Local Businessman and Restaurateur Kimon Zoumas (Kim) passed peacefully on Jan. 7, 2021, to be with the Lord. He was a dedicated husband, brother, father, grandpa, businessman, and friend. He engaged in light-hearted conversation daily with customers, friends, staff, and family; he was well known for his motto, “Don’t worry, be happy!”
Kim was born to Loukas and Kaliopi (née Tsoukalas) Zoumas in Kambia Greece. He immigrated to the USA in 1955. He entered the food and hospitality industry and never looked back. In the early 1970s, he opened the Golden Coach Diner in East Windsor, NJ, with his brothers and brother-in-law. He owned several other restaurants in NJ, until relocating to Lebanon.
In 1998, he became partners in The Hearth Family Restaurant with his brother, Pete, on 2550 W. Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA. In 2012, he became a partner with his nephew in The Manor Restaurant and Lounge, on 300 S. Hershey Rd., Harrisburg. Being in the restaurant business was something he enjoyed, whether it be talking, listening, or just making sure everyone was happy in his diner. He will be greatly missed by all.
Kim is survived by his wife, Pam, his children – daughter, Carole and Joe Suarez, son, Lucas Zoumas, and son, Brook Mcnichol and Kimberly – his brother, Panagiotis(Pete) and Sharon Zoumas, his sister, Anna Tsillionis and Vito, his nine grandchildren, and his 15 nieces and nephews. Kim is predeceased by his parents and his brother, Michael Zoumas.
Viewing hours will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 at Kreamer Funeral Home, 618 Main St., Annville, PA. A Greek Orthodox service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 at 11 a.m, at the Holy Resurrection Church, 120 Weidman St., Lebanon, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church.