OBITUARY

Nicholas Theodore Sangalis

March 14, 1930February 25, 2013
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Nicholas T. Sangalis Cardiff CA, Bloomington MN

Nicholas T. Sangalis, 82, passed away peacefully at his home in California on Monday, February 25, 2013. A native of East Chicago, Indiana, Nick lived for many years in both Cardiff, California and Bloomington, Minnesota.

Nick is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Evelyn Halas Sangalis; four children - Greg (Jane) Sangalis, Jeff (Kathy) Sangalis, Rebecca (Paul) Gyra, and Steve (Moiria) Sangalis; ten grandchildren – Ted (Caitie) Sangalis, Anna (Erik) Stiller, Jenny Sangalis, Emily Sangalis, Christine Sangalis, Nick Gyra, Christopher Gyra, Theo Gyra, Nick Sangalis, and Alexa Sangalis; his sister Diana Sangalis, brother Dean (Vel) Sangalis, ten grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Nick was a graduate of East Chicago Roosevelt High School and Indiana University Bloomington’s School of Business. Following military service in the Korean War and college graduation, Nick embarked on a long and distinguished career in labor relations; the last 30 plus years as the owner and President of his own labor relations consulting firm, Alpha Associates, Inc.

A dedicated and devoted husband and father, Nick was the leader of his family and teacher, counselor and support to many people throughout his life. He was loved by many. His family is forever grateful and indebted to him for instilling such a great sense of family unity and values, unconditional love, and a positive attitude to their lives.

Visitation will be held at the Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church at 3459 Manchester Avenue Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007 on Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 4-8pm. Funeral services will be held at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church at 3459 Manchester Ave., Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007 at 9:30 am on Monday March 4, 2013 with a reception immediately following. A private burial will follow the reception at Miramar National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church at 3459 Manchester Ave, Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007 or a charity of your choice. Though all will greatly miss their Husband, Dad, Papou, Uncle, Brother and friend, there is comfort in knowing that Nick is at home with our savior.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 4, 2013
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March 14, 2013

Greg, Sorry to learn of the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am sure you have many positive memories of your father and things you did together. Frank Rinaudo

nate carras

March 13, 2013

I spoke with Dean the instant I heard
about Nick's passing. Cathy and I both express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I have recollections of Nick as a child. Nate & Cathy Carras

Holly Lichtenberger Nasby

March 13, 2013

Dear Sangalis Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy. Nick was a wonderful husband,father and friend. May all your memories stay close to your heart. Peace to you all.

Jane (Davenport) Berra

March 12, 2013

Rebecca and the entire Sangalis family. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Nicholas. My sincerest sympathy to all of you during this time of loss. Thinking of you.......

Anne (Rockwell) Jacobson

March 9, 2013

Dear Rebecca, Evelyn, and the entire Sangalis family, I just learned tonight about Nick's passing ... my deepest condolences. This world has lost a great man and I'll always remember him fondly.

Steve Babick

March 6, 2013

Evelyn and Sangalis family;

I was saddened to hear about the passing of Nick. I had grown to admire and delight in his warm personality these last few years. He was knowledgeable, kind, and generous to a fault. His love of the Minnesota Vikings was inconceivable in this city of San Diego. But it was easily overlooked knowing his other great qualities.

I will miss him dearly. I am sure he is entertaining the angels in heaven with his stories and humor.

May he rest in peace. Amen
Steve

Steve Babick

March 6, 2013

Evelyn and Family:

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Nick. I had grown to enjoy his warm smile and charming company. His love of the Minnesota Vikings was delightful to see. He was a great man with lots of experience, knowledge, and wisdom along with a down to earth warm personality. I will miss him a lot. I am sure he is entertaining the angels in heaven with his stories and charm.

May he rest in peace.
Amen.

Steve Babick

Nancy Larson

March 6, 2013

Dear Rebecca and Sangalis family: We our so sorry to learn of Nick's death, but we know, he knew his heavenly Father and rejoice that he has gone to his heavenly home! During those middle and high school years Nick and Eve were like second parents to many us girls and I will always remember him teasing me and sharing fun family meals. All the best during this difficult time. We have just lost Mark's mom last week and we have a saying - "We cry, we laugh, we do some work, and then repeat." Love and prayers, Nancy and Mark Larson Family, Wichita, Kansas

March 4, 2013

I met Nick in 1997 when the company that I worked for was acquired by Seneca Foods Corporation. Over the years Nick was a resource for me with the Labor Relations issues that we have had. During the time that I knew him, Nick was a teacher/mentor for me and a proponent for my career. Nick also became a good friend to me.

Nick was always focused on the current issues, but he always took the time to ask about my family and me. He helped me with some very difficult Labor situations. Nick always endorsed me for more responsible positions with senior management. If I ever obtain a portion of the Labor Relations knowledge that he had I will be doing well.

Nick will be missed. You have my deepest sympathies for your loss.

Jim Uttech
Vice President - Human Resources
Seneca Foods Corporation

Peter and Vana Stiller

March 4, 2013

Dear Greg, Jane and family: Peter and I are so sorry to hear about Papou's passing. You have our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love and Blessings, Peter and Vana Stiller