Nikitas Dritsos

Obituary of Nikitas M. Dritsos

Nikitas M. Dritsos 87 of St. Petersburg passed away Monday, May 24, 2021. He was born in San Francisco, CA to Michael and Fay Dritsos (nee Skoufatos), lived in Campbell, OH until the age of 10 and Tarpon Springs until he was 18. Nikitas served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After he was discharged, he moved to St. Petersburg where he began a long career managing various Morrison’s Cafeterias. After he retired, he worked part-time for the U.S. Post Office and the St. Petersburg Times. He was preceded in death by the love of his life Virginia (nee Diehl) to whom he was married to for 50 years. Nikitas is the loving father of Vicki Dritsos (Kathleen Clancey) and Connie Dritsos (Melinda Shook) and grandfather of Nichole Blaquiere and Jackson Shook. He is also survived by his sister Sylvia Giuliani and several nieces and nephews. Nikitas loved to travel with his wife and family which saw him visit many states from Massachusetts to Los Angeles to Alaska. He also traveled to his beloved Greece twice and took several family members to Cuba in 2017. Nikitas was also an avid coin collector, loved to go fishing and enjoyed watching all types of sporting events. He was a Tampa Bay Buccaneer season ticket holder for the first 35 years of their existence. He also attended many Rays games and thoroughly enjoyed watching them on TV in his later years. He attended St. Stephanos Greek Orthodox Church where he was a Parish Council member. He loved volunteering there, especially for the annual Greek Festival. Nikitas was also an avid reader and he loved to play cards. He had a wonderful sense of humor, loved good food (especially his sister’s dolmades) and was the life of the party at many family get togethers over the years. More than anything he loved his family. Nikitas, his love, his kindness and his compassion will be sorely missed. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, June 5 beginning at 2 pm until time of service at 3 pm. Interment will be later at Bay Pines National Cemetery.
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Saturday
5
June

Visitation

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, June 5, 2021
R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Chapel
3530-49th St. No.
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
727-527-1177
Saturday
5
June

Funeral Service

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, June 5, 2021
R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Chapel
3530-49th St. No.
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
727-527-1177
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