Apostolos "Paul" Kokorotsis



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Apostolos "Paul" Kokorotsis On Thursday, November 17, 2022 Paul at 98 years young peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family.  Predeceased by his wife Zoi; sisters Elizabeth (Paul) Votsis and Olga Nakis; nephew and niece, Peter and Nancy Kokorotsis. Survived by his children, Mary (Athanasios) Tzogas, Gloria Kokorotsis, Peter (Linda) Kokorotsis; Grandchildren Vasilios (Lisa), Zoe (Jimmy), Olga, Alexandra, Toli, Sophia and Brianna; Great-grandchildren, Athanasia, Damianos, Stefanos, Niko and Thano; brother Nikolaos (Pauline) Kokorotsis and brother-in-law Vangelis Nakis, along with loving nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends. Paul immigrated from Flambouro, Greece in 1951, worked very hard and opened his first restaurant in 1960. Paul excelled at cooking and camaraderie, making lots of friends along the way. He was active in his Greek community and served as past president of Omonia Flambouro Society.  For over 40 years he was a staple at the Olympia Restaurant and known as “pappou” by many and loved by all. His zest for life, along with his love for exercising, gardening, animals, music, dancing and playing his bouzouki were some of the secrets to his longevity. Paul was a loving and caring husband, father and pappou, and took pleasure in seeing all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren embrace the Greek culture.  He leaves behind a great legacy and will be forever missed. Paul’s visitation will be held Tuesday, November 22nd 3PM – 7PM at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 962 East Avenue.  Trisagion will be held at 6:30 PM.  The Funeral Service will be celebrated Wednesday, November 23 11AM at the Church.  Final resting place is White Haven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church or Lollypop Farm in his memory.  The family also thanks the 2300 block at Unity hospital for their love and care.  For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit www.meesonfamily.com


  1. Richard Nerwin on November 20, 2022 at 2:59 pm

    I remember him well going back to Stone Road. He was a real gentleman. My condolences to his family.

  2. Lollypop Farm on November 21, 2022 at 11:03 am

    Our thoughts are with Paul’s family and friends at this sad time.

  3. The Hasiotis Family on November 21, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    Thoughts and Prayers from the Hasiotis Family. May his memory be eternal.

  4. Brian Case on November 21, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    Gloria, Alexandra and Family So sorry to hear about the passing of your Pappou. What a joy to have had him all these years – though it so very sad when they leave us. Sending Love and Hugs Brian and Marjorie Case

  5. Gus Kokkinis on November 21, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your families. Gus

  6. Ronald John Arndt on November 22, 2022 at 10:47 am

    I will miss seeing you at the Restuarant You used to come and set with me many times , and I enjoyed the conservations. Rest in peace my friend..

  7. Jeanne Scheil on November 22, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    What wonderful memories I have of a great person! Paul went on many of our trips that my husband planned, and he was such a joy. His enthusiasm for life was the best. He will be missed. Sorry I am away for his services. The family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  8. Terri Dioguardi on November 22, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    My condolences to the family. Sorry to hear about Pappou. So very many fond memories of all of us at the restaurant. A friend to all, he will be sorely missed and remains in our hearts. With sympathy, Terri

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