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In Memoriam: George Zouganelis

September 28, 2012
George Zouganelis, who started dealership work in 1953 and later became sole proprietor of a General Motors dealership in Wilmington, died Sept. 16 at age 88.
Mr. Zouganelis served in the U.S. Air Force before working for the Douglass family, who owned Community Motors. He bought Community Oldsmobile-Pontiac in 1967, and added GMC in 1993. The dealership currently operates as Community GMC, under the direction of his sons George Jr. and Peter.
Mr. Zouganelis was a member of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Joliet, and he enjoyed vegetable gardening.
In addition to his sons, survivors include Helen, his wife of 58 years; two grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
Memorials appreciated to Kuzna Care Cottage in Wilmington, (815) 476-2030; and to several Wilmington and Joliet schools and churches.