The longtime owner of the Point Diner in Somers Point, Nicholas Exadaktilos, reportedly passed away suddenly on February 11th at the age of 83.

According to his obituary, Exadaktilos left his home on the island of Andros in Greece at the age of 8 to work on a farm as an apprentice. After joining Hellas Royal Navy in his teen years, Nicholas eventually made his way to the United States by way of New York with barely $30 to his name.

After working odd jobs and starting a painting company, he met his wife Orsula ('Sue') and the couple went on the begin their careers in the South Jersey restaurant business.

In 1981, the Exadaktilos' purchased Point Diner in Somers Point, along with Orsula's father and brothers.

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In honor of Nick's passing, Charlie's Bar in Somers Point turned off its outdoor neon sign on Tuesday night.

Nicholas' son, John, runs Ducktown Tavern in Atlantic City, and his son-in-law, Ari, owns Tailgaters in Galloway.

Services for Nicholas Exadaktilos are scheduled for Saturday, February 18th at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church on Mount Vernon Ave. in Atlantic City. Visitation will be from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, followed by a funeral ceremony.

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