GREEN RIVER – Gus Kalivas, 86, of Green River, Wyoming passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A long time resident of Green River, Wyoming and former resident of Logga, Greece, Mr. Kalivas had been in ill health since July.
He was born on November 30, 1926 in Logga, Greece, the son of the late James and Efthimia Kalivas.
Mr. Kalivas graduated from the Lincoln High School in Green River, Wyoming with the class of 1946.
He was employed as a pipefitter by the Union Pacific Railroad from 1947-to-1958. He also owned and operated the Handy Store from 1959-to-1970. Then on March 30, of 1970 he went to work at Stauffer Chemical and was a warehouseman and he retired on January 31, 1986.
Mr. Kalivas was a member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Ahepa Lodge, and the Cowboy Joe Club. His priority in life was his family and his church. His passion was Green River Wolves and Wyoming Cowboy Sports. He enjoyed playing golf and being a handyman.
Survivors include his beloved wife Mary Kalivas of Green River, Wyoming; two daughters Effie Manley and husband Mark of Green River, Wyoming and Rula Bullock and husband Brad of Vernal, Utah; one brother Bill Kalivas of Pocatello, Idaho; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers John, Tony, Steve and George; one sister Anna; his beloved daughter Patti Torres; one grandaughter Rachel; two great-grandsons Dalton and Cortez.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 405 “N” Street, Rock Springs, Wyoming. A Trisagion will be recited at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday at the Vase Flaming Gorge Chapel in Green River, Wyoming. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery in Green River, Wyoming. Friends may call at the Vase Flaming Gorge Chapel in Green River, Wyoming on Wednesday from 4:00 P.M. until time of the Trisagion. Father John Cusulos will officiate and Father Mario Giannopoulos and Father Markarios Manos will concelebrate.
The family of Gus Kalivas respectfully suggests that donations in his memory be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 14, Rock Springs, Wyoming.
Condolences may be left at www.vasefuneralhomes.com