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Obituary for James Christ Tompras

James Christ  Tompras
Tompras, James Christ, of Chesterfield, MO, born in St. Louis, MO on 2 April 1936 passed away Saturday, 12 September 2020. Beloved husband of the late Eftihia Tompras (nee Dubis); dear father of Christian D. (Kimberly nee Jackman) Tompras and Anthony D. Tompras, loving Papou (grandfather) of Dimitrios C., Alekzandros C. and Nikodemos C. Tompras. Jim (Mitch/Meecho) was preceded in death by his parents, Christ J. and Elva (nee Arhondoula Saganis) Tompras. He is survived by his siblings: Maria Toscas, Nicholas C. Tompras and George P.C. Tompras.

Jim became the head of his childhood household at the age of seventeen (17) after his father passed away. He operated the family business, Valeteria Cleaners, while attending school and while working his primary job post-graduation. He attended Christian Brother’s College High School (H.S.) in St. Louis, graduating in 1954 as Cadet Colonel.

Jim obtained a Business Degree from Washington University in St. Louis graduating as a Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) in the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Program. Following graduation, he served as Captain in the United States Army Air Defense Command.

Post-military, Jim worked for Rexall Drugs, Anheuser Busch Grant’s Farm Food Division and Crown-Zellerbach.

A member of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church community his entire life, Jim served as Senior Acolyte and Church Board member. Was married to his beloved wife Eftihia at St. Nicholas in 1958 and enjoyed 61 years with her before she passed away in 2019.

Jim loved baseball (especially Cardinals baseball) and was the coordinator of the celebration parade for Lou Brock in 1974 after Brock broke the single season record for stolen bases and Jim ended up in the parade as “Brock’s Biggest Fan”. Jim also enjoyed St. Louis Blues hockey, music, going to Walt Disney World with his grandsons, taking photos and home movies and creating countless hours of family movies to hand down to generations of loved ones.

Funeral service Monday, 21 September 2020, 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (address). Interment St. Matthew Cemetery. Visitation Sunday, 3-8 p.m., Trisagion Service at 4 p.m., at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd. Kirkwood. Memorials can be made to St. Nicholas Church Fund.
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