Nickolas Bountogianis, 76, and a resident of Vermilion, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at Community Health Partners in Lorain following a lengthy illness. He was born December 24, 1930 in Andravida, Greece. Nickolas arrived in America in 1960. He had made his home in Elyria for forty years before moving to Vermilion in 2002. Nickolas served in the Greek Air Force. He owned and operated numerous gas stations in Lorain, Elyria and Huron, and also managed different restaurants in the area. Nickolas was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Lorain. He enjoyed horses, horse racing, football and sports.
Survivors include his sister, Theadora Kontoni of Athens, Greece, and his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Spero Bountogianis on December 11, 2006, George Bountogianis in 1995; and by his parents, Andreas and Angeliki Bountogianis (nee Iliopoulos).
Friends may call Monday, June 4, 2007 from 10 A.M. until the time of the funeral service at 11 A.M. at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 2000 Tower Blvd., Lorain. The Rev. Fr. Michael Gulgas, will officiate. Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 2000 Tower Blvd., Lorain, OH.
Arrangements are being handled by the Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst, OH 44001.