Thomas A. Lois, MD age 63, passed away unexpectedly on June 7, 2009 at Emory Eastside Medical Center, Snellville, GA. Dr. Lois was born February 13, 1946 to Anna Vlantis Lois and Anthony Lois both deceased - in the Bronx, New York. He is survived by one son Anthony Thomas Lois, a daughter-in-law Shannon Marina Lois, one grandson Alessio Thomas Lois. Anthony and Shannon are expecting a daughter in July who will be named Giada Sharon Lois. Dr. Lois will also be missed by his sister, Catherine Capra who resides in New York with her husband Michael, daughter Michele and son Joseph and his wife Kim with their three children Michael, Jacquelyn and Michele. Dr. Lois is also survived by his niece, Doria and her husband Gus and their four children, Anthony, Joseph, Thomas and Nicolette, and his niece Anna Martakis. Dr. Lois was the first plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Gwinnett County. He established his cosmetic and reconstructive practice in 1980 and enjoyed serving families for nearly three decades. Dr. Lois received his medical degree from New Jersey College of Medicine, completed his residencies in general and plastic surgery at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in New York City and completed fellowship training and research in aesthetic surgery at Newton Wesley Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts in 1978. Dr. Lois was board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Prior to establishing his private practice in Snellville, GA, Dr. Lois was Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Coney Island Medical Center in New York City. His affiliations included: Fellow of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, membership in the Georgia Plastic Surgery Society, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The Southern Medical Association and Forsyth County Medical Association. In 1980 Dr. Lois opened his practice and in the following years created and established The Aesthetic Institute and Estetica Skin and Laser Center in Snellville, GA. His patients loved, respected and trusted him and his peers held him in their highest regard. His successful practice served thousands of patients over the years that included 2nd and 3rd generation families. He was caring, sensitive and genuine in his concerns for his family, patients, staff, and all members of society with whom he came into contact. Dr. Lois resided in Gwinnett County since 1980. Dr. Lois was loved by all who knew him and his gifts to society were innumerable. He will be dearly missed by all, including his beloved cats. A Service Celebrating the Life of Dr. Lois will be Tuesday evening, June 9, 2009 at 7:00 P.M. at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel with Rev. Chuck Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Dr. Lois will be sent to Balsamo Funeral Home, Inc., 3188 Westchester Avenue , Bronx, New York 10461-4506 (718-597-8380) for a Funeral Mass on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. at the Zoodohos Peghe Church (The Greek American Institute). Interment will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY. Those who would like to make a Memorial Gift in Memory of Dr. Thomas A. Lois may do so to Operation Smile, 6435 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23509 or National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), 55 Kenosia Avenue, P.O. Box 1968, Danbury, CT 06813-1968. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200.