Obituary of Nikitas Tsokris
Nikitas Tsokris, 93, of Freehold Township peacefully passed away at home surrounded by family on Sunday, September 22, 2019. He was born and raised in New York City, lived in Manhattan, and settled in Freehold in 1962. Nikitas bravely served for his country as a signal man second class in the United States Navy during World War II. He worked for AT&T at Bell Labs as a wireman for over 30 years retiring in the 1990’s. Nikitas was a skilled handball player and was a New Jersey State Champion in the 1960’s. As times changed, he transitioned from the game of handball to the game of racquetball. He was a devoted Greek Orthodox Christian throughout his entire life. Nikitas enjoyed the trotters and pacers and was a passionate New York Yankees Fan.
Nikitas was predeceased by his loving wife, Angelina Tsokris; and his brother Nick Tsokris and his wife, Cathy. He is survived by his daughter, Lea Tsokris of Staten Island; grandsons, Michael Shane Bonner and Christopher Bonner, both of Staten Island; one sister, Mary Grisafi and her husband, Charlie of Florida; three nephews, Steve Tsokris and his wife, Maureen of Long Island, New York, Nick Tsokris and his wife, Jen of Long Island, New York, and Perry Grisafi of Florida; two nieces, Carol Zangos and her husband, Nick of Virginia, and Anna Pesce and her husband, Scott of Florida.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his 10:00 AM visitation on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Holy Trinity St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1641 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, New York 10314. His funeral mass will follow at 11:00 AM at the church. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, 4199 Webster Ave, Bronx, New York 10470. For those who desire, memorial contributions in Nikitas’ name may be made to Holy Trinity St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Iconography, 1641 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, New York 10314. For information, directions, or condolence messages to the family, please visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com