Theodore “Ted” Gailan, age 69. Beloved son of the late George and Penelope Galanopoulos. Loving brother of Dean (Christine) Galanopoulos. Dear uncle of Alexandra (Jaysen) Euler, George, and Stephen Galanopoulos. Loving grand-uncle to Dean Euler.
Ted was an avid White Sox fan, golf enthusiast and unrelenting criminal lawyer. May he rest in peace with God in the arms of his parents.
Special thanks to Nick Contos for being Ted’s caregiver and constant companion the last few months; and to Greg Contos for always being there for him.
Family and friends will meet Wednesday, July 14, 10AM-11AM at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 601 S. Central, Chicago, IL. Funeral service to begin at 11AM. Interment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery, 2905 Thatcher Avenue, River Grove, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ted’s memory to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Memory Eternal Funeral Directors, Ltd., 847-375-0095.
May His Memory Be Eternal.
Ted was a good soul, a good friend and an excellent attorney. It broke my heart to hear of his passing. We were all sure he was going to recover and was looking forward to his 2nd trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains. We miss him, and look forward to seeing him again in the after life.
Ted was a wonderful dedicated advocate for his clients and truly just a sweet kind soul. I will miss his “Hi Mia!” greeting anytime I was near. Ted will be greatly missed by his attorney family. My heart goes out to Ted’s family. I will sure miss him….
I am so sorry to hear about Ted’s passing. I am attorney and had cases with Ted over the years. I always enjoyed our Cubs Sox banter. He was always a fair opponent and a stand up guy…may he Rest In Peace.
Ted was a sweet friend… I was looking forward to Ted moving here to Sarasota, and getting to know him better…several months ago he texted me…and said he was looking forward to moving here…and us becoming best of friends. Rest in peace Ted… my heart is broken
Ted, I was so happy knowing that I was able to help you. To see you smile every time I walked in the door and to work with you on your I.T. problems and cheer you up, was an honor and felt good. Thankfully you and I shared some time together and you told me great stories about your work. I’m so sorry that we well not get to see each other again and so upset. I’ll miss you brother so much, love you dude. Please watch over all of us in spirit with God above. In the name of… Read more »
So sorry to hear of Ted’s passing. I got to know Ted from being a courtroom clerk, he was always so kind and remembered your name which is a plus in my book. He asked how you were. A kind gentleman. Rest In Peace.
Ted, you were there for me in two very difficult times in my life, personally and legally. Because of your guidance and companionship during those times, I am living a life of peace and abundance today. I, and many, many others, will miss you brother. Go with God my friend.
I met Ted about 30 years ago when we had a family law case together. He was a gentleman throughout but protected his client’s interests to the max. Today we call it Collaborative Law; back then it was two lawyers who wanted to assist their respective clients through a very hard time in their lives. May God bless you Ted, and thank you for a wonderfully memorable experience with you.
So sorry to hear of Ted’s passing. I hadn’t seen him in many years. We went to grammar school together and he was one of the smartest boys in the class and at times a little bit of a trouble maker too, but he always knew how to get out of it. I knew then he would make a good lawyer! Rest In Peace Ted, and don’t forget to tell Mrs. Kazaglas who REALLY started that eraser fight.
I knew Ted from St. Ignatius College Prep. In 1968, I went with Ted and about a dozen other guys on a bus trip from Chicago to Panama. It was a memorable trip and I got to know Ted quite well.
May he rest in peace.
Ted was a good friend at St. Ignatius High School. We spent a lot of time in the “bullpen” on S.I.’s baseball team and enjoyed sharing many pranks during our time at S.I. Our prayers go out to his family.