302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Nicholas G. Hatzis

On Sunday, September 29th, 2019, Nicholas George Hatzis, loving husband, father, brother and grandfather passed away at age 80.

Nicholas was born January 15th, 1939 in Nafpaktos, Greece. Nick overcame the hardships of his youth, growing up during World War II and the Greek Civil War. In 1959 he immigrated to New York City and realized the American dream. It was in New York he met his first wife, Demetra Selemeta. In 1961 he became a naturalized citizen and a very proud American. Nick and Demetra moved to Wilmington, Delaware in 1962 and had two daughters, Eleni Hatzis-Schoch and Gigi Hatzis Clark.

He owned Interstate Wholesale Florist until he retired. Having lost his first wife to cancer, he was lucky enough to find love again and marry Katherine Annos Hatzis. They were able to enjoy 12 years of good health together until unfortunately Alzheimer’s robbed them of the last eight years. Katherine was a compassionate and patient caregiver.

Nick had a lifelong childlike enthusiasm for all things mechanical. He enjoyed collecting construction equipment and running his properties. He liked to end every meeting with the phrase “God Bless America!”

He is preceded in death by his parents George and Georgia Hatzis, his sister Ermioni, and his first wife Demetra. He is survived by his wife Katherine, his siblings Thomas Hatzis (Bing) and Koula Bassiakos, his two children Eleni (Brent) and Gigi (Jan), his two stepdaughters, Liza Kritikos (Teddy) and Elaine Tchoulakian (Ray), and his grandchildren (listed in birth order), Demetra Hatzis-Schoch, George Hatzis-Schoch, Sophia Clark, Catharina Clark, Maria Kritikos, Joanna Clark, Sia Kritikos, and Nicholas Hatzis-Schoch.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.



Funeral Services

Services will be held Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 808 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19806. Guests may pay their respects at the visitation at 10 a.m., followed by a Service at 11 a.m.


    Kate Stevens lit a candle
    09/30/2019 10:01 am
    Manijeh Haeri lit a candle and writes,
    You and your family are in our hearts in this difficult time. Please accept our deepest condolences. We share this loss with you. Haeri Family
    09/30/2019 11:11 am
    Debbie Pizarro lit a candle
    09/30/2019 12:02 pm
    The Pecoraro's lit a candle and writes,
    We send our deepest sympathy to the family. We love you
    09/30/2019 12:10 pm
    Stephanie Frangia Baker lit a candle and writes,
    To the Hatzis Family, On behalf of the entire Frangia family, our condolences to your family. Mr. Hatzis will be remembered for his endless generosity, warm smile and beautiful heart. We loved and appreciated him. May he rest in peace.
    09/30/2019 12:42 pm
    Catherine and hugh Ross lit a candle and writes,
    Sorry about this Gigi. Have great memories with you all and appreciate the great man he was and you were also fab daughter to him. All my love and thoughts to you all from ireland. RIP papuli
    09/30/2019 12:52 pm
    Karen Burns Mannke lit a candle and writes,
    Your dad lived the American Dream and did it well. He will continue to inspire all of you!! Peace, love and friendship!
    09/30/2019 01:11 pm
    Kevin & Danielle Sullivan lit a candle and writes,
    Regards to Gigi, Jan and the extended family following this difficult loss.
    09/30/2019 01:16 pm
    Carmen Martinez lit a candle and writes,
    Gigi, we are truly sorry for your loss. Accept our deepest condolences, may your dad continue to live in your hearts.
    09/30/2019 02:07 pm
    James and Roseann Stewart lit a candle and writes,
    The Stewart family sends our condolences to all your family for your loss. May he Rest In Peace. . 🙏🏻❤️
    09/30/2019 02:14 pm
    Tina Kauflie writes,
    This saddened my heart when I received the news of Nicks passing. He was a good man, loving father and loving husband. I have fond memories. He was always kind to me. RIP Nick and God Bless Katie and family. Tina and Charlie Kauflie 😔❤🙏
    09/30/2019 02:41 pm
    Peter &Karen Karagiannis lit a candle and writes,
    Gigi & Eleni, We are so sorry for your loss. Your father was a very special man. He was like a second father to me. We’ve had some really great conversations over the years. He will really be missed. My prayers go out to you and your family.
    09/30/2019 02:48 pm
    Lisa Lincoln lit a candle
    09/30/2019 04:28 pm
    Passas George
    09/30/2019 04:54 pm
    Jenny & Rustom writes,
    Dear Eleni, Brent, Demetra, George & Nick, We are deeply sorry for your loss and send our love, prayers and hugs to all of you. Know that we are thinking of you during this sad time and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs. Jenny & Rustom
    09/30/2019 07:17 pm
    Susie and Bob Davis lit a candle and writes,
    Love that your dad enjoyed his American Dream to its fullest. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family!
    09/30/2019 07:33 pm
    Gerry Hendrix writes,
    Gigi , extremely sad to hear about his passing. He was a wonderful man funny and charming character. He was surrounded by lots of love and a wonderful family. Hugs to all. Gerry & Fiona.
    09/30/2019 09:03 pm
    Elizabeth Campanella Beaver lit a candle and writes,
    Eleni and Gigi, so sorry to hear about the passing of your father.
    09/30/2019 09:25 pm
    Ping Wu
    10/01/2019 06:37 am
    Laura and George Papachrysanthou lit a candle and writes,
    Our deepest sympathies to all if the family. Sorry we could not attend services as I live in Oklahoma City and George is on his way here fir a few weeks. Cherish all the good times and memories. Love. George and Laura
    10/01/2019 09:57 am
    George and Laura Papachrysanthou lit a candle and writes,
    Our deepest sympathies to all of the family. He will he missed. Cherish all the good times and the memories. Love and prayers to all
    10/01/2019 10:06 am
    Yan writes,
    Eleni and Gigi,our deepest sympathies for all the family members,sorry for your loss. Both of you are fabulous daughters. The good memories will be always with you. All our love and thoughts to you all from China.
    10/01/2019 11:01 am
    Janet Fielding writes,
    In peace and love we have good memories of Nick! Kay you are in my prayer thoughts! Love Janet
    10/01/2019 11:11 am
    Beth Constantinou lit a candle and writes,
    To The Hatzis Family; You have my sincerest sympathy in your loss of Nick. Keep the memories close to your heart.
    10/01/2019 11:38 am
    Mary V. George writes,
    My deepest sympathy to Katherine and his entire family. Nick was a beautiful soul and a very generous heart. May he rest in peace and may his family live to remember him. I certainly will remember his kindness. A true gentleman May his memory be eternal. Mary George
    10/01/2019 01:32 pm
    Ghecas Family lit a candle and writes,
    The Ghecas Family fondly remembers all the Easter flowers and Christmas poinsettias you gave us for years! Talking to you always reminded me of my Dad Lou . Love to the Hatzis Family.
    10/01/2019 04:22 pm
    Eugenia Kafes writes,
    I met Nick a few times He impressed me as a very nice man .I know his daughters Eleni and Gigi who are lovable ,good hearted,Very special.I feel for them and they have my condolences
    10/01/2019 04:48 pm
    10/01/2019 04:51 pm
    Eugenia kafes writes,
    I met Nick a few times and he impressed me as a very nice man .I know Eleni and Gigi who are very lovable and very special.My condolences goes to them and their families.
    10/01/2019 05:35 pm
    Robin Ireland lit a candle and writes,
    Thinking of you and sending prayers for strength and healing.
    10/02/2019 08:59 am
    Diane and Dan lit a candle and writes,
    Gigi, with thoughts and prayers for your family at this difficult time. Cherish all the great memories of your Dad, he’ll always be in your heart. Love,Di
    10/03/2019 08:23 am
    Dean Karamihalis writes,
    Nick was a very nice man and was always kind . May God rest his soul and my prayers go out to his family.May he rest in peace.
    10/04/2019 08:42 am
    Lamia El-Fattal lit a candle and writes,
    Nicholas was a kind and generous man. I will always be thankful to him for giving me shelter when I needed it. He was funny and warm and worked so hard. We argued politics all the time. I will never forget him. May he Rest In Peace. Love to the entire family.
    10/08/2019 02:35 pm

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