.m. at N.H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home 1240 Waukegan Rd., Glenview, IL 60025. Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Family and friends are requested to please meet Saturday morning at S.S. Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church 401 Wagner Rd., Glenview, IL 60025 for 10 a.m. Funeral Service. Interment Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to S.S. Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 1401 Wagner Rd., Glenview, IL 60025, IOCC, P.O. Box 17398, Baltimore, MD 21298 or OCMC, 220 Mason Manatee Way., St. Augustine, FL 32086. Info: 847-375-0095 or www.nhscotthanekamp.com
The Funeral Service may be viewed live on the S.S. Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church Livestream page.
May his memory be eternal.
May His Memory Be Eternal!