George Tzomides, 80, state trooper, Army veteran

August 02, 2004

George Tzomides, a retired Maryland State Police trooper, died Thursday of heart failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 80.

The Kingsville resident was with the state police for 33 years, ending his career in 1980 as a first lieutenant.

Born in Baltimore, he graduated from Patterson High School in 1943.

He served as a private in the Army, mostly in Europe, and received an honorable discharge in 1946, joining the Maryland State Police soon after.

He married Agnes Padousis in 1949, and they lived in the Perry Hall and Kingsville areas. She died in 1985.

For 30 years, they operated The Yardstick Fabrics, which had four locations in the Baltimore area. The stores are no longer in business.

He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, where he participated in the Golden Age Club.

He restored and collected antique cars, and enjoyed the region's antique car shows and parades. For many years, he drove his vehicles in the Kingsville July Fourth parade and at the Towson Festival.

A funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. today at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, at Maryland Avenue and Preston Street, Baltimore.

He is survived by a son, Dr. Thomas G. Tzomides of Ruxton; two daughters, Sandra L. Hondroulis of Towson and Deborah A. Paterakis of Stevenson; a sister, Erma Papadimitriou of Highlandtown; and seven grandchildren.

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