Nikolaos Athanasios Toufekias

May 8, 2021

CHARLOTTE – Nikolaos Athanasios Toufekias, 85, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021. He was born 1935 in Klafsion, Evrytainia, Greece and came to Charlotte in 1968.

Nikolaos had a passion for cooking, sports and providing for his family. He was a restaurant owner and cooked for many weddings and events at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral where he was a long-time member. He had many friends and family, young and old, that he loved and they all loved and enjoyed being around him.

Nikolaos was preceded in death by his parents, Athanasios and Vasiliki Toufekias; sister, Eleni Zaravelis and brother Dimitrios Toufekias from Greece.

Nikolaos is survived by his wife, Eleni of 59 years, daughter Maria and her husband Konstantinos Amvrazis, sons, Tommy and Pete Toufekias, and granddaughter, Eleni Toufekias. Also surviving is his sister Konstantina Papageorgiou as well as many loving nieces and nephews.  

Visitation is at 10:00 AM and Trisagion and Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 14, 2021, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support. The family would also like to extend sincere appreciation to the doctors and nurses at Novant hospital on floor 6A for doing all they could to keep our parents together.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral for the Cathedral Furniture Fund.

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

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  • Ronnie Mckinney

    Nick was a wonderfull neighbor and a good friend,he will be greatly missed.