Athanasios “Tommy” Dallis

Athanasios “Tommy” Dallis, 80, of College Station, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019. Born in Kleitoria, Greece, on December 25, 1938 to Constandinos and Katerini Dallis, Tommy was a self-made entrepreneur having lived in the Bryan College Station area for forty years. On April 8, 1968, he married the love of his life and best friend, Mary Kay Seago.

Tommy enjoyed watching sports, particularly football, red wine, fresh fish, talking politics, playing Blackjack and Poker, and above all to socialize in a philosophical manner.  His philosophical disposition was no doubt due to his Greek heritage and education. He had an affinity for history, geography, and the study of law.

Most of all, Tommy was generous.  His Mother used to tell him that he was generous to a fault, that he would rather go without his own shirt to clothe someone else.  Tommy’s answer to this was, “I’ll be able to find another shirt; maybe the other person won’t be able to”.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Kay Seago Dallis, and his parents.

Surviving family includes his sons and daughters-in-law, Costa and April Dallis, Christos Dallis, Panagiotis “Taki” Dallis, Andreas and Sarah Dallis; sisters and brothers-in-law, Diamantoula and George Ganios, Panayiota and George Malouf; and his ten grandchildren, Athanasios, Sophia, Theodoros, Maria, Andreas, Katerini, Panagiotis, Anastasia, Athanasia, and Athanasios Dallis.

Tommy’s life will be honored on Monday December 16, 2019 with liturgy starting at 8:30am and service beginning at 11 a.m. at Saint Paraskevi Monastery, 6855 Little York Lane in Washington, TX 77880. For proper attire, men should please wear a long sleeve shirt and long pants, while women should please wear a skirt or dress below the knee, long sleeve shirt, and closed toe shoes. Interment will immediately follow at the Cemetery directly adjacent to the Monastery.

Family and friends are then invited to a time of celebration during a reception at Café Eccell, 4401 S. Texas Ave. in Bryan.

For those who desire, contributions may be sent in lieu of flowers to the Saint Paraskevi Monastery.

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  1. Dallis Family,

    You are in my thoughts during this sad time. You dad was an amazing man who loved you all so deeply. You 4 boys were his pride and joy. And his daughters-in-law brought him so much happiness. And who can deny the ultimate love he had for those incredible grand kids. His eyes would light up just at the sound of their names. The love he had for each of you will live inside you every single day. May you feel the comfort and love from God and lean on him for peace.

  2. Taki, I am so sorry for your loss. Your father sounds like he was an incredible and loving father and grandfather. Prayers for all of you ✝️

  3. Tommy was a wonderful man and a great father and grandfather. It was so nice having he and Mary and their sons living in the neighborhood for many years. That legacy continues with his sons Costa and Andreas and their families who live next door and down the street. Tommy will be sorely missed but his smile and generous spirit will live on.

  4. Taki
    I’m so sorry for your loss . If you need anything we are here for you. Sending love and prayers to you and your Family.

  5. We love all of you guys. Tommy and Mary are together now and very happy. We will miss them always. We will always remember how wonderful they were.

  6. I’m so sorry for your loss. I will cherish seeing him, talking politics, and always getting a nice hug. He will be missed!

  7. My brother-in-law and true friend for 50 years. So many fine hours spent in conversation … politics and sports, always over coffee. We looked forward to our visits to College Station. Mary was the older sister I never had. (I am one of four boys). Our love to the Dallis “boys” and their families.

  8. I will always remember how happy Tommy and Mary were whenever family was around . They are truly missed. My prayers are with all of you.
    Uncle Dan.

  9. When our daughters worked for Eccel, Tommy took the time to know them. They learned a lot about hard work and serving others, and he always treated us like family. He has left you a proud legacy. May the God of all peace comfort you during this time of loss.

    Dale and Stacy Varley

  10. Im so sorry for your loss. In the three years I worked at Eccell I had the pleasure of meeting Tommy. And in those 3 short years I acquired so many anecdotes and quotes of Tommy’s that bring a smile to my face and that I find myself recalling them to others. So I can’t imagine what your family is going through, my most deepest condolences.

  11. I’m so sorry to hear of Tommy’s death. He was a delightful, good man. I’m in trial Monday or I would be there. Seeing him, talking to him, having a glass of wine with him were life’s treats.

  12. So sorry to learn you lost your dear father and one of our very best friends ever. We have so many fond memories of and with him.
    He liked to have good time but was devoted to your mom & his sons. He was the kind of person you never forget.
    Sorry we can make the Memorial, but you will be in our thoughts.
    Clarence & Gloria Gound

  13. We’re so sorry for your loss, Taki. I didn’t know your dad other than to know you thought a lot of him and will miss him. You have our sincere sympathy.

  14. To the Dallis family:
    You are in my prayers as you grieve the loss of Tommy. I will remember him in the Eucharist at the altar of the Lord. May your faith in eternal life in union with Christ sustain you in your time of mourning.

  15. To you and your family… I was Blessed with the opportunity to meet your father because of God’s Grace and I’m so thankful. He was very loving I’m great full for that. I thank you guys for opening your hearts and any allowing me to be apart of his life. He will truly be missed.. You and your family have my sincere sympathy.

  16. Just heard the news Dallis Family,

    Tommy and my father were so close and you’ll were so kind after my father passed to us. You’ll held such a wonderful reception in honor of my father and it will never be forgotten. I look forward to seeing my dads seat at the restaurant and makes me feel good knowing how much my father was loved. My deepest condolences. Tommy was a funny man and we have so many great stories about him. My thoughts and prayers go out during this sad time. Peace be with the family.

    Jinny Browne

  17. My brother in law, Tommy, was such a blessing to our family. I can almost hear Mary singing “Mini Man, My Mini Man”. He was always the person who would take time out of his busy life to make sure I was taken care of when I visited. He always met the plane with a half a dozen of Shipley’s chocolate donuts. I loved hearing their conversations. During my last visit to College Station he asked me to accompany him to the grocery store because he wanted to make sure he got exactly what Mary asked for. As we finished he gave me a thankful look and told me I saved his life. I couldn’t help but laugh as he was serious. He was totally devoted to his family and the older brother to Mary’s five siblings.
    I’m thinking of you all at this time and have so much more I could say with so many memories coming to mind. My heart is right there with you.

  18. Dear Costa and Tiki,
    Jim and I just learned of Tommy’s passing. Oh the many great memories! He was one of a kind and was always so gracious to us. We loved him and share your loss. God Bless you and your families.
    Sheila and Jim Allen

  19. Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing…
    It’s been a long time since the last time my path crossed with his.
    Your dad was always good to me and gave me many opportunities.
    God Bless.


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