Memory Eternal Nicholas Karloutsos

Nicholas Karloutsos. (Photo courtesy of family)

NEW YORK – Nicholas Karloutsos, 82, of Wilmington, NC peacefully passed away on February 19, 2020. Nick was born in Latzoi Elias, Greece on March 18, 1937; son of the late Very Reverend Father Michael and Presbytera Olga Karloutsos. He is survived by his siblings, Stella Pappas of Wilimington, NC; James and Athena Karloutsos of Jamaica Plain, MA; Father Alexander and Presbytera Xanthi Karloutsos of Southampton, NY; Father Peter and Presbytera Maria Karloutsos of Danbury, CT; and Helen Mouhos of Cana, VA. Uncle Nick will be lovingly remembered by his many nephews and nieces and grandnephews and grandnieces.

Nick was always concerned for his younger sisters and brothers and sacrificed much for them and their families. Nick was 10 years old when our parents, he and three other siblings immigrated to the United States following World War II. After the passing of our mother, Olga, in 1955 Nicholas began work at an early age leaving school to help support the struggling family. Throughout his life, working at various jobs, Nick was always willing to assist his siblings and many others who he felt were in need. Known for his generous spirit and thoughtfulness for his neighbors and those in nursing homes Nick would visit and bring comfort and care.

His gentle and humble nature endeared him to the many friends and even strangers that had the privilege and joy to know him. Nick always had a way to offer words of wisdom and humor that warmed the hearts of all who shared their lives with him. Nick will be missed and remembered for his gracious smile, his faith in our Lord that was his foundation for his love “for the least of us”.

The Service of Burial will take place at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT on Monday, February 24, 2020. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. with a Service to begin at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Saint Peter’s Cemetery in Danbury, CT.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint Nicholas National Shrine, in memory of Nicholas Karloutsos:

By Check: Friends of St. Nicholas National Shrine
8 East 79th Street
New York, NY. 10075

By Wire: Friends of St. Nicholas National Shrine, Inc.
Routing: 021412114
Account: 58230009605
Swift: ABNYUS33

Bank Address: Atlantic Bank, a division of New York Community Bank
405 Park Ave.
New York, NY. 10022
By Online: stnicholaswtc.org/donate

3 Comments

  1. I was happy to have known Nick’s father, the late Rev. Michael Karloutsos, while he was serving the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Greek Orthodox Parish of St. John the Baptist. I recall very fondly the exchange of visits during parish celebrations, while I served the St. George Orthodox Parish in Rock Island, Illinois, on the border of the States.
    In addition to our sacred priesthood, Fr. Michael and I had immigrated from the same part of Peloponnese, neighboring villages of the “Nomos” Elias, fact which made our friendship brotherly and unique!
    As Nick passed on to join his beloved parents, we pray, Αιωνία αυτών η μνήμη!

  2. I offer my sincere Condolences to his brother,
    our Vicar General Alex Karloutsos:
    sorry for your loss …

    but REJOICE 🦋 as well – brother Nicholas is reunited with mother + father + all loved ones!
    He’s whole + young again; he’s upgraded to a radiant, glorified body of Light✨+ clothed in translucent robe of white, surrounded by angels + discovering God’s Kingdom — + meeting Christ.

    Suffice to say, he’s inhabiting a place beyond your wildest dreams… he’s back Home!
    HEAVEN – not earth – is our true home.

    May his memory be eternal 🦋

  3. Losing a brother as I have recently experienced is a difficult sorrowful event . As your brother Nicholas consoled and assisted siblings, my brother Anthony and I worked together side by side some 60 years in our distributing business, founded and fostered years early by my great uncle Kostandinos and subsequently carried on by our father Achilles .
    As each of us reflect , carefully muse on times spent together it is difficult not to bring on a tear .
    May your brother Nicholas enjoy a peaceful memory eternal .
    Yours in Christ ,
    Nick Karakas

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