Thomas Katsaros, 87, a resident of North Haven since 1971, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Yale-New Haven Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of 43 years to Nancy L. Massa Katsaros. Dr. Katsaros was born in Manhattan, New York on February 21, 1926; son of the late John and Helen Drivas Katsaros; served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army during WW II and was decorated with the Bronze Star; a history educator, he received his B.A. from NYU in 1953; his M.A. in 1956; M.B.A. in 1958; his Ph.D. in 1963 and his Advanced Professor Certificate in 1975. From 1965-2007 was a history professor at the University of New Haven; 1968-1980 was professor of both history and economics; 1980-2007 served as chairman of the History Department; 1968-1978 was director of business research editor for the American Business Review; was Associate Dean of the Business School at UNH from 1984-1995; 1983-2004 was editor of the UNH Press. Dr. Katsaros was a member of the American History Association, American Economics Association, Eastern Economics Association, American Management Association and AAUP. He was the author (with Nathaniel Kaplan) of The Western Mystical Tradition, 1969: The Origins of American Transcendentalism in 1975 (with George Schiro): A Brief History of the Western World, 1978 (with John Teluk): Capitalism: Cooperative Venture 1981 (with Soniro) America and Europe: A Modern History, 1984 and The Development of the Welfare State in The Western World ,1995. Besides his beloved wife, he leaves behind his sister Demetra Katsaros; niece Thalia Kalamaridis; grand-niece Demetra Kalamaridis; nephew Alex Gimourginas and his wife Georgette as well as his grand-nephew Teddy Gimourginas and grand-niece Nicole Gimourginas and his great-great nephew Alex Gimourginas. Predeceased by his sister Georgia Gimourginas.
Family and friends are invited to call at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Sunday from 3 to 6 pm. Funeral services and interment will be privately conducted. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Associaton, 45 Ash Street, East Hartford, CT 06108 or the American Heart Associations, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.