Andrew P. Cokinos, 85, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at Ridgewood Retirement Center.
He was born in Beaumont, Texas on September 1, 1921, son of Peter D. and Elizabeth Cokinos. A 1938 graduate from Beaumont High School, he graduated from Texas A&M Class of 1944. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the United States Army during World War II, and served as an Instructor at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Andrew was a retired Chief Federal Probation Officer with twenty-nine years of service, to the Federal Court of Judge Joe J. Fisher. A tireless public servant, he served on the Beaumont City Council for twenty-one years, including service as Mayor Pro-Tem. An avid sports fan, Andrew had coached in the Pony League, and was a Diamond Ag member of the Beaumont A&M Club.
Survivors include his brothers, General Mike P. Cokinos and his wife Katherine and Jimmie P. Cokinos and his wife Bonnie all of Beaumont; sister, Helen Fostinis of Modesto, California; sister-in-law, Lula Pelias Cokinos of Beaumont; and numerous nieces and nephews. His brother, Geneos “Pete” Cokinos; and his parents preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2007 at St. Michael’s Orthodox Christian Church with Reverend Michael Pavez presiding. Interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin, Beaumont. A Trisagion will be 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2007 at the Mortuary.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Ridgewood Retirement Center and Quality Care for all their care and attention to Andrew over the past year and a half.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to St. Michael’s Christian Church, 680 North 15th Street, Beaumont, Texas77702.