Nicholas Karantonis

January 2, 1923 - May 7, 2016
Nicholas Karantonis

Nicholas Karantonis, 93, passed away May 7, 2016 he was born in Piraeus, Greece on October 23, 1922. He served in the Royal Hellenic Navy and was in the Merchant Marines from 1938-1949. He was a proud American citizen since 1958. He was a man that was always worked in numerous business including; industrial painting and real estate agent salesman. He went on to later retire from U.S. Steel and became the owner and operator of “The Little Restaurant” in Kouts, IN from 1977-1992, where he then retired to FL.
Nick is survived by his wife of 49 years, Judith (Shinkle); brother, Angelos (Helen) of Voula, Greece and Kostas (Maro) of Glyfada, Greece and many nieces and nephews in Greece; sons, Anthony (Tammy) of Roswell, GA, Peter of Tarpon Springs, FL, Mark (Amy) of Marietta, GA and Gregory (Dawn) of Tarpon Springs, FL. He is the loving Papou of grandchildren; Nicholas and Michael of Marietta, GA, Brittany and Matthew of Tarpon Springs, FL; step grandchildren, Shawnte of Dacula, GA and Dustin of Fresno, CA; great-grandchildren, Savannah and Wyatt of Dacula, GA and much loved cousins and special neighbor Mike LaBoda. Online condolences may be offered at michels-lundquist.com


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  • May 15, 2016
    Julie (Herma) Kerns says:
    I worked for Nick at The Little Restaurant in Kouts. He was a wonderful man and a great boss. My condolences to his family.

  • May 15, 2016
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  • May 15, 2016
    Stacy (Herma) Birky says:
    My sympathy to the entire family. I worked at The Little Restaurant while in high school and Nick and Judy were wonderful people to work for. It's nice to read how the family has grown. I'm sure Nick will be missed by many.

  • May 15, 2016
    Gail Hathaway Batey lit a candle:
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  • May 15, 2016
    Renee (Bilic) Weathington says:
    Nick taught so many of us the value of hard work and responsibility. I will always remember him saying, "Little by little, Renee". I still tell others the same so many years later. My sympathy to all the Karantonis family, especially personally to Greg and Judy. Take care.

  • May 15, 2016
    Shalah Dobson says:
    I am so very sorry for your loss, Peter. May God bring you comfort and peace.

  • May 16, 2016
    Larry & Mary Oyer says:
    We knew Nick from 'The Little Restaurant' days. He was a good man! Our condolences to the family.

  • May 16, 2016
    Shawn Nues says:
    So sorry for your loss. Nick was a great man and a very hard worker. Always enjoyed the conversations we ha when I worked at The Little Restaurant he was soft spoken and always encouraging with what people had going on in life. Mark Greg and Judy I know that you will miss Nick but know that he touched many lives and will be missed I always felt like family around him

  • May 16, 2016
    Darrell Miller and family says:
    I was so sorry to hear this news, I am also very sorry last time we were down visiting we didn't get to see Nick and Judy! Great memories of Nick he was such a great person! I am so sorry for you loss and prayers to your family from ours.

  • May 17, 2016
    Scott Richie says:
    So sorry to hear of Nick's passing. Great memories of Nick and the Karantonis family. Prayers to Judy and the entire family.