George Gregory Burlos

May 7, 2018

CHARLOTTE – George Gregory Burlos passed away at age 84 on May 7, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina at Novant Presbyterian Medical Center with his family by his side. He was born on June 30, 1933 in Kingsport, Tennessee to Constantine and Maria Burlos. He returned to Greece for a few years and has lived in Charlotte since 1946.

George served in the US Army from 1954 to 1956, earning the National Defense Service Metal and Good Conduct Metal. He was a successful restauranteur for over 40 years. When he was no longer a restaurant owner, George was a patron who enjoyed laughing and reminiscing with his friends. Even after his retirement, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling. He split his time between Charlotte, NC and Surfside Beach, SC. He was a loyal Panther fan and took pleasure in the unexpected. George was an active member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, working at the Yiasou Greek Festival for 32 years. Additionally, he was a member of the Parish Council, AHEPA, and Evrytanian Association. He became a Mason in 1958, then York Rite, and finally an Oasis Shiner. He recently was recognized for 60 years as a Master Mason.

George married on May 6, 1964 in Karpenisi, Greece and is survived by Elpida F. Burlos, his wife of 54 years, his son Dino (Rae), son Angelo, daughter Maria (Tommy Raptis), son Peter (Meri) and his three grandchildren, Lea, Panos, and Dena. He is also survived by his brother, Peter (Miriam) and their four children.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 9, from 6:00-7:00 PM, with the Trisagion following at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Cathedral with Rev. Fr. Vasileios Tsourlis and Fr. Theodore Ehmer officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the doctors and nurses at Novant Presbyterian Medical Center, especially those in the Harris Hospice Unit.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral Foundation, 600 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC, 28203.

May his memory be eternal. 

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


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