Michael N. Gonatos, 80, of Clearwater, Fla., born in Tarpon Springs, passed away on March 1, 2018. Michael graduated from Clearwater High School in 1955 with the honor of being chosen “Most Talented”. He graduated from the Citadel in 1959 where he played the “Revelle” every morning to his fellow cadets. He played the trumpet for the Florida Orchestra. Music was a great love for him. Deciding to move on, he went on to work for Bordens Dairy Company, then on to banking. He lived in Leesburg, FL and became president of the Lake County Bank. He was a founding member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. He is predeceased by children, Celia Gonatos Mosley and Nicholas Gonatos. He leaves behind his daughter, Olympia (Al) Lopez; grandchildren, sisters, Magdaline Milo and Maria Fellios; and brother, Jim Gonatos. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6 at Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs with Trisagion at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 7 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

Posted in: Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home & Crematory

Posted on: 2018-03-05

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