On August 19, 2020, heaven gained a new angel with the passing of Nicholas Karas. Nicholas was born on November 26, 1926 in Kilkis, Greece. From coming to America as a Greek immigrant hoping to create his own American dream, he not only accomplished that himself, but also sponsored many others to come and do just that for their families as well. Nicholas worked in the food service industry for many years. He began his journey at The Alpha Club in Philadelphia, the continued his hard work The Tavern Restaurant. Finally, in 1982 he was able to fulfill a lifelong dream of owning his own business. Many students on the Drexel University Campus have fond memories of Nicholas and Valentina serving lunch from their Nick’s Blue Truck.
He was a loving husband, father and Pappou. As a dedicated family man, his life passion was the well-being of his children and nine grandchildren. His humble selflessness, determination, and most of all work ethic were inspiring to all who knew him. He was a role model to many who met him, and he will be truly missed.
Kalo paradiso Niko, Dad, Pappou
Nicholas was the beloved husband of Valentina. Loving father of Stephen (Sandy), Diana( John) and Dolores (Charles). Devoted grandfather of Nicholas, Andrew, Christopher, Valentina, Ryan, Anthony, Jon, Joseph and Eva. Friends and family are welcome to attend his viewing at 9 am on Saturday, 8-22-2020, at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 229 Powell Rd, Upper Darby, PA 19082. His funeral will follow at 10 am. Due to the current situation social distancing measures will be in place. Masks must be worn and pews will be arranged accordingly. Interment will be at St. Peter & St. Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church.
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229 Powell Lane, Upper Darby PA 19082