Thomas D. Zoidis, a former municipal finance professional in Philadelphia, died on July 27. He was 84.

A son of Albanian immigrants, Mr. Zoidis grew up working in his family's restaurant in Bangor, Maine. He was a graduate of the School of Hotel Management of Cornell University and later served in the U.S. Army.

He received an MBA from the Wharton School in Philadelphia, and began a 40-year career in public finance.

Thomas D. Zoidis
Thomas D. Zoidis

At Butcher & Sherrerd his work helped to fund schools, universities, hospitals, nursing homes and water systems.

He rose to become the President of Butcher & Singer and Vice Chairman of Wheat First Butcher & Singer. He retired in 1995. Many accomplished and notable business people in the Philadelphia area received their start under his guidance and training.

Mr. Zoidis is survived by his daughter, Jane Zoidis Quinn of Short Hills, N.J.; sons, Greg of Minneapolis, Minn., Paul of Westfield, N.J., and Mark of Berkeley, Calif.; and 9 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Katherine, brother William, and parents Dorothy and Paul.

Visitation will be held for family and friends on Thursday, from 5 p.m. -8 p.m. at Craft/Givnish of Abington, 1801 Old York Road, Abington, Pa., 19001.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Johns Chrysostom Albanian Orthodox Church, at 237 N. 17th Street in Philadelphia, where funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m..

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