The Bergen CLC mourns the passing of Brother Nick Kourambis
The Bergen County Central Trades and Labor Council regrets to announce that Brother Nick Kourambis passed away on April 2 at the age of 88.
Brother Kourambis was a member of Teamsters Local 560, a labor organizer, civil rights activist, a longtime delegate and Assistant COPE Director of the Bergen CLC, and recipient of our 2005 Labor Leader of the Year Award. Throughout the years, Nick has played an integral role in the local labor movement and served as an inspiration to all those who knew him.
From the Bergen Record: "KOURAMBIS Nicholas, age 88, of Leonia, on April 2, 2013. He was born in Greensboro, N.C and served his country proudly in the Navy during WWII. He was a Truck Driver for Local 560 for Wilson Freight, North Bergen, a Union Organizer for Local 707 and a Labor Union Consultant and Civil Rights Activist. He was the Vice President of the Englewood Branch of the NAACP in the 60's. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Constantinou). Devoted father of Helen Saitta, Elizabeth Goldman and the late Andrew Kourambis. Cherished Grandfather of Jason, Anthony, Meridith and Todd. Loving great-grandfather of Andie, Stefen, Sammy, Miles, Elliot and Reece. Dear brother of Christos Kourambis."
The family will receive their friends on Friday 4-8 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library." All are asked to assemble Saturday in St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 10:30 AM.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Armenian Nursing & Rehab. Center, Building & Grounds, 70 Main Street, Emerson, NJ 07630 or The Corinne Dickinson Goldsmith Center for MS, 5 East 9th Street, Box 1138, New York, NY 10029. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or www.frankpatti.com