September 24, 1909 ~ February 1, 2004

Born in: Greece,
Resided in: Weaverville, NC

Thomas P. Simihtsi, 94, of 168 Monticello Road, Weaverville, died Sunday, February 1, 2004. Mr. Simihtsi was born in Thesolynikia, Greece and came to the United States with his family when he was 8 years old. He served in the US Army during WW II. He owned food stores in Brooklyn and Long Island, NY before coming to Asheville in 1950 and operating Tom’s Food Market on Merrimon Avenue from 1950 until 1985. He was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and of the Fraternal Order of Police. He is survived by one daughter, Angela Reese and her husband Alan of Weaverville; one son, Michael Thomas Simihtsi and his wife Sarah Wing Simihtsi of Mt. Airy; four grandchildren, Adam, Joseph, Olivia and Jacob Reese; and a brother Johnny Simihtsi of Montgomery, NY. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Buncombe County Veterans Council at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Fairview Sharon Cemetery with the Rev. C.W. Anthony officiating.

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  1. I wll always remember Mr. Tom. My Grandparents used to sell him candy and grocery items when they were in business and I used to go to his store with them on deliveries. When my parents bought the business from my grandparents we continued to sell to Tom and his wife. He was a wonderful friend to me and my family and we shall miss him, God bless him and his family.

  2. Mike and Family , I went to high school with Mike and bought food from his Dads store. I was friends with Becky Harris who was a classmate friend.I work at the hospital here in Asheville and I saw that your father past away.Prayers to your family and confort in this time.My Dad was teacher at UNCA chemistry.May God Bless, Lavanne


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