Michael C. Roustemis, age 92, passed away on November 16, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Angeline for 41 years. Together they raised two wonderful children, Christos and Patricia (William) Cardasis. Cherished Papou to Michael, Panayiota, Stavros, Pano, Tino, and Evangelia. Michael was born and raised in Korinthos, Greece where he was instilled with strong family values of love and faith. He traveled the world as a Chief Engineer in the Greek Merchant Marine before settling down with his loving wife Angeline to raise a family and pursue The American Dream.
Through hard work and perseverance he became a successful and respected business man who, in partnership with his wife, made a wonderful life in the United States while maintaining his pride in his homeland. He continued to support his extensive family, friends and community in Greece throughout his life. During his retirement he was able to enjoy the fruits of his labor spending summers in Greece and winters in Florida. Michael was a charismatic, gregarious and benevolent man. He loved a to laugh and joke and enjoyed hosting gatherings of friends and family often. The Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in St. Clair Shores, MI was just one of the loving and supportive communities Michael was a part of from the time he arrived in the United States. He was generous with his time, treasure and talents, touching and enhancing the lives of many beyond his family. He was truly larger than life. As his grandkids liked to say, “He was the youngest old guy I ever knew!” While those who knew and loved him here on earth will feel a deep sense of loss, we are grateful to know he is now reunited with his beloved Angie and so many of his dear family and friends who passed before him.
Michael will lie in state on Saturday at 10 AM until the time of the funeral service at 11 AM at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 21800 Marter Rd, St Clair Shores, MI 48080. A private interment will take place at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would request you consider honoring Michael by making a donation to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church or charity of your choice.
August 23, 1928 - November 16, 202008/23/192811/16/2020
Michael C Roustemis
5 Trees have been planted in memory of Michael Roustemis.