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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