Nick James Gakes

February 9, 1922February 13, 2018
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GAKES, Nick James, 96, on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Loving husband of Olga (nee Thavorides) Gakes; loving and devoted father of Marian Gakes and Christine (Jim) McMillan; dear grandfather "Papou" of Alison (Tim) McCarthy, Rachel (Garren) Lafser, Nicolas, and Katerine Gakes and ; dear brother of Frieda (the late John) Maniatis; dear cousin, uncle, and friend to many.

SERVICES: Visitation 9:30 until time of service at 11:00am Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at KRIEGSHAUSER MORTUARY WEST CHAPEL 9450 Olive Blvd., Olivette. Interment with Military Honors to follow in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Resources or online at to bring God's word to the blind.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  • Funeral Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Nick James Gakes

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February 23, 2018

Our family was blessed to have been touched by Nick's friendship and faith. We will cherish the times we spent with Nick, a man of love, compassion and humility. May his memory be eternal.

George Argos
Kathryn Argos

Marilyn Voorhees

February 21, 2018

What a beautiful example he was to all of us.
He always had a beautiful smile on his face for everyone he ran into.
May the love of God just surround you, Olga, as you go through this mourning

Sue Kumpis Hendershot

February 20, 2018

Sorry to hear Nicks passing. But knowing where he is such a blessing. I miss you all. I'll keep you in my prayers. Bless you all, Susan Kumpis Hendershot

Emily Basarabescu

February 20, 2018

We are keeping the Gakes family in our thoughts and prayers as they celebrate the life of Mr. Gakes. Our deepest sympathy. May God's love surround you as you process this loss.
With love, Emily & Franco

Lisa Bross

February 19, 2018

Nick was a inspiration to everyone he met. The joy on his face told you he knew our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. As friends, we know we will see him again.
Our prayers are toward the family, we know our God is Faithful!!! God Bless, Jim & Charlotte Gaines; and Lisa Bross

Judy Golightly

February 18, 2018

We send our love and condolences to Olga and all of Nick's family. Nick was such a dear man! He was so humble and compassionate and loved the Lord so much! We have the comfort that we will see him again some day in heaven. Praise God! Judy and Bill Golightly


February 17, 2018

My condolences to you, your family and loved oned. May God give you the strength to make it through this difficult time.