Mr. Gus John Tassos

  • Died: January 23, 2016
  • Location: Saint Louis, Missouri

Ambruster Chapel Funeral Home & Cremation

6633 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

Tel. (314) 863-1300

Tribute & Message From The Family

Gus "Bravo Me" Tassos, 88, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2016. He is survived by his daughter Angelic, son John, sister Panagiota Chronopoulos, niece Sophia Chronopoulos, great nephew Terry (Carrie) Tsalamandris, great niece Stephanie Chronopoulos and great great nephew Anson Tsalamandris.
A Greek immigrant, Gus recently retired from Michael's Bar & Grill after twenty years. His extensive experience in the St. Louis hospitality industry began in 1952 and include Chase Park Plaza, 71 Club, Essex House, and former owner of the retail grocery, Athenian Greek Imports. He also served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Services: Wednesday, January 27th Visitation will be from 8 – 11 a.m., Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 4967 Forest Park, 63108. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to or

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Michael's is our favorite restaurant and Gus was always there to greet us with a friendly smile and a handshake. He always asked if everything was going well, and always had a piece of candy for our daughter when we left. He will be sorely missed. May the angels come to greet him and may he rest in peace until we meet again. Our condolences to his family, friends and co-workers.

Posted by James Hooper - O'Fallon, IL - Acquaintance   February 02, 2016

We just learned of Gus's passing. We're so sorry to hear this and will miss him at Michael's. He was always there to great us and to say goodnight. What a delightful man Gus was. We also know his son, John and hope that he is doing good.

Posted by Maureen and Randy - St. Lous, MO   February 01, 2016

I am a long time patron of Michael's Bar & Restaurant, Gus was always there to greet everyone, he truly will be missed. I am sure that he is in heaven welcoming everyone there as well.

Marsha and Mike Whitlow

Posted by Marsha Whitlow - St Louis - Friend   January 29, 2016

We are so sorry to hear about Gus passing. He was a kind hearted man. Always had a smile on his face. We are going to miss him at Michaels Bar and Grill. Our deepest sympathy. Much Love.

Chris and Nancy Nackley

Posted by Nancy Nackley - Saint Louis, MO   January 28, 2016

Nota and Sophia

Costa was one of a kind. Humorous, fun loving and quietly intelligent. Gus could hear a deck of cards shuffle from a mile away. He was the kind of guy you don't forget and they ain't making anymore of them.

May His Memory Be Internal

Posted by byron Smyrniotis - st.louis, MO   January 27, 2016

I have so many memories I dint even know where to begin. We have been together almost everyday for 20 years. I loved him dearly and am gonna miss him more them these words will ever explain. He added much life and character to Michaels and was a joy to be around..BRAVO GOSTA! I LOVE YOU AND I MISS YOU ALREADY

Posted by Dawn Lamb - st. louis, MO - Friend and coworker   January 26, 2016

What a good man. Gus will be sorely missed.

Posted by Patty Nouraie - Maplewood, MO   January 26, 2016

As long time diners at Michael's Restaurant, we developed a genuine affection for Gus. He always greeted us with a smile and a warm handshake. Gus was the face of Michael's to new and old customers through the years.

Gus will be greatly missed. No one can take his place. May God grant him eternal rest.

George & Ann Kerry

Posted by A friend   January 26, 2016

Posted by George Kerry - St. Louis, MO   January 26, 2016

As long-term patrons of Michael's Restaurant, we developed a sincere affection for Gus. He was the face of Michael's - always smiling and always welcoming. Gus will be deeply missed, and dining at Michael's will never be the same.

May God grant Gus eternal rest.

George & Ann Kerry

Posted by A friend   January 26, 2016

The time that I spent with Gus was something funny he had to say. Never seen more hard working man like Gus. It was all about his Family. God Bless you all.
Jimmy O'Brien

Posted by James O'Brein - Ballwin, MO   January 26, 2016

What a good man. Hard working man he was. Funny at that. will be missed by all

Posted by James O'Brein - ballwin, MO   January 26, 2016

Gus was always one of the first person's that you would see every time you walked into Michael's... He will be sadly missed.... Fly with the ANGELS Gus... Rest In Peace

Posted by Tammy Wright-Cooper - Cape Fair (Maplewood), MO   January 26, 2016

He was a great man to me while I was growing up - loved him dearly. Rest is peace

Posted by Deni Donovan - Bloomington, IL   January 26, 2016

As regular customers at Michael's, we will really miss Gus. His friendly greeting, warm smile and interesting conversation was a major part of the Michael's "experience". We will always remember this unique individual. Our condolences go out to his entire family.

Harry and Linda Lesser

Posted by A friend   January 26, 2016