Gus Svolis Hospitalized after Stroke


Boardwalk businessman and entrepreneur Constantine “Gus” Svolis has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke this past week. Around lunchtime on Friday, writes his son, Bill Svolis, on Facebook, “my father suffered a stroke, doing what he loves best [at work at his restaurant, Gus & Gus Place].” Svolis was taken to Beebe Hospital and later flown to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia where he is recovering from surgery. “Hopes and prayers would be greatly appreciated,” his son writes. “Thank you!”

Less than a week earlier, Christopher Trahos had taken this photo of his father, Dr. Michael C. Trahos with Gus Svolis, who is his first cousin. Also shown are Svolis’ sons, Bill and George.

Svolis started in Rehoboth Beach during the summer of 1956. Please remember the family in your prayers and share your support on the Gus & Gus Place Facebook page.

Photos courtesy Dr. Michael C. Trahos