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Mike Magoulas
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
  • Hellenic Center Building Fund, c/o The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity
    30 Race Street
    Charleston, SC 29403

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Charleston, SC 29414
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“I send my condolences to the family. I thank you for remembering my uncle Oscar L. Scott. We would always attend the Greek Festival and he would...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Brenda Scott - Charleston, SC

“May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Randy Parts - Friend

“Mike Magoulas was one fine man. I used to sit by him in church My church pew won't be the same without him. He was quiet & loving. i don't...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Mary Lee Lavelle - Charleston, SC

“May Mr. Magoulas's memory be eternal. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Becky Georgeo Butler - GA

“He was a kind gentleman. A life well lived. Praying you all can focus on all the good memories ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Mary Anderson - Medway, MA

“I knew Mike from helping him with appliance parts and some electronic repairs he asked me to do for him. He was a fine man, who called it like he saw...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Bob Collins - Summerville, SC

“Love you DadYou will be missed greatly ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Dalia - Bellevue, NE

Mike Magoulas, of Charleston, South Carolina, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2020. Amid social-distancing guidelines and travel restrictions, the family has chosen regretfully to hold a private service at 11:00 a.m. May 18, 2020, at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 30 Race Street, Charleston, SC with burial to be held at Live Oak Memorial Gardens. Funeral services will be livestreamed and accessible via Holy Trinity's website: A memorial service to be scheduled at a later date by the family.

Mike was born October 7, 1926 and lived a life of honor and dedication to God, country, and family. His parents and first-generation Greek immigrants, Antonios and Antonia (Palassis), owned a grocery store on the corner of Reed and America Streets in Charleston. Mike always described his childhood as being idyllic. He was surrounded by loving aunts, uncles, and cousins too numerous to count. He often shared with friends and family, beloved memories of summers spent on Sullivan's Island and stories of childhood mischief he just 'happened upon' with lifelong friend, Oscar L. Scott, whom Mike always considered his older brother. Every story that involved Oscar always ended with Mike joking that Oscar (a non-Greek) spoke Greek better than he himself.

Although he was too young to serve, Mike lied about his age and joined the U.S. Merchant Marines and U.S. Naval Reserves during WWII. In 1951, Mike would go on to graduate from The Citadel and serve our country proudly, during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars as a navigator on the T-33, F-89 Scorpion and F-101 Voodoo. After retiring as a Major from the USAF in 1971, he opened a heating/air conditioning and appliance repair business in the Charleston, SC area.

Mike is preceded in death by his wife Demetra Toula (Pappas); sister, Stella and brother-in-law Achilles Raptakes; and sister-in-law Joanne (Carabatsos) Magoulas. He is survived by brothers Costa (Augusta, GA) and Ross Magoulas (Charleston, SC); children, Robert M. Dalia (Mary Ellen) of Bellevue, NE; Lynda J. Mullen (Steven) of Bridgewater, MA and Michael A. Magoulas of Martinsburg, WV; grandchildren, Christine Wondra (Bob), Wendy Livingston (Mike), Andrew and Thomas Mullen, and Antonia (Tina) Magoulas – along with six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hellenic Center Building Fund, c/o The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 30 Race Street, Charleston, SC 29403.

Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, SC 29414.

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