Renowned plastic surgeon and co-founder and former Contact Director and Investor of the Milwaukee Bucks Expansion Basketball Team, George J. Korkos M.D., passed away last week at the age of 89.
Korkos was also a Trustee of the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago.
"Dr. Korkos was an integral part of the National Hellenic Museum and a tireless supporter of our work. He gave generously of his time and treasure and remained an active participant in the strategic planning for the future of the museum. Dr. Korkos was an inspiration to me and was always one to unite our community, celebrate our heritage and celebrate being together," said John P. Calamos, Sr., Chairman of the Board of Trustees, National Hellenic Museum.
"He was a loving father, papou, and husband. He was my dear friend and he will be missed," he added.
The renowned Greek-American had been a member of numerous prestigious medical societies, and was also an experienced academic lecturer and author, who had presented on a variety of plastic and reconstructive surgery topics at meetings of regional and national medical associations.
During his career, Dr. Korkos had earned a number of humanitarian awards, including the Outstanding Distinguished Alumnus Award for the Medical College of Wisconsin. He was also honoured with the prestigious Hellene Award and the Ellis Island Award in New York.
His funeral will take place on Friday, June 4, at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Milwaukee.