Danny Giakoumelos
February 3, 1958 - August 28, 2021
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Visitation
Saint George Orthodox Cathedral
406 N Academy St
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 233-8531 | Map
Wednesday 9/1, 9:45 am - 10:30 am

The family kindly requests attendees to please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Service
Saint George Orthodox Cathedral
406 N Academy St
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 233-8531 | Map
Wednesday 9/1, 11:00 am
*This service will be Live Streamed.

The family kindly requests attendees to please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Cemetery
Woodlawn Memorial Park
1 Pine Knoll Dr.
Greenville, SC 29609
Wednesday 9/1, 12:15 pm

The family kindly requests attendees to please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Dionysius Nikitis Giakoumelos fell asleep in the Lord on August 28, 2021 at UNC Lenoir Health Care in Kinston, NC. He was born in Zaknythos, Greece on Feb 3, 1958 to the late Nikitas and Anthula Giakoumelos. “Danny” as he was known to all, arrived in the United States in 1975. With an entrepreneurial spirit…

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George Raptis left a message on September 1, 2021:
MY SYMPATHY AND CONDULENCES GOES OUT TO ALL HE LOVED AND TOUCHED. JEREMY I EXPRESS MY SYMPATHY AND CONDULENCRS TO YOU AND UR BROTHER AND FAMILY I LOST MY DAD IN FEB. I KNOW MY DADDY WAS THERE WAITING ON UR FATHER AT THE GATES OF HEAVEN JUST KEEP HIS MEMORY AND SPIRIT ALIVE AND BOTH OF OUR DADS ARE OUR GUARDIAN ANGLES NOW LOVE YALL ALL GOD BLESS YALL
Madisen Riggs left a message on September 1, 2021:
I am at a loss for words. Danny was a great man and and an even greater boss. I’ll never forget those nights with Danny and fellow friends sitting at that booth and listening to their stories of Greece or rambling on about the current news of that day. I often stopped by Olympian to see how him and his family were doing and seeing a few familiar faces. He will truly be missed and I give my sincere condolences to his family.
PASTORS MOSES O. & ESTELLA PITT left a message on September 1, 2021:
It is with much Sadness that We Offer Our Condolences to Danny's Family. Our Hearts are Heavy and We are So Sorry for your Loss. Danny was a Dear Friend to Us. He was Very Supportive of our Ministry at GREATER CHURCH in Kinston and Often Hosted Events for Our Youth to Support our City and Community. We Truly Love and Will Miss You Danny.
Lee Baker left a message on September 1, 2021:
καληνυχτα Danny Αναπαύσου εν ειρήνη
Ella quinn left a message on September 1, 2021:
Rest in peace Danny our friend.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Brittany G left a message on September 1, 2021:
In memory of Danny Giakoumelos, Brittany G lit a candle
Helen Kakouras left a message on August 31, 2021:
To The Giakoumelos Family, Our heart goes out to your Family at this difficult time. May his memory be eternal And really loved the video his baby girl was the love is his life.. God Bless, Spiro, Helen, and Irene Kakouras
Mike Powers left a message on August 31, 2021:
I am at a loss for words. I honestly can’t believe that Danny is not here anymore. He was one of my closest friends for so many years. There are so many memories of him that will stay with me forever. We had some great times and sometimes that were not so great but never a time that I regret. I will never forget you and what your friendship meant to me. I never said this to you personally but I think you knew. I loved you man…. May you rest in heavenly peace. I will never forget you!
Elizabeth left a message on August 31, 2021:
It is with deep sorrow we are finding out about the death of Danny in Kinston NC. He was always so kind to all of his customers and so ready to please! The food is like none other, very delicious! We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to his family from the customers of the Olympian!!!
Dionisis Soulis left a message on August 31, 2021:
Αχ βρε ξάδελφε μας αφησες νωρίς ... Μου ειναι πολυ δύσκολο να το δεχτω οτι σε χασαμε και δεν θα ξανα πουμε μια λεξει ποτε ξανα ... εύχομαι η ψυχουλα σου να βρει την ηρεμία που της αξίζει... μιας και η ζωη δεν ηταν και τοσο γενναιόδωρη μαζί σου... καλη ανταμωση ΚΑΛΟ ΤΑΞΙΔΙ
Helen Stravopodi left a message on August 31, 2021:
Rest in peace Uncle Danny 🕯️we love you!!
Sammy Nasrollahi left a message on August 31, 2021:
I've known Danny for over 40 years and he was one of the most generous and kindest guys I've ever met. I enjoyed traveling and playing soccer with him for many years. He was loved by all the players. His smile was contagious. He loved his family and children deeply as thy love him. Rest in peace my friend; you will be missed forever. Sammy
Patricia B. Theodore left a message on August 31, 2021:
May his Memory be Eternal... Patricia B. Theodore and family
Crystal Jade Jones left a message on August 30, 2021:
It was my pleasure to have known Danny. Deepest sympathies to his family and best friends.
Kiana S left a message on August 30, 2021:
Danny started off in my life as my boss. He had a hard outer shell. Sometimes it felt like there couldn't possibly be a soft underbelly to the man with the biggest personality who strived for perfection at every turn. A couple years passed, and I came to know a different Danny. The one that just wanted someone to talk to. Someone to listen to his stories and share in his enthusiasm at all the wonders of the world that we just didn't have our eyes open to quite like he had. He had this boyish twinkle in his eye and I think that's because there was a part of Danny that never grew up. That childlike wonder that showed up on days when the restaurant was a little slower and he would join in on the goofy antics of our little Olympian crew. Sometimes he needed a reminder that life was here for us to enjoy - fleeting but filled with wonder orchestrated just for us. Danny ended up becoming like a father to me. I don't think he even really knew how tall the pedestal was that I had him on. We argued like family, we joked like family, and now I miss him like family. I wish I could have said more. Stopped in town a few more times and sat down for a story or just to listen to Danny ramble, vent, anything, everything. In the end it's what we always wish for - more moments, more words, more memories, more time. I've played back memory after memory and I always go back to him in his usual spot. Sitting at the booth under the TV at Olympian, arms crossed, staring up at the news...a soccer game...or the cooking channel I always ended up switching to. Right there in the heart of Olympian. Our Danny.
Peggy Smith left a message on August 30, 2021:
I am so sorry to hear about Danny. He was a fine man the served the best food in Kinston NC at his restaurant. He always had a smile on his face and the best customer service ever. He will be greatly missed.
Leon Kythas left a message on August 30, 2021:
My deepest sympathies and sorrow to the Giakomelos family for your loss. I’ve known Danny since the late 1970’s playing soccer on Sundays at Wellington Green. We came back from Greece in 1992 on Olympic Airways. Great person and very heartfelt. He will be missed, may his memory be eternal.
Nick Giannopoulos left a message on August 30, 2021:
My heartfelt condolences to Danny's family. I am very saddened by Danny's sudden passing. I am about the same age as Danny and had enjoyed playing soccer with him on many occasions back in the good ole days of the 80s. I am also conveying condolences from my first cousin, John Yannopoulos and his wife Alexandra, that are currently visiting Greece.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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