GAGGOS PETER HARRY 81, died on November 10, 2012 in St. Clair Shores, MI. Peter was born in Detroit on March 24, 1931 to Harry and Chryssa Gaggos. He graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1949, Wayne State University in 1953, and Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (Missouri) in 1957. A son of Greek immigrants, Peter took the lessons taught by his parents and lived a humble life dedicated to serving others. From a young age, Peter and his brothers supported his family by operating newsstands from adolescence to early adulthood in downtown Detroit. After graduating from college and medical school, he returned home in 1957, and began a successful career as a surgeon, and later as a general practitioner, operating a clinic in northwest Detroit for over 35 years. During his 53-year career, he served over 15,000 patients. Dr. Gaggos lived a quiet life dedicated to his practice and family. He was always present in the lives and milestones of his beloved siblings and their families. He had a great interest in history, art, industry and world events. And his lessons in generosity and humility will always be remembered and practiced by his family. He is survived by his siblings James (Mary), Angelo (Sophia deceased), George (Anna), and Mary; six nieces and nephews, William (Carol), Ernest (Eaman), Kristina (Yianni), David (Amy), Christina (Costandinos), and Harry (Irene); and 11 great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 707 E. Lafayette, Detroit, MI on Tuesday November 13. Viewing at 10:30 a.m. and service at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held on Monday November 12 at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Prayer service (Trisagion) at 7:00 p.m. Donations may be sent to The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 707 E. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI, 48226. Light a candle, share a memory at www.verheyden.org
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Dear Gaggos family, George and Anna, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the passing of Dr. Peter. May His Memory Be Eternal. Gia Xenakis & LaRue Highsmith
So sorry for your loss
Oh what a shock I received today when I called the office for an appointment. I can't believe your gone! Your memory will never be forgotton. Over 35 years ago youbrought me through Cancer and because of that you,ve always had a special place in my heart. You will be greatly missed. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family at this time. I know first hand how much grief they must be experiencing. You were one excellent Doctor. You will be greatly missed.8376
The best Doctor anyone could ask for ...... 22 yrs of medical concern for me and my family ....... We are deeply touched and at a loss without him ....... Missing you The Carter Family
DR GAGGOS, WAS TRULY A REMARKABLE MAN. HE WAS MY FAMILY AND MINE FAMILY PHYSICIAN FOR OVER 35 YEARS. HE WILL BE MISSED
Rip Dr . Gaggos, I will miss my kind neighbor, seeing him come into work and saying hello every morning was always a pleasure. God bless.
My heartfelt sympathy to the Gaggos Family. Dr. Gaggos was the best doctor I ever had for many years. He was kind and always showed great concern toward me and my child. He was a rarity, a doctor we could talk with and would always squeeze us in when there was an emergency. We will never forget him.
I just learned of Dr. Gaggos's passing and I'm truely in disbelief. He was one of the greatest physicians. Dr. Gaggos was a great doctor who was trusted and admired.He will deeply be missed. I extend my prayers to his entire family.