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Nicholas Platanos

September 1, 1942 — November 22, 2023

Nicholas Platanos

 

Nicholas Platanos, 81, formerly of Muhlenberg Township, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 4:48pm in Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, Connecticut.  He was the husband of the late Kathryn A. (Wepsic) Platanos who passed away February 18, 2021.  Born in Lesbos, Greece, Mr. Platanos was the son of the late Christomos and Felicia Platanos.  He was a member of Saint Mathews and subsequently Saint Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church.  Mr. Platanos served in the Greek Navy and came to US on a tanker ship via Albany, then to New York City where he met Kathryn one month after his arrival.  He was employed by several Greek Restaurants in New York City and eventually opened Mr. Nick’s Pizza in New York City on 1st Ave.  Mr. and Mrs. Platanos moved to Reading, PA and continued their life together where he was a janitor at Palmer Chocolate Company.  Mr. Platanos left school at the age of 6 to go to work to help provide for his family.  His incredible work ethic and love for Kathryn over 52 years serve as an example to all.  He is now reunited with Kathy as their love continues throughout eternity.  Mr. Platanos is survived by his son Christopher C. Platanos husband of Joanne Platanos residing in Madison, Connecticut and his grandson, Nicholas L. Platanos.  He is also survived by his brothers Mike Platanos of Kenhorst and Fouti Platanos of Athens, Greece and was preceded in death by Tasous and Lambros.

Funeral Service will be held at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 1001 East Wyomissing Blvd. Reading, Friday, December 1, 2023 at 11:00 am.  Reverend Theodore Petrides will officiate.    Interment will follow at Laureldale Cemetery.  The family also invites relatives and friends at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church Friday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.  In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for contributions be made to The International Wildlife Coexistence Network at https://wildlifecoexistence.org/donate/ in memory of Mr. Nicholas Platanos.  Bean Funeral Home 1605 Rockland Street, Hampden Heights is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at www.beanfuneralhomes.com

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