Nancy Cosmos, 76 of Dunedin, FL was born March 23, 1945 in Cleveland Ohio, and fell asleep on August 22, 2021 after a brief stay at Suncoast Hospice Care Center. Nancy is survived by her sister, Karen Duffey; nephew, David Arthurs Jr.; nieces Amy (Tim) Coan, Rebecca (Jimmy) Garcia, Elizabeth Cosmos, Karen Cosmos, and Linda Batman, along with many grandnieces and grandnephews.
Those who knew Nancy knew that she dedicated her life to her family and so many dear friends. She had a positive attitude, a kind heart, an infectious smile, and gave the best hugs. Nancy was preceded in death by her loving husband of 22 years, Thomas A. Cosmos and her parents Alma and Gilbert L. Patch. Nancy was always very athletic and loved all sports starting as a young child and even into her retirement. In high school, in the 1950s, Nancy once got to be the kicker on the Upper Arlington, OH high school football team. She graduated high school from Rocky River High in Ohio and then attended college at The Ohio State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work. Golf was always her first love and in college she competed on The OSU Varsity Women’s Golf Team. She was retroactively awarded an athletic letter in golf some 50 years later.
After a brief stint working for the Detroit Social Security office, Nancy decided an office job was not for her. She then began a long and successful career managing and buying for the golf pro shops at Oakland Hills Country Club in Birmingham, MI. There she met the love of her life and future husband, Tom. She then went on to Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, FL and finished her career at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, FL. During her retirement Nancy enjoyed working for Publix Super Market in Customer Service and in the back office. Nancy was a member of the P.G.A., the Florida State Golf Association, and the Ohio State University Alumni Association.
She was an active member of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Tarpon Springs, FL, where she volunteered in the Soup Kitchen. Nancy had great times traveling throughout the U.S. and abroad with her husband Tom and, after he passed, with her many dear girlfriends. She enjoyed watching sports, especially golf, OSU Football and the Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey games. Nancy was a wine connoisseur, master on the grill and expert Call Now (727) 524-9202 - Available 24/7 sous chef to her husband. She enjoyed fine dining, golf outings, playing bridge and canasta and spending time with friends and family. Nancy especially loved visiting her sister, Karen, and the rest of her family for extended periods during the summers and holidays, where many front porch happy hours, games, laughter, puzzling and story-telling occurred.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation in Nancy’s memory to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 17 E. Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689; or to Suncoast Hospice at suncoasthospice.org. The funeral will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Friday, August 27, 2021 at 1:00pm.