Nickolaos Balafoutas

Nickolaos Balafoutas

Monday, March 6th, 1944 Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

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Obituary for Nickolaos T. "Nick" Balafoutas

Nickolaos “Nick” T. Balafoutas, age 76, passed away on December 3, 2020, at the Chambersburg Hospital. Born March 6, 1944 in Neohorion, Nafpactias, Greece, he was the oldest son of the late Theodore N. and Irene Mallios Balafoutas. His family immigrated to the U.S. in his early teen years.
Family, friends, and community were his focus. He was a restaurant entrepreneur and probably most remembered as “Nick” at the Cozy Inn Restaurant which was a fixture of downtown Chambersburg for decades. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He never forgot his Greek heritage and roots. After retirement, he and his wife travelled many times to his beloved hometown Greek village.
Surviving is his loving wife, Vassiliki ”Vickie” Karageorge Balafoutas, married on December 13, 1964; three children, Irene Sartalis (Andrew) of York, PA, Anastasia “Tessie” Zahos (John) of Carlisle, PA, and Theodore “Ted” Balafoutas of Chambersburg, PA; six grandchildren, Vicki Zahos (fiancée Panos), Billy Zahos, Christina Sartalis, Vasia Balafoutas, Nicole Sartalis, and Nicole Zahos.
He is also survived by four siblings, Vassiliki “Bessie” Katsaounis of Chambersburg, PA, Mary Panagos (George) of Chambersburg, PA, Magtha Angelis (Tom) of Greece, and John T. Balafoutas (Lambrini) of New Oxford, PA.
Public viewing for family and friends will be on Thursday, December 10, 2020, from 6 – 8 PM in the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Rd., Chambersburg, PA. Due to current extraordinary circumstances, a private funeral service at Geisel Funeral Home will be held on Friday, December 11, 2020 followed by a private graveside service at Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg, PA, which will be officiated by Fr. Michael Varvarelis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Camp Hill, PA or Syllogos Neohoriton, P.O. Box 2147, Harrisburg, PA, 17105.

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    Thursday, December 10th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
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    Thursday, December 10th, 2020
    6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Martha Belle Russell

Nick! My heart is broken. I know I drove you crazy but you showed me so much kindness and love. Working for you was a memorable part of my life. I was young and you were like a dad to me. I love you NICK. I will always hold you close to my heart. VICKIE TESS.TED AND IRENE. I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS! NICK WAS THE BEST OF THE BEST.! I LOVE HIM AND WILL ALWAYS PRAY FOR YOU ALL. MY DAUGHTER MADALINE KNOWS HIM WELL BECAUSE IVE TOLD HER ALL THE TIMES HE'D SAY.. MARTHA YOU DRIVEN ME CRAZY. I BROUGHT HER. TO SEE HIM WHEN SHE WAS A BABY! SEE COOHED AND GIGGLED AND OF COURDE HE SAID ... MARTHA SHE IS NOT A TOY! LOL LOVE YOU NICK
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you. George, Michael and Brittany, Nick and LaRae, and Christina Kalathas
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