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Lewis Thomas Koravos

Lewis Thomas Koravos peacefully passed on September 2nd, 2023, surrounded by his loving family in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Lewis was born on July 15, 1948, in Lowell Massachusetts to the late Thomas and the late Stella (Martakos) Koravos. Lewis and his sister, Olivia, grew up in Andover, Massachusetts helping at the family business, Ford’s Coffee Shop and Lewis quarterbacking for the Andover High School Football Team.

After graduating in the class of 1967, Lewis threw himself into the social movements and music scene of the late 60s - witnessing some of the seminal rock performances of Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin and the Holding Company, Jefferson Airplane and culminating in Woodstock 1969.

Lewis moved to Lake Forest, Illinois following his marriage to Ann Strenger in 1970 and entered the Strenger family plumbing and heating business and its offshoot, Perfection Equipment. He travelled to every state in the Union and extensively through Latin America and the Middle East with Perfection.

Lewis met Lori LeNoble in 1980 and they were married from 1986 to 1991. They lived together in Knollwood, Illinois, travelling and spending time in Florida while Lewis continued working for Perfection and Lori in the film industry. Facilitated by Lori, Lewis famously played a paramedic alongside Chuck Norris in the film Code of Silence.

Latterly, Lewis gave himself up to his love of cars and started North Shore 41 Auto Sales followed by Best Buy Auto in North Chicago, which he ran until 2018. For several years Lewis and his daughters ran an eventful, seasonal fireworks stand as an ingenious way to put his youngest daughter through college.

In 1997 Lewis met Debra Richardson and they resided together in Wadsworth, Illinois. Debra’s son, Dallas Richardson, was his solid carer and companion through the final months of his life.

To everyone who knew Lewis, they may remember him as Lewe or Lou or Louie. Many remember him as charismatic and a larger-than-life character who endeared himself to everyone. He embraced people from all walks of life and was a committed part of AA for over 30 years sponsoring over 100 people, helping make sure they had a friend and someone on their side. He was incredibly forgiving and regularly voiced that everyone deserved happiness despite their flaws and mistakes in life.

Lewis was a much loved and now a sorely missed member of the Koravos Family, the Sintros Family, the Strenger Family, the LeNoble Family and the Richardson Family.

He is survived by his three children Jessica Koravos, Elizabeth Koravos, Brendan Koravos and his five grandchildren Alexander O’Donovan, Scarlett O’Donovan, Olympia Koravos Jokat , Zachery and Sofia Koravos and his great grandchild Aubrie Koravos. He is also survived by sister Olivia Sintros and brother-in-law Spiros Sintros and his nephews Michael, Steven and Christopher Sintros and their families as well as by his Aunt Mary Koravos and many cousins.

Relatives and friends may attend his Visitation on Monday September 18, 2023, at the TRANSFIGURATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, 25 FR. JOHN SARANTOS WAY in LOWELL from 9:30 to 10:45 A.M. followed by his Funeral Service in the Church at 11 o’clock. Burial to follow at the West Parish Cemetery in Andover. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his name to the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.





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