March 24, 1919 ~ September 4, 2021

Born in: Greece
Resided in: Palos Verdes Estates, California

Thomas (Tom) Anastassiou, 102, of Palos Verdes Estates, California, passed away on September 4th.  Tom was predeceased by his wife, Jennie; they were married for 58 years.

Tom was born in Greece and immigrated with his family to the United States in the 1920s.  He served in the United States Army during World War II and received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service.  Tom spent 29 years as an educator at South Gate High School.

Tom is survived by his three sons — Peter (Sally, wife), Jim, and Tom Jr. — and his four grandchildren – Nicholas (Veronica, wife), Haley, Jennie, and Tommy.

Services will be held on Friday, September 17th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1324 Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90006.

The family kindly requests that those persons wishing to attend the funeral be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine or have a negative test result for COVID-19 within 24 hours of the funeral.


Service: September 17, 2021 11:00 am

St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Cathedral
1324 S. Normandie
Los Angeles, CA 90002


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  1. candle 4Mr. Anastassiou, Thank you for the love you showed me throughout my life. Some of my most cherished childhood memories are playing at your house. The warm greeting you and Mrs Anastassiou gave me when I walked in the door is a feeling of love that is still with me to this day. I loved your stories and your wisdom that you shared with me over the years. I was truly blessed to have had you and your family as an important part of my childhood.
    To Tommy, Jimmy and Peter, I am so sorry for your loss. You were blessed to have such amazing parents and I am comforted to know that they are together once again.

  2. candle 1Mr. A. you were always there for all us students at South Gate High. You were always very helpful when I worked in the office. Have very fond memories of you and fell blessed to have known you. My deepest sympathy to the family.
    Sophie Garsvo (Morawek) class of 1972.

  3. candle 7Our thoughts, prayers and love to the entire family. May you find comfort in the love you share, the memories you hold and the loved ones that surround you.


  4. candle 7Remember you very fondly – Loving prayers and thoughts to your family. From one of the graduating class of Summer 1961.

  5. candle 2Mr A you were an amazing role model. Always kind and caring ❤. May you rest in peace your with your beautiful wife. May God bless your family and give them peace, love and endurance to deal with the loss of a wonderful man. Karen Cope class of 66.

  6. I was sad to read of the passing of your father. he and your mother were always very kind to me during and after our days at South Gate HS. I wish I could attend your dads services but sadly I am not physically able, Blessings !
    George Patton

  7. We send our thoughts and prayers hearing of your father, Tom, passing and have fond memories of your mother, Jenny, and wish to send our sympathies to a loving family and remember Tom Jr. who we shared youthful years with our son, Derek. Blessings to the legacy of family with grandchildren and many accomplishments of this endearing family. Dr. Don & Marlene Okada

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