Dimitrios Vlahos

In Memorial

Dimitrios “Jim” Lambros Vlahos, 75, died February 25, 2014 in Greenville, NC. Mr. Vlahos was the son of Lambros and Sofia from Lamia, Greece. He was the youngest of eight children and the only one to move to America. He made that move with his wife Nerantzia “Rita”; his two sons, Lambros and Hristos; his mother-in-law, Maria Alexopoulos; his brothers-in-law, Van Alexopoulos and Aris Alexopoulos along with their wives and children. They made their home on the Outer Banks in 1974. After ten years of hard work, Jim and Rita became the proud owners and operators of Kitty Hawk Pizza in 1984, serving pizza and gyros for twenty years. He retired from full-time work in 1993 and began building his retirement home in Greece. He spent three years working tirelessly on that home and then spent the last eighteen years entertaining family and friends there with his homemade wine and delicious souvlakia. He continued to live four to five months every year on the Outer Banks mentoring his sons in their own successful business on the beach.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Hristos; and one sister, Athanacea. He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Nerantzia Alexopoulos Vlahos; son, Lambros Dimitrios Vlahos and wife Linda of Southern Shores, NC; son, Hristos Dimitrios Vlahos and wife Marlee of Kitty Hawk, NC; grandsons, Dimitrios Vlahos, Yanni Vlahos, Nicholas Vlahos and Thomas Vlahos; four sisters, Yana, Betsy, Magdelena, and Morfo of Greece.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, is serving the Vlahos family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.twifordfh.com.

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  1. Kevin Nelson

    The first time I met your father he left a lasting impression. I remember his smile and laughter. Roxanne and I were at Corolla on the 4th of July and we were serving pizza at the 4th party in the middle of a large field. Your dad was trying to show me how to slice the pizza with that big curved blade and we had a little bit of a language issue. He laughed as he educated me on the use of the pizza cutter and the correct size to cut. I’m sorry for your loss. Keep the memories close to your heart.
    Kevin Nelson and Family

  2. Tom & Jan Filkins

    We offer our condolences to your family at the loss of Dimitrios. Our thoughts are with your entire family and regret being unable to attend the services tomorrow.

  3. Allan and Ann McPherson

    Allan and I would like for you to know our thoughts and prayers are with each of you as you go through the coming days.
    Chris, give your mom a special hug from us and tell her we are thinking of her.
    God Bless,
    Allan and Ann

  4. Carlos F. Gomez

    I met Jim in the mid 80’s. He was a man of a kind smile and a honest look. It was a pleasure to visit and talk to him for few minutes at least once a week for years. He enjoyed a wonderful life and great family of which I admire and I am respectful and learning from. He accomplished much and always remained humble and warm. Your presence, Jim, will be felt in the heart of your sons whom I am proud to call friends. My prayers and intentions are for the family. May we always appreciate what you stood for and always remember all you taught us. Amen

  5. Mino Babic

    I remember when your father used to come to the kitchen in the middle of the biggest rush and started preparing things like pretzels or cakes from the pizza dough, calmly, with his own pace. Often he showed me tricks e.g. how to clean pizza pans quickly. Though we did not speak much due to the language barrier, I considered him a friend, a warm person always willing to help, always sharing a smile, advice or some food goodies. Happy that I have met him. My sincere condolences

  6. Bob & Crystal Riddick & boys

    We extend our condolences and prayers to your family. May God comfort you in your time of need.

  7. Brenda Ward

    I was so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He and my late husband, Gov Ward were good friends and despite the language barrier, my husband liked to visit with Jim and talk with him. He had a great respect for him and knew what a hard worker he was and that he was a wonderful gentleman. My condolences to Rita and this close extended family.

  8. Doreen Martier Solomon

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Such good memories of Jim and Lambros from summers at Pizza Hut all those years ago. Sending prayers to the entire family.

  9. Kim Moreland

    So sorry for you loss. I remember your Dad for Kitty Hawk Pizza, he was a wonderful person. May he rest in peace. Prayers to you and your family.

    Kim Moreland

  10. Ana

    I am so sorry for your loss. Although, I do not know your family personally, I would like to share some encouraging thoughts from the Bible. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. May these words give you a new hope.

  11. Fr. Maximus Tatum

    May Dimitrios’s Memory be Eternal! Please know that the Kiousis family (Perry, Kiki, and their children) offers their condolences on the loss of such a wonderful friend and that a memorial donation was made to Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Church in Dimitrios’s name. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May our Good God bless and protect each of you! Fr. Maximus Tatum, Rector, Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Church, Moyock, N.C.

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