The Recorder

Olga Goussis

October 4, 2017

Mrs. Olga Goussis, 88, formerly of Christman Place, Amsterdam, died peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Born in Militsa Kastoria, Greece, on Aug. 15, 1929, she was the daughter of the late John and Clare Zias.

Olga immigrated to the United States in 1947. On Dec. 13, 1947, she was united in marriage to Augustus “Gus” K. Goussis. Together for 45 years, they owned and operated Furs by Gus on Market Street in Amsterdam. She was an active parishioner of St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church in Schenectady for many years. Olga was also a member of the Lions Club, The Eastern Star and St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors include her son, William Goussis and his wife Constance of Albany, N.Y.; two granddaughters, Katherine Uluski and her husband, Derek, and Krystina Didio and her husband, Andrew; and four great-grandchildren, Westley, Theodore, Cecilia and Will.

A Graveside Service of Remembrance will take place on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at 2 p.m. in Fairview Cemetery, Amsterdam, N.Y., with the Rev. Sean Govostes officiating. Calling hours for relatives and friends will be held on Friday evening from 5 until 7p.m. at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, 427 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, NY 12010.  Please visit the online memorial at