George Tom Peponis, age 62 of Gahanna, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday evening, December 11, 2020.
He was born on December 13th, 1957, in Columbus to Tom George Peponis, D.O. and Laverne Mary Ausbeck Peponis. He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents Anastasia and Nicholas Peponis and Joseph Anthony and Annetta (Jankowski) Ausbeck, and father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Sylvia Johnson.
George loved his family, cooking amazing meals (and shopping for the perfect ingredients), fishing at Hoover Dam, Alum Creek, Lake Erie, and along the Florida coast, and watching the Cleveland Browns.
He was compassionate, loving, and stubborn, with a warm smile and laugh. Never at a loss for words, heʼd let you know what was on his mind and where you stood with him.
To his boys testament, he was an amazing father who taught them the love of fishing and the outdoors. Countless evenings on the boat with his sons created great memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.
A lifelong Central Ohio resident, George was a 1976 graduate of The Columbus Academy and attended Ohio Wesleyan University.
George worked in the insurance industry for 40 years.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Jenifer Johnson Peponis, three sons, Tom (Margaret), George, Jr. (Kari), and Peter; grandsons Tommy and Baker Peponis; brothers, Nicholas Tom Peponis, D.O. (Sharla) of Powell, and Tom George Peponis, Jr., D.O., of Columbus; nephew Jordan, nieces Alexandra and Alaina; aunts, uncles, cousins; sisters- and brothers-in-law Christine Johnson, Mindy (Randy) Rausch, James (Angela) Johnson, and Scott (Pam Harrison) Johnson and their children and grandchildren; and good dog Scarlet.
Per Georgeʼs wishes there will be no services. In remembrance of George, do a good deed, share a laugh or a smile, or call a friend to say you care.
Per Georgeʼs wishes there will be no services.
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