Honorable Thomas Rallis

Honorable Thomas John Rallis

1920 - 2019

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Obituary of Honorable Thomas John Rallis

Judge Thomas J. Rallis, age 99,  of Tucson, AZ passed away on October 19, 2019. Born on May 22, 1920 to  John and Sofia Rallis in Diakopto, Greece, he came to the United States through Ellis Island in 1936. He attended Colorado College and Denver University where he received bachelors and masters degrees in Business. He Served in world war II and was stationed in Augsburg, Germany.  He moved to Tucson in 1949 where he owned and operated several popular restaurants. Tom was involved in politics and a community leader. He served as a City Council Member, Pima County Justice of the Peace, the City of South Tucson Chief Magistrate and Pima County board of Supervisor. He was an active member of the Sabbar Shrine, Pima County Republican Club, optimist club, member of the Tucson Chamber of Commerce and  President of The restaurant association. He was President of the St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church a  life- long member of the AHEPA. 

 

Tom always had the ability to empathize with the people of the community.  No one who met Tom Rallis forgot his passion for his fellow man. He reached out to those that needed help. He was known as the man who could tell a great story.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Mary, their son John, Nydia and their daughter Kleo. His daughter Amanda and her children Kristen, Joe and adam. Her grandchildren James, jackson and Anson. His daughter Barbara.  His sister Katherine and her children Jim and Sophia and many nephews and nieces.

 

Trisagion Service will be held on October 22, 2019 from 6-8pm. 

 

Funeral Service will be October 23, 2019 at 10:30am. Both services are to be held at St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church.

 

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund. 

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Tuesday
22
October

Trisagion Service

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
1145 E Fort Lowell Road
Tucson, Arizona, United States
520-888-0505
Wednesday
23
October

Funeral Service

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
1145 E Fort Lowell Road
Tucson, Arizona, United States
520-888-0505
Wednesday
23
October

Concluding Service with Military Honors

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Evergreen Cemetery
3015 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, Arizona, United States
5202574831