Nicholas Peter Catsulis

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  • "Our deepest sympaty. He will always be remembered. ..."
    - Peggy and Frank Nicoladis
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    - Sherry Shadle
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    - Dina Vatranis
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    - Debbie (Guillot) Kaylo
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On October 24, 1936, the earth smiled with Matina and Peter Catsulis at the birth of their firstborn son, Nicholas Peter Catsulis. On February 21, 2014, the heavens finally rejoiced at his eternal homecoming. Nick will be forever remembered as a wonderful brother, uncle, and friend to many. The eternal optimist, he was always quick with a smile and a story, and though he had to overcome more adversity than most, complaint and negativity were simply not in his nature. He was loved by his community and treasured by his family. He was an inspiration to all who met him. Nick was educated in the public schools of New Orleans and graduated from Warren Easton High School before going on to earn his Bachelors Degree in Business from Southeastern Louisiana University. He then served in the Army and received an honorable discharge when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. After returning home, he taught math in various public schools in Jefferson Parish, where he impacted the lives of countless students who remembered him fondly and kept in touch for years thereafter. His illness led to an early retirement, after which he redirected his efforts towards his family and shared his gift for education with his nieces especially. He was a cornerstone of his household, and his void will be felt for years to come. His memory will remain eternal. He is survived by his loving sister Catherine Catsulis Vial, nieces Stacey Vial (Devlin Hartline) and Stephanie Vial, nephews Peter and Spiro Catsulis, and great-nephews Charles Nicholas and Alexander Daniel Hartline. He was preceded in death by his parents Peter Catsulis and Matina Mavriki Catsulis and his brother George Peter Catsulis. Funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1200 Robert E. Lee Boulevard, New Orleans, on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:00 am. Visitation at the cathedral will precede the service from 9:30-11:00 am. Burial will be at Lake Lawn Park Cemetery. The family extends thanks to Dwanna Napper for the special care she gave Nick for many years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral Archives Fund, 1200 Robert E. Lee Boulevard, New Orleans 70122. To sign the family guestbook, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Feb. 25 to Feb. 27, 2014
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