Athanasios Loukas, 64, was restaurant owner

October 31, 1991

Athanasios Loukas, a retired restaurant owner, died of cancer yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 64 and lived on South Newkirk Street.

Services for Mr. Loukas will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 520 S. Ponca St.

Known as "Tom," he retired in 1986 from the Corner Dinette onEastern Avenue, which he had owned since 1959. For three years before that, he owned Tom's Lunch on South Wolfe Street.

A native of Agios Loukas on the island of Evia in Greece, he came to this country in 1946 and attended night classes at Patterson Park High School.

Before entering the restaurant business, he worked at the GeneralMotors Corp. plant on Broening Highway.

He is survived by his wife, the former Kiki Kaplanges; two sons, Gus Loukas and Jimmy Loukas of Baltimore; two daughters, Kathy Handakas and Denise Damalas of Baltimore; a sister, Anna Skarlis of Agios Loukas; and seven grandchildren.

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