Mike G Koutsounadis

August 15, 1932February 2, 2021

Mike George Koutsounadis, 88, of Waynesboro, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Augusta Health.

Mr. Koutsounadis was born on August 15, 1932 in Chios, Greece and was a son of the late George John and Kyriaki (Fotinos) Koutsounadis. After immigrating to the United States, Mike worked in several restaurants before opening his own. He owned and operated restaurants for more than 50 years. Mike was a member of the Kimisis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church in Brooklyn for many years and served as church caretaker. He later attended the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Charlottesville. Mr. Koutsounadis enjoyed tending to his garden and cooking.

On November 19, 1966 he married the former Rose Ella Gochenour, who preceded him in death on December 20, 2006.

Mr. Koutsounadis is survived by his children, Chuck Spraggins of Louisiana, George Koutsounadis and wife Traci of Louisiana, John Koutsounadis of Virginia, Kyriaki “Kitsa” Lee of Virginia; sisters, Maria Stoupakis and husband Charlie of New York, Vivi Haviaras and husband Stavros of New York; grandchildren, Amanda Spraggins, Sherri Spraggins, Conchetta Castillo, Charlie Spraggins, Kerri Sepulvado, Terri Spraggins, Emya Lee, Jayson Lee, Lee Frazier; great-grandchildren, Josh Spraggins, Khloe Castillo, Kaleb Woolridge, Mariya Woolridge, Eli Spraggins, Lacie Franks, Sutton Franks, Stetson Spraggins, Maddie Pearl Spraggins, Kaleigh Sepulvado, Michael Sepulvado; nieces and nephews, John N. Koutsounadis, Gus Stoupakis, John Stoupakis, Joann Mallas, George Stoupakis, Kay Georgopalis, and Theodoara Haviaras. In addition to his wife and parents, Mike was preceded in death by a brother, Nick Koutsounadis, and a nephew George N. Koutsounadis.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 12 Noon at Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren, 1177 Mt. Zion Road, Luray, VA 22835, with Father Panagiotis Hanley officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests all memorial contributions be made to the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 100 Perry Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22902; or to the Kimisis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church, 224 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215.

Those wishing may share a memory or an online condolence by visiting

Arrangements entrusted to the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.


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John Butler

February 5, 2021

I knew Mike at the senior center, was wonderful person. He was watching me play bridge one day, after a few hands, he leaned and asked me if there were any face cards in this game? Everyone broke out laughing when I explained usually but not for me today. That memory will always be with me, a great guy.

Amy Rowan

February 5, 2021

One of my favorite childhood memories was visiting my cousins Kitsa and a Johnny at my Aunt Rosie and Uncle Mike’s when they lived in Quantico. I loved going to the restaurant Uncle Mike owned. He always made me feel special when I visited!
I know you are in a better place surrounded with loved ones.
Love, Amy

Barbara Vincent

February 4, 2021

My family learned so much about life from your father and his wonderful-detailed stories. He taught us how to cook, laugh & to always be strong and kind. He is missed. Hugs to your family to remain strong and know the love around you.

Robin Brown

February 4, 2021

My condolence to you Kitsa and the kids I love u and send you the strength to go on

Bekky Jones

February 4, 2021

I didn't see him very often, but what a kind and genuine man. Gone but never forgotten. I love you, Kitsa!!
I am so sorry for you loss...

Alyce Mcallister

February 4, 2021

I am so sorry for your family in the lose of this wonderful man . You and your kids took very good care of him . I am sure he is smiling down at you and will be you Guardian angel

Steve King

February 4, 2021

I knew Mike from the Waynesboro Senior Center. As a substitute driver, I often drove the bus that picked him up in the morning and took him home in the afternoon. I very much enjoyed our conversations on the bus.

Mike was a kind, unselfish, gentle man. He participated in various activities at the Senior Center and was a joy to be around. He really cared for others.

Mike made the best Greek Salad I've ever eaten (and I've been to Greece), and he shared it often with members of the Senior Center.

We all will miss this wonderful man.

Steve King

Sandra Curry

February 4, 2021

Such fond memories of this wonderful man. Condolences to his entire family.

Mary Louise Leake

February 4, 2021

Kitsa, my sincere condolences and love to you. You took such loving care of your father and made his last days so much better and kinder. Your father was a handsome, sweet man. Take care and know I’m thinking of you!!!! Mary Louise