NORWICH – Gus's Steakhouse and Sports Lounge Owner Gus Stamatatos passed away on Wednesday, leaving his wife and children to continue his legacy and celebrate his life.
Gus's wife, Maria Stamatatos, and their children, Alexandra Stamatatos and Kosta Stamatatos, are welcoming the whole community to come celebrate Gus's life from 1 to 4 p.m. this Sunday at Gus's Steakhouse. Food and spirits will be served as part of the celebration.
“Everyone is invited. It's a time to celebrate instead of mourn. Gus was all about the community, which is why I want everyone to come share with us on this day,” said Maria.
The restaurant owner had been battling leukemia for two years when he passed away. Maria said even though Gus lost his battle with leukemia, she hopes people – when given the chance – take part in the fight against “this horrible disease.”
Gus was 59 years old, born on Feb. 16, 1955 in Greece. He moved with his family to America at age 14 and started working in the restaurant business, which he never left. Gus was a chef for more than 40 years – most of his life – and enjoyed sharing his cooking with others.