Andy Koutsokalis

August 22, 2021

CHARLOTTE – Andy Konstantinos Koutsokalis, of Charlotte, NC passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Andy was born in Stenoma, Greece, the son of Konstantinos Koutsokalis and Athanasia Skondrianou and raised in Lamia. He later moved to Athens, Greece where he served in the Army. In 1968, he moved to the United States to reside in Charlotte, NC. It was there that he met Mary Kanos and they were married on December 12, 1971. Together they began a family and Andy became a partner and later owner/operator of the Charlotte landmark, Greystone Restaurant. It was there where he served and touched many peoples hearts, souls and lives. Andy was a man who put his family and others first. He had an avid and deep love and devotion in his Greek Orthodox Christian faith and values.

Andy is survived by his loving and devoted wife of nearly 50 years, Mary Koutsokalis, his eldest son Dean who owns Castaway Grill in Ocean Isle Beach, NC; his son Tommy who owns and operates Greystone in Charlotte, NC and his two dear Grandchildren, in whom he saw a “new life”, Andie and Connor. In Andie, he would praise her beauty, wits and intelligence. In Connor he embraced his energy and passion and would go fishing together upon every opportunity in Ocean Isle Beach.  He is also survived by his sisters, Koula Poulos and her husband, Andrew, Margarita Bakogiannis and Helen Georgakis and her husband, George. He also leaves behind many loving nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his brother Loukas and his parents, Konstantinos and Athanasia.

Funeral Services will be held at noon on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Andy Koutsokalis may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Attn: Main Altar Renovation Fund, 600 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203 or Panaghia Prousiotissa Chapel at Elatos Park or the Panagia Prousiotissa Greek Orthodox Monastery, 404 Warner Road, Troy, NC 27371.

May the loving Memory of Andy Koutsokalis be Ever Eternal.

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 www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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  • Judy Helms

    What A dear friend !! and A beautiful Ray of sunshine Mr Andy was to me. He always had a kind words to say. And such an easy person to talk to. I love you my Friend until we meet again ,my God always be with you and please watch down on us ! Your friend, Tom & Judy Helms @ Ocean Isle Beach,NC

  • Dean &David Ellison

    I really enjoyed my conversations with Andy when my husband and I frequented Castaway's. He was such a personable and very nice man. We loved eating there because the food was soooo great. We are going to miss him terribly.. God bless you all. ?

  • Rosalee and Lee Rockafellow

    My Special Friend Andy, our Hearts are left with a Hole and Deep Sadness! I will miss your Special Surprises, your Special Laughter, your Special’Sugars’.. I have Grape-leaves you bought me and you loved that I loved your home Country Food! I’m so Sad! You brought so much joy to all.. that Beautiful Laugh, the Solo cup of ‘Spirits’ to share.. we will Love you Forever!
    Deepest Condolences to Dean and Family and the Castaways Staff!! You are Loved by Many?? Rosalee and Lee Rockafellow

  • Kay and Mike O’Neill

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to Andy’s wife, children and all of his family as well as the staff at Cadtawsys. We were so very sad to hear about his passing.

    We will miss Andy’s kindness and will also miss seeing him over the pass six years at Castaways. He would treat us with some of his delicious fish or special steak that he would prepare by bringing a sample out to us if we were at the restaurant. He knew how much I loved Mahi. When he found out that I had cancer and could no longer go inside due to Covid he would come to the window and check on me and always see how I was doing. He was so giving and had a great sense of humor. We will certainly miss him.

    Rest with the angels Andy. You’ll be forever in our hearts. Mike and Kay O’Neill

  • William McKinnell III

    My wife and I along with other family members have enjoyed eating at Castaway in Ocean Isle Beach since the day it opened. Regardless of whether you were having breakfast, or lunch the food was always outstanding and Andy always had a smile. When we decided to order takeout I would pull up to the window with my toy poodle "Gracie" and Andy always appeared at the window with 3 strips of bacon for her. Andy will be missed but we look forward to dining with Dean and his crew.

  • Deb & Jim Boyce

    Our hearts are saddened by the loss of Mr. Andy. We are grateful to have met this wonderful, caring and fun man and are proud to call him "friend". Andy has touched many many lives here in Ocean Isle Beach and will be missed dearly. Our deepest sympathy and love to his family and staff at Castaway's Grill in OIB.

  • Linda & Bill McDonald

    We had the true pleasure of knowing Andy at Castaway for years. He was such a huge personality and always made us feel like his family. He always came over and hugged me and shook my husband's hand. It was a shock to learn of his dealth. We are very sad and will always miss him, but we are better for having known him. Please know that you and your family, especially your grandchildren, whom Andy loved so very much, will remain in our prayers. He always talked about cooking pancakes for them. We loved Andy! We will never forget him, but God is in charge and will now take care of him.