Gus Vlahavas


Age: 76

Summary: owner of Tom's Restaurant in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, New York that was founded as an ice cream shop by his Greek immigrant grandfather in 1936 and named after Gus's father, whose loyalty to Tom's remained strong as blacks from the American South and the Caribbean replaced the Irish, Italian, and Jewish immigrants of the neighborhood over the years and local people formed a human chain to protect Tom's when rioting erupted during the blackout of 1965.

Cause of Death: Respiratory complications

Born: October 24, 1938

Died: November 4, 2014

New York City, New York