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Obituary: Nick Finley Stamatis – Men’s Basketball 1959-61 – Military Veteran – January 15, 2015

STAMATIS Nick Finley, 74, Lexington, died January 15th, 2015 at UK Medical Center. Son of the late George and Virginia Stamatis, he was born December 26th, 1940 in Lexington, KY. He graduated from Lafayette High School. He attended college at Southwestern LA in Lafayette, LA, and graduated from UK. He also served in the US Army. He is survived by three children: Leslie (and Joker) Phillips; Shane (and Madge) Stamatis; and Cy (and Eli Lyle) Stamatis. He was known as "Daddy Nick" to his beloved 13 grandchildren. In addition, he lovingly referred to his childrens’ half-brother, Chad (and Mandy) Turnbull, as his "half-son." The family would like to thank the wonderful UK health care staff who cared for Nick for the past two years. Private ceremony will be held. No visitation. Memorial contributions are suggested to CaringBridge.org or the UK Medical Center https://www.uky.edu/GiveNow.

Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on Jan. 16, 2015 – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kentucky/obituary.aspx?n=nick-stamatis&pid=173871072#sthash.1gtxbbKE.dpuf

Read more here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kentucky/obituary.aspx?n=nick-stamatis&pid=173871072#storylink=cpy
STAMATIS Nick Finley, 74, Lexington, died January 15th, 2015 at UK Medical Center. Son of the late George and Virginia Stamatis, he was born December 26th, 1940 in Lexington, KY. He graduated from Lafayette High School. He attended college at Southwestern LA in Lafayette, LA, and graduated from UK. He also served in the US Army. He is survived by three children: Leslie (and Joker) Phillips; Shane (and Madge) Stamatis; and Cy (and Eli Lyle) Stamatis. He was known as "Daddy Nick" to his beloved 13 grandchildren. In addition, he lovingly referred to his childrens’ half-brother, Chad (and Mandy) Turnbull, as his "half-son." The family would like to thank the wonderful UK health care staff who cared for Nick for the past two years. Private ceremony will be held. No visitation. Memorial contributions are suggested to CaringBridge.org or the UK Medical Center https://www.uky.edu/GiveNow.

Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on Jan. 16, 2015 – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kentucky/obituary.aspx?n=nick-stamatis&pid=173871072#sthash.1gtxbbKE.dpuf

Read more here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kentucky/obituary.aspx?n=nick-stamatis&pid=173871072#storylink=cpy
STAMATIS Nick Finley, 74, Lexington, died January 15th, 2015 at UK Medical Center. Son of the late George and Virginia Stamatis, he was born December 26th, 1940 in Lexington, KY. He graduated from Lafayette High School. He attended college at Southwestern LA in Lafayette, LA, and graduated from UK. He also served in the US Army. He is survived by three children: Leslie (and Joker) Phillips; Shane (and Madge) Stamatis; and Cy (and Eli Lyle) Stamatis. He was known as "Daddy Nick" to his beloved 13 grandchildren. In addition, he lovingly referred to his childrens’ half-brother, Chad (and Mandy) Turnbull, as his "half-son." The family would like to thank the wonderful UK health care staff who cared for Nick for the past two years. Private ceremony will be held. No visitation. Memorial contributions are suggested to CaringBridge.org or the UK Medical Center https://www.uky.edu/GiveNow.

Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on Jan. 16, 2015 – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kentucky/obituary.aspx?pid=173871072#sthash.xSvn2wBR.dpuf

Read more here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kentucky/obituary.aspx?pid=173871072#storylink=cpy
STAMATIS Nick Finley, 74, Lexington, died January 15th, 2015 at UK Medical Center. Son of the late George and Virginia Stamatis, he was born December 26th, 1940 in Lexington, KY. He graduated from Lafayette High School. He attended college at Southwestern LA in Lafayette, LA, and graduated from UK. He also served in the US Army. He is survived by three children: Leslie (and Joker) Phillips; Shane (and Madge) Stamatis; and Cy (and Eli Lyle) Stamatis. He was known as "Daddy Nick" to his beloved 13 grandchildren. In addition, he lovingly referred to his childrens’ half-brother, Chad (and Mandy) Turnbull, as his "half-son." The family would like to thank the wonderful UK health care staff who cared for Nick for the past two years. Private ceremony will be held. No visitation. Memorial contributions are suggested to CaringBridge.org or the UK Medical Center https://www.uky.edu/GiveNow.

Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on Jan. 16, 2015 – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kentucky/obituary.aspx?pid=173871072#sthash.xSvn2wBR.dpuf

Read more here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kentucky/obituary.aspx?pid=173871072#storylink=cpy

STAMATIS Nick Finley, 74, Lexington, died January 15th, 2015 at UK Medical Center. Son of the late George and Virginia Stamatis, he was born December 26th, 1940 in Lexington, KY. He graduated from Lafayette High School. He attended college at Southwestern LA in Lafayette, LA, and graduated from UK. He also served in the US Army. He is survived by three children: Leslie (and Joker) Phillips; Shane (and Madge) Stamatis; and Cy (and Eli Lyle) Stamatis. He was known as "Daddy Nick" to his beloved 13 grandchildren. In addition, he lovingly referred to his childrens’ half-brother, Chad (and Mandy) Turnbull, as his "half-son." The family would like to thank the wonderful UK health care staff who cared for Nick for the past two years. Private ceremony will be held. No visitation. Memorial contributions are suggested to CaringBridge.org or the UK Medical Center https://www.uky.edu/GiveNow.

Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on Jan. 16, 2015

Athletic Network Footnote:

Posted by Ed Dugas, Jan. 16, 2015 with information provided by Nick’s close friend and teammate, Tim Thompson.
 

Nick served in the active Army from May – December, 1958, then in the reserves until his discharge in December, 1965.

Please click here for Nick’s Athletic Network Profile. It is a classic.

Please click here for the 1961 Basketball photo gallery and click on all three photos in the top row – Nick is in all of them.

Click here for Nick and teammates enjoying the Shipley Reunion, first night at the Acadian Village, on Nov. 2, 2001.

Click here for photo of Nick, Coach Marlin & Jenny, Tim Thompson at the 2011 Basketball Reunion reception at the Alumni Center. I bet Nick just but a few words on them. As he liked to say, "Go figure."