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“We will miss you and those great tomatos. ”
1 of 26 | Posted by: The Hopsons - Oakwood, OH

“"Mr. Nick" will be greatly missed. He was a very nice man and a wonderful neighbor. Our deepest sympathies to you, Elli Anne, and to all of Nick's...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Karen Eizenga

“Dear Ellie Ann, Your father was an amazing man , You will be in our family's thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 26 | Posted by: Whitehead Family

“Dear Elli Anne;You have my heartfelt sympathy upon the loss of your father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending much love,...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Barbara Acker

“Dear Elli Anne, You have my deepest condolences. I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Fotoula Kordalis ”
5 of 26 | Posted by: Fotoula Kordalis

“Nick was a kind and friendly man, an old soul who enjoyed life. I will miss him. Everyone who knew him will miss him. David Garrison ”
6 of 26 | Posted by: David Lee Garrison

“I had the great pleasure of being associated with Nick for almost 10 years at both US Bank Home Mortgage and US Bank affiliate company Red Sky Risk...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Fred Wheary

“Dear Elli Anne, My deepest condolences for your loss. While I cannot imagine how painful this must be, please know that you are in my thoughts and...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Nick Kostopoulos - Atlanta, GA

“He was one of those people that made you smile when you saw him because you knew you'd both be laughing within a few minutes. What a great guy! He...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Mark W. Risley

“Dear Elli Anne, your mother Bessie and I, are so sorry for your loss. We love you so much! Dr. Apostolos and Bessie Psychogios. ”
10 of 26 | Posted by: Bessie and Apostolos

“Deepest sympathies to Nick's daughter, family and friends. God be with you all during this most difficult time. ”
11 of 26 | Posted by: Jodi Crivello - Brookfield, WI

“Dear Elli Anne, Please accept our sincerest condolences. We cannot imagine your pain. May his memory be eternal. With love and prayers, The...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Anna Kostopoulos - Atlanta, GA

“I worked with Nick at US Bank Home Mortgage for a number of years. Nick was a good guy and had a good sense of humor. You have my condolences. ”
13 of 26 | Posted by: Mike Detrie

“Ellie Anne. Your father had an association with our appraisal firm in the past and was a constant professional real estate appraiser. He was a loyal...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Thomas L. Francis, Jr.

“I was manager of the basketball team at Oakwood for the 1969-70 season (Nicks' junior year). He is somebody who made that experience so special. ...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Charley Hall

“Elli Anne, My husband and I met your dad through the local OCAP meetings at Neil's Heritage House. He always had a smile on his face and had kind...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Denise Wright/Scott Bernard

“Ever since I learned of Nick's death I hear his infectious laughter ringing in my ears......My thought and prayers are with Nick's family and his...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Tom Maher

“I worked with Nick for a number of years. Nick was a good guy and was very proud of his daughter. I offer my condolences. ”
18 of 26 | Posted by: Mike Detrie - Brookfield, WI

“Nick was our neighbor on Orchard Drive for many years. We will remember him fondly. ”
19 of 26 | Posted by: Bob and Kathy Speece

“Nick was so funny. He had the spirit and energy of a 20 year old trapped in a 62 yr old body. His ringtone on his cell phone had the whole office...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Laura Strange - cincinnati, OH

“Dear Elli Anne, I am so sorry for your loss. My family enjoyed spending time with you and your dad during Natalie's graduation party and wedding...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: April Murdock

“My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. It was a pleasure working with Nick. ”
22 of 26 | Posted by: Christina Gillum - St Louis, MO

“Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: Lori Adams - Brookfield, WI

“Thoughts and prayers for Nick, his family and friends. ”
24 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Jean Harris - Denver, CO

“Although we just met, I will definitley miss hearing your voice in the office. God needed you home, so he callled for you. May God continue to offer...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Shonte Key - Cincinnati, OH

“Elli-Anne,We are so sorry for your loss. We feel so blessed to have you as a new friend and feel for you, Kyle, and your entire family during this...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Philip and Michelle - Geneseo, IL

Nicholas "Nick" Karras, age 62, of Oakwood passed away Friday, March 27, 2015. Born on January 16, 1953, Nick was a graduate of Oakwood High School class of 1971 and received his BS from The University of Cincinnati in 1975. A lifelong member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Dayton, Nick was also an inductee into the Oakwood High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013 as a member of the state qualifying 1971 Boys Basketball Team. Nick was a longtime real estate appraiser for US Bank Home Mortgage, working in Montgomery, Clark, Miami and Greene counties before transitioning to Red Sky Risk Services, LLC, a division of US Bank. Nick was preceded in death by his father Frank, his mother Bessie, his sister Christine, his brother George and his nephew James. He is survived by his daughter Elli Anne, as well as many beloved relatives and cherished friends. Nick's father and mother were Greek immigrants who moved into the house in Oakwood that Nick lived in until he passed away. They also owned the Eatmore restaurant in downtown Dayton and were instrumental in helping other Greeks immigrate to the Dayton area. Nick was passionate about his heritage and his sports teams, especially the Cincinnati Reds. He was a gregarious and social man who enjoyed playing tennis with friends, grilling, gardening, and traveling with his daughter Elli Anne. Nick was also a lifelong dog lover and a strong supporter of Oakwood High School Athletics. His infectious laughter and warm sense of humor will be truly missed by those that knew him. Family will greet friends from 4:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 E. Stroop Rd., Kettering with Trisagion Prayers being held at 4:30pm. A funeral will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 500 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, OH 45405. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Dayton, OH.

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