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Nicholas "Nick" Pantelis Klonaris

October 26, 1946 ~ December 13, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Nicholas "Nick" Klonaris Obituary

Nicholas (“Nick”) Pantelis Klonaris, age 77, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, in Palm Harbor, Florida. Born on October 26, 1946 in Kalymnos, Greece, he was the son of the late Pantelis Klonaris and Atoumissa Mouzourakis Klonaris. He is also predeceased by his four siblings, Theofilis Klonaris, Maria Kouremetis, Katerina Koutroullis, and Manolis Klonaris.

Nick grew up on the island of Kalymnos, Greece and immigrated to the United States in 1964 with his parents, and his siblings Fotini, Mike, and Yiannis. He graduated from Tarpon Springs High School in 1967, and spent 30+ years working as an industrial/commercial painter.

Nick graced the lives of many as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and beloved friend. He loved to spend time playing cards like biriba and pinochle with his brothers and friends, strolling the sponge docks, dabbling in the garden at home, and spending time with immediate and extended family. He was known for his strong gentleness, sense of humor and fierce loyalty.  He was the quintessential protector and provider. His smile was the delight of those who loved him most.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Evangelia; his son, Pantelis Klonaris (Amy), of Cooper City, Florida; daughter, Despina Klonaris (Headley Oliver, III), of Clermont, Florida; three grandchildren, Nicholas, Jordan, and Michael Klonaris; and siblings, Fotini Andriotis (Deno), Mike Klonaris, and Yiannis Klonaris (Eleni).

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial gifts be directed to Suncoast Hospice Foundation https://suncoasthospicefoundation.org/donations2/ or St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral https://stnicholastarpon.org/give.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at 12 noon, followed by the funeral service at 1 pm, both at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Tarpon Springs. Burial is to follow at Cycadia Cemetery. Traditional Makaria will take place in Nick’s honor at the Epiphany City AHEPA Chapter 16 home located at 20 West Tarpon Avenue. Arrangements entrusted to: Vinson Funeral Home in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
December 20, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral (Tarpon Springs)

Funeral Service
Wednesday
December 20, 2023

1:00 PM
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
36 North Pinellas Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Committal
Wednesday
December 20, 2023

2:00 PM
Cycadia Cemetery
1021 Tarpon Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Donations

Suncoast Hospice
5771 Roosevelt Boulevard, Clearwater FL 33760
Tel: 1-727-467-7423
Web: https://suncoasthospice.org/online-donations/

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
17 East Tarpon Avenue, Tarpon Springs FL 34689
Tel: 1-727-937-3540
Web: http://stnicholastarpon.org/give

Administration Office only - Not the location of the Cathedral

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