Nicholas Louis Markos, 90, of Broadway Avenue, Ipswich, husband of
the late Helen (Teakles) Markos, joined God Friday April 3, 2009
following a brief battle with cancer.
was born in Dover, NH February 22, 1919 to Greek immigrants Loius C.
and Angela (Rexine) Markos. The family relocated to Ipswich, looking
for work, and there Nicholas would establish himself for the
remainder of his ninety years. Nicholas was also known by many in
his community as Benny. He enlisted in WWII and served honorably in
the United States Army as an intelligence specialist, traveling in
multiple theaters during the war in the Middle East and Northern
Africa. Upon completion of his service he returned home and married
Helen Teakles. They raised a family in Ipswich and Nicholas was
employed for many years at Sylvania as a master carpenter and also
worked as a private contractor. After retiring, Nicholas turned his
attentions to his lifelong passions and his home life. He often
could be found working in his garden or puttering in his basement
and working on his home, which he built himself. Not a quiet or
reserved man by any means, he often greeted and conversed with
passers by and family and friends about life, politics, weather and
any other topics of the time that struck him. He frequently
proffered his opinion on a multitude of matters and enjoyed debates,
as well as informing those he knew well of the life lessons he
experienced, attempting to enlighten them. He was truly a student of
life. He is survived by his daughter Paula Markos Carey and her
husband William of Peabody and their children Jonathan, Christiana
and Matthew who assisted and cared for Nicholas until his death; his
son Louis Markos and wife Debbie of Idaho and their children
Christopher and Nicole of California; and his eldest daughter Carole
and her husband Francisco of California and Carole's children Alex
and Brandon of Colorado. He is also survived by four great
funeral will be held Tuesday April 7, 2009 at 9 am from the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, with a 10 am
service in the Greek Orthodox Church, Lafayette Road, Ipswich.
Interment will follow with Army Honors in the Cowles Memorial
Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.
Visiting hours are Monday 4 to 8 pm. Memorial contributions in his
name may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan
Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.