Nikolaos G. Maroulis
Nikolaos Giorgios “Skopelitis” Maroulis, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, fell asleep in the Lord on Monday, September 11, 2023. He was 86 years old. He was preceded in death by his first-born daughter Ioanna Maroulis and his parents Giorgios and Adamandia Maroulis, and younger siblings: sister Kerasia Panagiotara, brother John Giorgios Maroulis.
Nikoalos was born on the Aegean Island of Skopelos, in the Village of Glossa, Greece in 1937. He served in the Hellenic Republic’s Navy and he joined the nation’s merchant marines upon his honorable discharge from the military. He was a highly-trained master craftsman woodworker and carpenter.
In 1975, Nikolaos immigrated to the United States along with his wife and young son George. He settled in The Bronx and became an active member of the Greek-American Institute/Zoodohos Peghe Community. Shortly after his arrival to the US, Nikolaos established NM General Contracting, an ongoing concern until he sustained permanent traumatic cranial injuries at a jobsite accident in 1993, which at times rendered him immobile and in pain. Prior to his debilitating accident, Nikolaos was an avid conservationist, outdoorsman and volunteered as a firearm safety instructor and Boy Scouts of America parent. In his limited capacity, he enjoyed making (and drinking) his own wine and political commentating on local ethnic radio. He had a fervor for life and quietly supported numerous charities. In his final years, he most loved spending time with his grandkids.
He is survived by his bellowed and devoted wife of 60 years Mahi, children George (Raquel) Maroulis, Pagona (Marc) Lalljee, and Konstandinos (Toula) Maroulis, grandchildren Sofia Therese Maroulis, Stefania Eileen and Marc Nicholas Lalljee and Anna Andromache Maroulis; and nephews and nieces George, Adamandia and John Panagiotaras; George Maroulis, Despina (Chad) Nading , Nikoletta (Sean) Hickel, and Aleka (Mike) Pettes.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that you donate to the following organizations in Nikolaos’ name:
Greek-American Institute/Zoodohos Peghe, Bronx, NY: www.greekamericaninstitute.org/donate
St. Demetrios Prep School, Astoria, NY: www.sdprep.org/donate/
St Jude’s Children’s Hospital: www.stjude.org/donate