Gus Kourkoulis

Profile Updated: August 10, 2009
Gus Kourkoulis
Residing In: Larchmont, NY USA
Occupation: Retired Banking Executive
Children: Linda born 1965 and Karen born in 1968
Military Service: Army  
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I was lucky to meet my future wife at JMHS and have been married for more than 47 years. After completing my military obligation I entered the Banking world, completed my College education at night and remained gainfully employed for 43 years. No complaints. I got to see the country and spend some time abroad.

Currently, I spend most of my time with my grandson, spend some time in Greece during the summer and produce a small amount of olive oil in the fall. We also travel around the USA.

School Story:

I really miss the Monday morning comments from my favorite teachers asking how the football game looked while I was laying flat on my back. Al Cavallo used to snap the ball so hard that the quarterbacks used to fumble the snaps. One day the coach, Gene Ezersky says what is the matter with you guys, gets under the center, takes a snap and Al hits him so hard with the football he breaks the coach's finger. I think he said "Al take it a little slower" as he went to get a splint on his pinkey.

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Sep 25, 2020 at 12:41 PM

Hi Marion

I hope you have a great birthday and that you have your hopes come true. Retirement is not the end all, happiness is! Lorraine and I wish you all the best!

Your Bronx friends

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Sep 07, 2020 at 3:24 PM

Posted on: Sep 06, 2020 at 8:18 PM

Hi Marion. So glad to see a Castle Hill/Westchester Square area alumnus join the group. Hope all is well with you and that you are safe. My wife and I are living in Westchester County for more than 40 years and used to attend the Glover Street get togethers organized by Al Cavalo which have not been held since his health got worse. I don’t know if you remember me but I recall you from 127 and Monroe.

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Aug 19, 2020 at 7:22 PM

For some reason, your response to my post did not completely come through. Could you repost please?

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Jun 25, 2017 at 4:08 PM

Frank: Good to hear from you. I hope you have a great tournament and a great summer!

Gus

Gus Kourkoulis has left an In Memory comment for Profile.
Feb 11, 2017 at 12:32 PM

Very saddened by Nick's passing last week. He was a great baseball player and I had the privilege to play with and against him at Monroe and the Bronx sandlot Leagues. Saw him at the 40th reunion and remember him talking to Eileen as Lorraine and I were leaving the building. The start of their wonderful life together. We spent most of the night together at the 55th reunion and sat at the same table along with Ben Shelkowsky, Frank Figueroa and their wives and Bobby Allison. Nick looked and sounded great! There are very few individuals in the world who possess a unique quality of being able to reach out to people in all walks of life and make them feel comfortable and included. Nick was one of them. Condolences to Eileen and Nick's entire family. Rest In Peace teammate.

 

K

Gus Kourkoulis has left an In Memory comment for Alan Feldstein.
Jun 13, 2016 at 8:33 PM

My deepest condolences to Toni, Corey and Marcii for their loss. I enjoyed being on the baseball team for three years and tried to locate him for our 50th reunion without success. It was at a recent breakfast that Sam Tolkoff, the basketball coach, informed us of his passing. Rest in peace.

Gus Kourkoulis has left an In Memory comment for Profile.
Jun 02, 2015 at 8:34 PM

It is with great sadness to hear of Arnie's sudden passing. It was only three days ago Don Novick and I were reminiscing about old friends and team mates at our local High School (Mamaroneck High School) where he is the batting coach. We remembered his fiery competitiveness. He was truly a fighter. Although we seldom were in the same classes (maybe Smolar's Geology class in our Senior year) we were football, baseball and sandlot team mates. Our condolences to his family and all who knew him!

 

 

Gus Kourkoulis has left an In Memory comment for Donny Mazza. New comment added.
Apr 22, 2015 at 12:31 AM

Posted on: Mar 26, 2015 at 12:33 AM

Dear Classmates,

Donny was a great athlete, a great teammate and a great leader for all of us. His untimely demise was a shock. Although I am not certain of the cause of death, it is best left alone. You made so many great plays on the football field Donny it is impossible to describe all of them. I do remember the catch along the sideline which was in the Daily News. Incredible!!!  Rest in peace Donny.