Checheris, Thomas, 64, of Edina, MN, passed away surrounded by his loving family on July 20th. Tom was born in Minneapolis and was immensely proud of his Greek heritage. He was an award-winning photographer and artist, a 30+ year Sunday School teacher, and served as President of the Resident Council at Sholom Home West. Preceded in death by his parents, John & Eugenia. Survived by beloved wife of 42 years, Vickie; Daughters Marea (Nathan) Anderson, Anastacia (Erik) Lindholm; Siblings Vangie Nicklow (Mark Brattvet), Angela (Chris) Dillon, Leonidas (Kristine) Checheris; Grandchildren Thomas, Nikolas, Michael, Olivia, & Lukas; the Patronas family; & many cousins, nephews, nieces, and Godchildren. Visitation: ST. MARY’S GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH (3450 Irving Ave. S., Mpls.) Wed, July 26, 5-7 pm, with Trisagion prayers at 6 pm. Funeral: Thurs, July 27, 12pm, also at the church. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the family to be distributed among Tom’s favorite organizations.