Nicholas Constantinos Samaras, II
October 16, 1947 ~ March 11, 2019
On Monday, March 11, 2019 Nicholas Constantinos Samaras, II passed away due to heart complications at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center in Carson City, Nevada.
Nick was born in Morristown, New Jersey on October 16, 1947. Nick grew up in Morristown where he helped his father in his shoe and hat repair shop. Nick graduated from Morristown High School in 1967. After graduation he joined the Marine Corps. During training for the Green Berets he was injured and received an honorable discharge. After service, he became a police officer in New Jersey.
In 1977 he moved to Ely, Nevada from Salt Lake City, Utah where he worked for the Ely Police Department. While in Ely he met and married his wife of over 40 years, Alda Beth Kerr. They were married on July 19, 1978 in East Ely, Nevada. In 1983 Nick became a father to his son Nicholas, III.
His son watched his father coach football, which he loved very much. He coached Pop Warner Football in Northern Nevada and he coached high school football at several high schools in Northern Nevada and around Lake Tahoe. A lot of people referred to him as “Coach”. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping was a favorite pastime with his family. He and his wife also enjoyed taking cruises.
His is survived by his wife, Alda Beth Samaras (Kerr), his son Nicholas Constantinos Samaras, III, (Carly), his granddaughter Kairi Samaras and his grandson, Kayson Samaras. He is also survived by his sister, Victoria Polentas (Samaras) and several nieces and nephews.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Nick at a later date after the weather warms up.