Nicholas Packs, of Endicott, passed away on September 12, 2017. Nick, like his father, was the former long-time owner of Endicott Florist. He was a leading figure in promoting business and community involvement in Endicott. A two-time cancer survivor, he was deeply devoted to his family and friends. His favorite pursuits included, golf, travel, and rooting for the New York Giants. He greatly enjoyed regular family trips to Cape Cod and Scottsdale, Arizona. Nick is predeceased by his wife Lula Packs (Karedes), parents John and Margaret Packs of the Peloponnese, Greece and Endicott, NY, and sister Ann Alexander (Packs) of Endicott. He is survived by son Michael Packs, current owner of Endicott Florist; son John Packs of Weston, MA, daughter-in-law Marion Packs (Bartle), and grandsons Nicholas, James, and Christopher Packs; son Stephan Packs of Kensington, MD, daughter-in-law Patti Murakami, and grandsons Andrew and Justin Packs. Nick also is survived by his twin sister Toni Hutin (Packs), nephews and nieces Louis Alexander, Eugenia Nichols (Alexander), Margo Alexander, Alexis Alexander, Cheryl Hutin, Piper Olsen (Hutin), John Karedes, and Kimberly McHugh (Karedes) and their spouses and children. He was the past president and lifelong member and supporter of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, member of the founding family of the Endicott parish, and pioneer for construction of the current church in Vestal, NY. Other affiliations included: Endicott Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors; Kiwanis International; Order of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), and the Fife and Drum Corps. He is a graduate of Bucknell University, Bachelor of Science, 1951, and member of Lamda Chi Alpha fraternity. A veteran of World War II, Nick served as a high-speed radio operator for the U.S. Army.
A funeral service will be held Monday, September 18th at 11:00 am at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Vestal, NY. Visiting hours are Sunday, September 17th from 2-5 pm at Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, NY. Those wishing to express sympathy in his memory may make donations to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Vestal, NY; Endicott Boys & Girls Club, Endicott, NY; or Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, http://www.dana-farber.org/How-to-Help/Memorial-and-Tribute-Gifts.aspx.
Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Date: Monday, September 18, 2017
Time: 11:00 am
Greek Orthodox Chiurch of the Annunciation
Address:4121 O'Hara Drive, Vestal, NY, 13850