808 N Union Street | Wilmington, DE 19805
Nicholas Vouras passed away March 8th after a courageous battle with heart disease and diabetes. Born June 24, 1939 in Wilmington, he was the son of John and Evokia Vouras, owners of the original Kozy Korner Restaurant on Delaware Avenue in Wilmington. Like all Greek children of that generation, he worked in the family business. He was a graduate of P.S. DuPont High School and the University of Delaware, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He took over the family business in 1964, upon the death of his father. In the late 80s, the Kozy Korner was closed for the building of a hotel. Nick kept busy as owner of Mom’s Smoke Shop and Forwood Construction. He was also on the Board of Directors of Ninth Ward Savings & Loan Association. In 1993, he reestablished the Kozy Korner at its current location on Union Street. Many people remember fondly his voicemail during the long renovation process. He was “on a mission.” Nick was also very involved with Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Wilmington, where he served on the Parish Council, including as President, on the Endowment Fund Committee, and General Chairman of the Greek Festival for many years. He was also active in the Order of AHEPA, serving as President and multiple terms as Treasurer. He was a Grand Master of the Masons and was an avid supporter of the Odyssey Charter School. As recently as last week he was saying he could not wait to get out of the hospital to help raise funds for the school. Nick was predeceased by his parents and his sisters Venetia and Connie, and his niece Terry Snyder. He is survived by his brother Edward of Wilmington, son John and his wife Leticia, daughter Lydia and her husband Glenn Bark. He is also survived by two grandsons Nicholas and Alexander, and cousin Tom Laskaris and his wife Mary. Friends may call at 10am Wednesday, March 14th at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 808 N. Broom Street in Wilmington followed by the funeral service at 12 pm. Interment will be at Silverbrook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Nick’s memory to the Odyssey Charter School, Barley Mill Plaza, 4319 Lancaster Pike, and Wilmington, DE 19805.