In Memoriam: Nicholas Karabots - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

Feb 08, 2021

In Memoriam: Nicholas Karabots

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In Memoriam: Nicholas Karabots

Nicholas G. Karabots, owner of Jericho National Golf Club, died Feb. 1. He was 87.

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Karabots, of Fort Washington, Pa., was the son of the late George and Constance (nee Chrisomalis) Karabots, and husband of Athena (nee Dikegoros) Karabots, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage.

Karabots married Athena upon the conclusion of his service in the U.S. Navy. His passion to build and create led to the formation of a long and varied list of businesses in the printing, publishing, golf course, vineyard and real estate arenas. One of Karabots’ most rewarding achievements was the work of The Nicholas & Athena Karabots Foundation, a charitable organization that provided aid to those less fortunate.

In addition to his wife Athena, Karabots is survived by his three daughters Andrea Duloc (Michael), Despina McNulty (Joseph) and Constance Kolkka (Paul); 10 grandchildren: Alecia Jankowski (Matthew), Zachary Duloc (Stephanie), Andrew McNulty (Kate), Christopher McNulty (Anne), Kara McNulty, Nick Kolkka, Stefan Kolkka, Griffin Kolkka, Sophia Kolkka and Caliope Kolkka; great-grandchildren Kennedy McNulty and Zoe Duloc, and his sister Despina Fassuliotis (William). He was preceded in death by his sister Anna Agrian and his brother Christos Karabots. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a public viewing or service will not take place. A private service will be held for Mr. Karabots at St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church followed by a private interment. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Karabots’ name can be made to the following:

  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, P.O. Box 781352, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352. Write “In memory of Nicholas Karabots” on the memo line or online.
  • Einstein Medical Center Montgomery’s Nicholas Karabots Fund for the Underserved. Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, Office of Development, 559 West Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA 19403 or online.
  • Nicholas Karabots Education Fund at The Franklin Institute. The Franklin Institute, Development Department, 222 North 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103; by calling 215-448-1339; or online.

Celebrating Amateur Golf since 1897, GAP, also known as the Golf Association of Philadelphia, is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The Association’s 300 Member Clubs and 80,000 individual members are spread across the Eastern half of Pennsylvania and parts of Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.

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