Obituary of Nicholas Tzimas
Nicholas K. Tzimas
Penfield - Formerly of Athens, Greece, Niko went to be with the Lord on October 24, 2018 at age 71. Predeceased by parents, Konstantine and Katerina Tzimas. Nicholas is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Catherine; precious sons, Konstantine & Evan (Lynsie); adored granddaughter, Veyda Mae; brother, Athanasios; dear sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Laurie and Charles Paparone; and many beloved friends and family members.
No prior calling. A Memorial Service in celebration of Niko's life will be held Saturday November 3, 2018 at 10 AM at Lighthouse Bible Baptist Church, 48 S. Estate Dr. Webster, 14580. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations to Lighthouse Bible Baptist Church.
Nick "Niko" grew up in Athens, Greece. He had a loving and godly mother and father, and younger brother. He also had a large and loving extended family. He really enjoyed playing soccer in his youth.
His aunt Elly helped him come to America (Albany,NY) at the age of 23. He was active in the Greek church in Albany, where he was a cantor, Greek school teacher, and sang in the choir. He also enjoyed acting, where he had the lead role in 2 Greek comedy plays. He made many wondererful and lasting friendships in Albany.
Nick married Cathy in l975, and moved to Rochester a few years later. He was employed by Rochester Products/Delphi Automotive for 30 years. During that time, he was privileged to pursue his college desires and completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.
He was a very active and dedicated member of the AHEPA (American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association) Flower City Chapter #67, where he served as President for several years and treasurer. He was also on the scholarship committee.
Niko was a Yankees fan whom enjoyed watching the games on TV and loved attending them with his sons and family. He also was a Dallas Cowboys fan.
Nick loved Greek music. He enjoyed singing, and dancing with his friends. His favorite dance was the hasapiko, which he loved dancing with his wife.
He and Cathy loved traveling to Greece to visit his brother, many cousins and wonderful friends.
Niko was a great cook, and his specialty was lamb on the spit and kokoretsi.
Niko so loved his family and dear friends, and they loved him. He was very proud of his sons Konstantine and Evan, and loved his daughter Lynsie. How he adored his precious granddaughter Veyda Mae, and she so loved her Papou.
Through Nick's health challenges these last few years, he drew close to the Lord Jesus, and trusted in Christ's wonderful salvation, and found great peace. He read his daily Bible devotion and God gave him strength and courage for each day. He would often tell others "the Lord is helping me" and now we have the blessed hope that one day we will be together in heaven.
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