Constantinos A. Nakas, 86, restaurant owner

April 09, 2002

Constantinos A. Nakas, former owner of an Aberdeen restaurant and carryout, died of a heart attack April 2 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The Bowie resident was 86.

A former longtime Aberdeen resident, Mr. Nakas was vacationing in his native Greece.

He was born and raised in Trikala, and after attending public schools began working in local restaurants. During World War II, he served in the Greek army.

Mr. Nakas owned a restaurant in Greece from 1942 until 1956, when he immigrated to the United States and settled in Aberdeen. In 1960, he established the Musical Inn and Carryout on U.S. 40, an establishment known for its steak subs, said a son, Arthur K. Nakas of Bowie. He retired in 1978.

In 1942, he married Helen Skenas, who died in 1999.

Mr. Nakas was active in the Greek community and was a member of Chapter No. 30 of the Order of AHEPA -- the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association.

He was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 520 S. Ponca St., where services will be held at 11 a.m. today.

In addition to his son, Mr. Nakas is survived by three daughters, Vicky Mitrou, Irene Tsakiroglou and Phyllis Papadopoulos, all of Greece; and eight grandchildren.

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