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George Koukos
  • 58 years old
  • Date of birth: May 12, 1957
  • Place of birth:
    Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 19, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Toms River, New Jersey, United States
Let the memory of George be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, George Koukos, 58, born on May 12, 1957 and passed away on November 19, 2015. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Laura Koukos on 19th October 2016

"11 months ago today..  This has been what seems like the longest 11 months .   Nothing seems to be in place any longer without you around.  Your wisdom, your laughter, your smile, and you are missed everyday.   Not a day goes by that you are not thought about.  
Miss you today just as much as yesterday.   Love Laurie."

This tribute was added by Ann Koukos on 12th September 2016

"It is September 12,2016, I miss you.  There is less than three months until it is one year you are gone.  How could that be?  You were here beside me for 34 years and it seemed like a few minutes, you are gone for less than a year and it seems like an eternity.  In fact, it is an eternity.

He made it, Ian is almost 18, we both so hoped and prayed we would be able to give him a strong foundation, but we knew with our age our time could be cut short.  You fought everyday to be here for him, not for yourself, but for him.  You would be proud.  It hasn't been easy for him the last few weeks with me in the hospital for such a long time, but he has proven to be the man you and I saw in that little boy. You loved him so, you live on through him in so many ways.  Thank you for leaving a part of you in him, I see it in his need to take care of your "Annie", in his loving ways and his love of home.

There is a new grandson about, oh my God would you be ticked with him.  He can do the one eyebrow and is a little bit away from taking off for his first walk.  I promise to keep you in his life.  His smile could light up a room, he is one happy camper.  

I know you wanted to take your final rest knowing both boys were secure, sleep well my love, mission accomplished.  

Good Night my love,"

This tribute was added by Laura Koukos on 12th May 2016

"Happy Birthday Dad... today I will send you a balloon and light a candle for your birthday... you a missed.. Love Laurie.  

Forever in my heart...your daughter...."

This tribute was added by Ann Koukos on 9th May 2016

"Happy May, the month that you celebrated all year because it was your birthday and Mother's Day.  You were born on Mother's Day, twice the reason to celebrate.  This year, as your birthday approaches, I will quietly let  the day pass. Where is  the boy who was born on May 12,1957 who became the man I spent a lifetime with How could a wonderful son, husband, father, friend be so quickly swept away?  I know all the common comfort sayings, "he is with you, he is in a better place, etc."  Nothing could comfort me, except, seeing your smiling face at a baseball game, seeing you with those crazy glasses on top of your head when your editing something for Laura or  having a "music" conversation with Joe.  Certainly nothing could replace the touch of your hand.  Miss you, but grateful for the life we shared."

This tribute was added by Laura Koukos on 8th May 2016

"It is Mothers Day 2016 and  know that your absence has impacted our lives in so many ways that I guess I never realized.  Miss you today just as much as yesterday.  Know that you are missed and never forgotten.  I love and miss you dad... Watch over us.     Love Laurie..."

This tribute was added by Laura Koukos on 22nd March 2016

"Today like every other day you were on my mind     I found myself writing something and wishing you were here to review it corrected and help me with it like you've done so many times in the past    It's funny how you realize what you rely on someone for after the fact something so simple in life you take for such granted     Missing you today like every day"

This tribute was added by Ann Koukos on 20th February 2016

"It has been an eternity since I laughed with you,  cuddled up, watched a movie or talked.  I miss my friend, love and companion.   Being with you made everyday one to look forward to living. There wasn't a minute either of us took it for granted.
Our new grandson is just beautiful, I will keep your memory alive with him.  You would be so proud of the family we built together, unique yes, but terrific.  My brother and Nicki have been so kind and generous, I can't thank them enough.  Oh and "the boys" are remembering you often with cigars and a good laugh.  Each becoming quite a man.

We made a final promise to each other that I will finally  be able to fulfill very soon.

With each new morning I have to remind myself that you are not here, in that moment my heart breaks again.  Life is good, but not complete without you."

This tribute was added by Laura Koukos on 19th February 2016

"Three months have passed already and time as they say is supposed "help heal wounds".. Time feels like it is standing still.  The only peace I have personally gained from this is knowing that your are pain free and are watching over us as you always have.  Your presence in our family will never be forgotten and time will never take away the special husband, father, grandfather, friend, that you were.  You were my hero in so many ways....thank you for the loving family you helped create and the foundation you and mom built for all of us - FOREVER MISSED    Love Laurie...."

This tribute was added by Ann Koukos on 19th January 2016

"As the years went on we simply gave each other a warm hug on holidays and anniversaries, what we were to each other said it all.  It wasn't because we cared less, but because we cared more deeply than gifts or cards could possibly say.  It is two months today that your loving voice was silenced and your warm comforting hugs left me.  It can not be called an anniversary.  It is just a mark of time,  I miss you.  

I know you are with me in spirit, I am selfish, I miss you with me in person,  You always made every milestone in our family special.  

You would have had some witty remarks about the newest milestones, Reids first snow, Ian driving and him and Nick playing Words with Friends!!!

You are in my thoughts, prayers every minute of every day.  I will always miss my buddy."

This tribute was added by Laura Koukos on 19th January 2016

"It is hard to believe that two months have already  gone by since we've  had to say goodbye to you.   Life just doesn't seem the same nor do I think it never well however we are all trying to find a way to make life in your absence manageable    We are all noticing not that we didn't before how much you impacted all of our lives and On what level      You were an amazing dad with amazing wisdom and I can honestly say I have already noticed in two months how much I miss the amazing advice you would've given me.    You are greatly missed and never forgotten and with love Laurie"

This tribute was added by Ann Koukos on 11th January 2016

"Just miss you.  It has been almost two months since you passed, nothing has changed but everything is different.  The life and love we shared is not lessened by time or distance.  It simply remains the thread that binds us.  Family was everything to you.

Reid Danger Koukos came into this world just before Christmas, he is beautiful, healthy and a joy. He will know you through us and love you as we do.

Love, Me"

This tribute was added by Laura Koukos on 20th December 2015

"It has been a month yesterday since you earned your wings.  Know that you are missed and loved.   I lay this flower in your honor.  I love and miss you everyday.    Love Laurie..."

This tribute was added by richard archer on 1st December 2015

"George was a great friend. He always had a good joke or story to cheer you up when you were down. He when tremendously supportive of any endeavor you  undertook. He was a voracious reader whom completed the Times crossword every day when feeling well. He knew every television show and movie that was out and would make recommendations that proved how well he knew what you liked. He introduced me to so many people that I now call my friend that I cant count the good me did for me in my life  I will miss him"

This tribute was added by Patricia Coon on 30th November 2015

"To Ann and family
Bill and I are so sorry for your loss. George was a warm and friendly person who loved his wife and family.  You have our deepest sympathy."

This tribute was added by Brian Hector on 30th November 2015

"I was heartbroken to hear of my old buddy through college and beyond. My deepest sympathies to the family. I've shared some pictures of the George I knew; always a character, always a friend."

This tribute was added by Kevin Stankowitz on 30th November 2015

"To Ann, Laura and the entire Koukos family -

I am so sad to hear of George's passing.  He was always such a warm and friendly guy.  I saved and still have some of his comics as well as a list of things to guide a lawyer through life and work, which I have referred to over the years.  My deepest sympathies - Kevin"

This tribute was added by Jerry Dasti on 30th November 2015


I just heard of George passing.  What a wonderful, sweet man, and a fine attorney.   Thinking of George brings me back to the old "Forked River days".  He was a wonderful guy and will be missed by all of us.   God bless   Jerry"

This tribute was added by philip addalli on 29th November 2015

"Our condolences go out to Ann and Ian and the Koukos family, We are very sadened to hear of George's passing. We first met George at my sons baseball game we had great conversations with him , He was a funny guy and a pleasure to be around . He truly had a positive effect on my sons life George treated nick like family . Nick truly enjoyed his time spend with George. He will truly be missed by NIck and also the Addalli family , May he rest in eternal peace"

This tribute was added by Vinny Della Volla on 27th November 2015

"We would like to send our condonelces to Ann and family  George was a great guy to share a story or a laugh with  we ocasciaally talked about the Italian foods we liked or even enjoy a cigar together  I was saddened when I heard George had passed  rest in peace George you will be missed.   Anthony Della volla"

This tribute was added by Ann Koukos on 26th November 2015

"Family was everything to you.  When the kids were young we had set times for holiday dinners.  Time passed and they were adults.  You made such an easy transition, understanding that they had to balance time with us and others.  Once they were adults our home became an open house on every holiday so that our children and their friends could feel comfortable stopping in for the full  holiday feast or just dropping by for a visit.  You were always ready for a conversation with each keeping up on whatever they were interested at the time.  Any subject, any time, you were ready.  The TV viewing was custom tailored for each  visitors interest as was any music.  Of course, one rule did not change, no Christmas music until Thanksgiving day.

Making them smile was your greatest joy. There was nothing  better then the sound of the laughter between you and them.

We will all be together today, as you would have wanted it.  I will miss the sound of your voice and the loving smile you would give me quietly telling me how much you loved our family.  I will always feel the warm of the smile that needed no words.  

I am thankful for each and every minute of every day we spent together over the last  32 years."

This tribute was added by Laura Koukos on 26th November 2015

"Happy Thanksgiving... Without you watching the Thanksgiving Parade it hardly will seem the same.   My sausage stuffing really doesn't seem to be even worth the troubles.  I can seem the smile on your face just waiting to dig right into it... Holidays without you are going to be rough just like any other day.. You were a blessing Dad...  Happy Thanksgiving... We will be honoring you today and be thankful for being blessed for the sime be afforded having you in our lives... Forever in our hearts... Love Laurie....."

This tribute was added by Richard Lorenzo on 25th November 2015

"George was my public defender trial partner for several years, where we became close friends.  He was blessed with the gift of being charismatic and a good listener.  The type of person who you could confide in, and no matter how much time passed since you last spoke, you could always reconnect like it was just yesterday. I'm sure that he made you feel this away about him because of the way he lived his life.  Always conscientious about others and ready to lend a helping hand, or a good ear.  He lived his life in service of others and I'm sure there are a lot of people who are very thankful for his help and service in getting their lives back on track.  He drew a cartoon of me that my mom still has hanging in a frame in her house, and I still have one of his Adnauseum cartoon T-shirts.  I was hopeful that when he moved to Florida, we could reconnect but unfortunately he passed too soon, and I'm saddened that now I will not have that chance.  I will always have George in my memories and the good times that we had together, and the wisdom that he imparted.  My deepest condolences to Ann and your family for your loss, and I pray that you find peace in knowing that George is in the presence of the Lord and in his infinite glory, mercy, and peace.  
Love Richard Lorenzo & family."

This tribute was added by Mercedes DeRogatis on 25th November 2015

"We were deeply saddened by the news of Geoge's passing. My husband Claude and I were coworkers of George. We both have such fond memories of our friends George and Ann at our wedding. As well as, so many fun memories of times shared with  George and Ann over a good meal just laughing and comparing war stories. He was a true family man and an excellent litigator. We will never forget his quick witty personality and artistic ability. May he be rewarded with eternal rest, peace and light. Sending love, prayers and support to Ann and the family."

This tribute was added by Bill VanSchoick on 23rd November 2015

"George will always be remembered as being extremely bright and always having a sense of humor with a quick wit. He was a movie buff and an excellent artist too. I still have one of his cartoons he drew for me when I coached his son In Little League. George is the one who convinced me to get an iTunes account. He had great taste in music. What a fantastic human being and friend. I am a better person having known him and my family would like to express our condolences to the entire Koukos Family. George will be sorely missed and in our hearts forever."

This tribute was added by Claire Calinda on 23rd November 2015

"George was a wonderful, kind and loving man.  I met him over 30 years ago and looked forward to seeing him in the Courthouse.  He was an excellent attorney, wonderful husband and great father and he will missed by all who knew him.  We have been playing Words with Friends for a long time and i could never win a game,  The one time I was winning he had a problem with his phone (or so he said) and we and to start all over."

This tribute was added by Darlene Scheiderman on 23rd November 2015

"I was deeply saddened to hear of George's passing.  He was always a gentleman who had great compassion for the down-trodden. An excellent attorney who saved many young men and women. I have known George in the Courthouse community for 20 or more years, and we spent many hours together on the Citta Team, and Drug Court.  Thank you for your service and for caring!  You will be missed - Rest in Peace, George! Prayers & Condolences to your Family"

This tribute was added by Scott Frey on 23rd November 2015

"Thank you George for the laughs, Facebook posts, and your humanity. Your easy going personality draw people to you. You are truly one of a kind. Gone but never forgotten. Good bye my friend."

This tribute was added by John Stutski on 23rd November 2015

"A real friend who always had a kind word or two.
He seemed to always have a smile on his face.

After knowing him for over 30 years I can say that he was a good attorney and a quality person who will be missed by me and many more."

This tribute was added by Dan Desmond on 22nd November 2015

"George was a great lawyer, Public Defender and family man.  Always a gentleman in the 30 years I've known him."

This tribute was added by Laura Koukos on 21st November 2015

You will be forever missed.  The fairytale life that you and mom had was an inspiration   If the world could have what you both built together the world would be a better place.  Our family (village) is strong, creative, loving, supportive, hard working, educated, etc. and both you and mom made sure all of us knew the importance of each family value.  Thank you for being a wonderful father, friend, husband, grandfather.   There are no words that can be said that will justify how much you will be missed.  I love you and miss you.    Love Laurie."

This tribute was added by Ann Koukos on 20th November 2015

"My heart is broken, tears will not mend it and time will not heal it.

George was a son who was deeply loved, a treasured father and grandfather  who never hesitated to put his children before himself, a devoted attorney, and a trusted friend.  For me he was simply "the love of my life."

His love knew no bounds, it was unconditional and enduring.  

He could always make me laugh.  I never won an argument in the 34 years we were together, but it didn't matter, it was just fun listening to him present his case.   We never went to bed mad or felt anger towards each other. We easily spent adventurous times and quiet times together.  It didn't matter, all that mattered was being together.

Life will be different for me now, there will always be a void, however, I am thankful and blessed for the time we had together.  No amount of time would have been enough.  

With him in my heart I will do what he wanted more than anything, to love and protect our family."

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