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Nicholas T. Patinos

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“Who had the coolest dad on the block? Who made playing with his children & their friends the reason EVERYBODY loved going over to Stacey's house ...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Jaime Trapp Brewster - Yardley, PA

“Stacey and family, I heard about the loss of your dear father, and wanted to let you know you are in my prayers. I didn't know him well, but I...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Linda (Jones) Kowalski - Aurora, IL

“I remember Mr. Patinos as a father always ready to laugh, and he made going over to Stacy's house alot of fun. It was evident how much he loved...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Jennifer Trapp Hunt - Appleton, WI

“Dear Gloria, We are sorry to hear of your loss. Please take some comfort in knowing you are thought of and prayed for with tender sympathy across the...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: M/M Joseph LaMantia - Scottsdale, AZ

“Stacey and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of this wonderful man. I remember the stories he used to tell and also how he would...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Laura Zefeldt - St. Charles, IL

“To the beloved family of Papou, I love you! He was one of the most amazing people I have ever met! It was an honor to know him. My heart breaks for...Read More »
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Nicholas T. Patinos, 83, beloved husband of Gloria H. (Vassil) for 61 years entered into the glory of God, March 24, 2009 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lancaster, PA on October 5, 1925. His parents were the late Thomas and Mary Patinos. He is survived by his sister, Cocona Patinos Serras, niece Maria Serras and nephew Nicholas T. Serras. His children are Margo Patinos, Thomas (Luz Elena) Patinos, Luis (the late Gail) Patinos, Maria Elena (the late Mark) Lodenkamp and Anastaisa (Brian) Winley. Nicholas also had twelve adoring grandchildren, Rachael, Tatiana, Jonathan, Nicholas, Rebekah, Esther, Alexis, Aaron, Andrew, Tesia, Alethia and Robert. A graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, Nicholas also did graduate work at Temple University, Albright College, Springfield College, and Columbia University in New York. He served in the Army as a Sergeant during WWII. He was a former Boys Work Secretary in the Lancaster YMCA, as well as a Fulbright Scholar in Athens, Greece. He joined a special International committee staff in New York City known as "Buildings For Brotherhood". Nicholas' career path then took him to Quito, Ecuador where he founded the 77th International YMCA. During his work in Ecuador, he was awarded the highest honor to a civilian, the "Caballero Al Merito" honor. Also, he received an honorary doctorate from San Juan de Dios hospital, the oldest continuously running hospital in this hemisphere. Nicholas came to Illinois as the Director of the Institute of International Education where he worked with Fulbright Scholars. In addition, Dr. Patinos worked with the Christofel Blinden Mission International procuring medicines for blind children in India and Africa. He was a devoted husband, loving father, caring grandfather, exemplary brother, and humble servant to mankind. Until we meet again. Visitation, Thursday, March 26, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Williams-Kampp Funeral Home 430 E. Roosevelt Rd. Wheaton, IL 60187 (1 one block east of Naperville Rd.) Funeral services will be held Friday, 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, 2501 S. Wolf Rd. Westchester, IL 60154 "Please meet at church." Private interment at Conestoga Memorial Park, Lancaster, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions to Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church or International YMCA 101 N. Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL 60606

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Lancaster, PA

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