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NICHOLAS “NICK” PETER MASTOPOULOS

Nicholas Peter Mastopoulos, 85, of Savannah, entered into eternal peace on July 17, 2020, after a short illness.

The son of a Greek immigrant, the late Peter John Mastopoulos and the late Florence Alberino Mastopoulos, Nick was born and lived his entire life in Savannah.  After graduating from Savannah High School in 1954, he studied for a year at Armstrong Junior College before entering the United States Army.  Upon honorable discharge, he worked for many years in a family business, The Bay Fish Company, and then went to work at Savannah Gas Company on Broughton Street.  In 1995 he retired from the Gas Company after 25 years and was simultaneously enlisted in the Georgia Army National Guard. After twenty years of service and with several commendations, he retired as a supply staff sergeant after 20 years of service and having received several commendations.

Nick was fully engaged at St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church where he served on the Church council as a member, vice-president, and president and played softball and coached basketball.  For many years he also co-chaired the St. Paul’s Catering Committee with his late brother George and for more than a decade managed the bakaliko (grocery store) at the Savannah Greek Festival with his wife, Evangeline.  An icon of St. Nicholas, Medal of St. Paul, and St. Paul’s Day Award were bestowed upon him for his tireless service to his church and living his faith.  Over the years he was an involved member of various military related groups and organizations including The First Volunteer Regiment of Georgia, where he served as president, Chatham Artillery, Republican Blues, Irish Jasper Greens, and American Legion Post 184.  Additionally, he was active in the Savannah High School Alumni COBRA Club and the Savannah Old Timers Softball Club.  He was a Boy Scout leader for more than 40 years and was recognized with the Prophet Elias and the Celtic Cross Religious Awards, Silver Beaver, Vigil Honor, District Award of Merit and numerous other distinctions.  Many young men advanced to the rank of Eagle Scouts under Nick’s solid leadership.

He was pre-deceased by the girl he took to her senior prom and later became his loving wife of 50 years, Evangeline Constantine Mastopoulos, for whom he became an indefatigable caregiver during her latter years.  His sisters, Augusta F. Mastopoulos, Mary M. Smarr, and Emily M. Bry along with his brothers, John P. Mastopoulos and George P. Mastopoulos, also pre-deceased him.

He is survived by his devoted son, Dr. Peter N. Mastopoulos and many treasured nieces, nephews, friends, and healthcare providers.

Due to COVID pandemic restrictions, funeral services and interment will be private with Rev. Fr. John Wallace officiating and a letter of tribute read on behalf of The Very Rev. Archimandrite Fr. Frank M. Kirlangitis of Sarasota, Florida, and a special prayer offered by Rev. Dr. Samuel W. Watkins.  The pallbearers will be Nick’s grandnephews and great-grand nephews.

Remembrances may be sent to St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, 14 West Anderson Street, Savannah, GA 31401 or the Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America, 11900 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419 to support local youth.

Online Condolences

  1. Nick G. Donkar says:

    Peter – On behalf of Lauren and myself, we wanted to extend our sincerest well wishes during these trying times. Your father was of exceptional character, a leader in every aspect of life (church, scouts, etc.) and was a personal favorite of mine. The time I spent with him in Scouting will always hold a special place in my heart regardless of where we live. Too many nights were spent at campfires, with storytelling patch trading, and his influence on me was significant to shape person I have become. We wish you and the rest of the family well and know his memory will be eternal!! With sincerest regards, Nick/Lauren/Allie and Samantha Donkar

  2. MARY ROSE DAVIS says:

    PETER- SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. HE WILL SORELY BE MISSED. HE WAS A GENTLEMAN AT ALL TIMES, HE WOULD NEVER PASS YOU WITHOUT SAYING HELLO. HE WILL BE JOINING HIS WIFE VANGY WHO HE DEARLY LOVED. MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL AND GOD BLESS YOU PETER FOR BEING A GOOD SON . YOUR PARENTS WERE VERY PROUD OF YOU AND YOU SHOWED IT BY YOUR ACTIONS. FONDLY,MARY ROSE

  3. ROBERT Mataxas says:

    Your father and your Mom were dear friends of mine before you were born. Your mom was always an inspiration as well as your father.
    There presence was a truth most don’t realize.
    My sympathies to you and your family may you’ll be blessed with peace.

  4. Tia Halatas says:

    Peter, I am so sorry for your loss. Your parents were the best!! Our families had many good memories over the years . God will bless you for all your devotion to your parents. May His Memory Be Eternal!

  5. Doyle Mullis says:

    I knew Nick as a classmate Savannah High 54. He and George were affable persons. To know them was a joy. I am sorry at his passing. May God bless the family with peace.

  6. Chris & George Thomas says:

    Pete – George and I send our condolences to you and your family. Your Dad will be missed by so many people. It was an honor to know him and his legacy will live on. Blessings to you and your family. Chris

  7. Lynn and Jason Bailey says:

    Pete, Jason and I were very saddened to hear about your Father’s passing. So very sorry for your loss.

  8. Evan and Cora Hamner says:

    Dear Peter, we are so sorry for your loss. Your dad and mother were the greatest. Be sure to come see us soon. Anything you need let us know.

  9. Peter Knepton says:

    Peter, please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your father. Nick was a friend and fellow collector and it was my honor and privilege to have known him. He will never be forgotten, may his soul rest in peace.

  10. Ted Miltiades says:

    I have so many fond memories of Uncle Nick…..he use to give me and my brothers haircuts when we were kids. Visiting him and Aunt Vangie was always a treat! He had all kinds of neat intriguing things he collected that we found interesting! I recall being in their wedding. He is the last of his generation in our family.

  11. Fr. Vasile Mihai says:

    Dear Pete,
    I am so sorry about the passing of Mr. Nick; for me, as for many other people, he was the exemplification of kindness, wisdom and common sense. His love for family, church and country knew no limits. When troubled, confused or anxious, in an un-assuming way Mr. Nick would offer a story, a good advice and even a reason to laugh. He belonged to that great generation which now we miss so much. May the Lord receive him in His kingdom!
    Fr. Vasile Mihai

  12. Ricky johnson says:

    Nick was a long time flea market goer at kellers market. He loved guns, civil war, and was in the National Guard with a long-time friend of mine hornet dasher. devised go Mack’s gun shop loved talking with the guys and civil war shows, bobottle shows, Boy Scouts, etc. He will be sadly missed. Ricky Johnson – Midway, Georgia

  13. Raymond Davis says:

    Dear Pete,
    We are so sadden to hear about your Dad. I will never forget first meeting Nick in downtown Savannah in the early 1970’s while digging bottles. Nick has shared so much with me over the years, he was a great mentor to me and many other friends of ours. We loved listening to his stories and knowledge about his hobbies. I loved being with him, he had so much to share. I will miss our times together. I truly loved Nick. Thank you for sharing him with me. He will not be forgotten by all the people he’s touch. He loved God, his family and community. A true servant. My friend Nick will be missed dearly by many and especially me.
    Raymond and Donna Davis – Savannah, Ga.

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