April 13, 1950 – May 1, 2018
Mr. Nikolaos Pantelis Mantis, age 68, of Charlotte, NC, passed away on Tuesday morning, May 1, 2018 surrounded by his family. Nick, as he was affectionately known, was born in Viniani, Greece, on April 13, 1950, and is the son of the late Pantelis and Eleni Mantis. He emigrated to the United States in 1973 and returned home a few years later where he wed his wife, Fotini of Anatoliki Fragista. He came back to America in 1977 and settled in NC where he started his family.
Nick was an exceptional chef. He worked at Matthews Family House, Airport Diner and Athens Restaurant. For the last twelve years, he owned and operated the Mountainview Restaurant in Kings Mountain. He was an avid sports enthusiast and a devout UNC fan, particularly of Dean Smith and Tarheel basketball.
Nick was a member of The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. He was also involved with The Evrytanian Association of America. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He worked hard to provide the best for his family. He was a man of great character. One of his greatest attributes was his love for others, and it was this love that touched so many lives. He never hesitated to lend a helping hand. Nick had strong will and determination which helped him cope with his illness during the final years of his life.
Nick is survived by his wife of 41 years, Fotini Mantis, his sons Pantelis “Lee,” Dimitrios “Jimmy”, daughter Georgia and granddaughter Anastasia, as well as two brothers Triantafillos of Greece and George of Charlotte and many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Stavros, Bill and Pete.
The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Dr. Peter Copsis with Meckleburg Medical Group and Dr. Kunal Kadakia with Levine Cancer Institute for their loving care. The family also appreciates the love and support from many friends and family.
Visitation will be on Thursday, May 3 at 10:00 am at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral followed by the Trisagion and Funeral Service at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Panagia Prousiotissa Chapel, At Elatos Park, Weddington, NC or to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 600 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203.