Van Nicholas Fochios, Sr., 81, of Woodbine, passed from this life on Monday, August 8, 2022 at Frederick Health Hospital. He was the husband of Deborah (Mullinix) Fochios. Born on August 31, 1940, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Nicholas Fochios and Evelyn (Nikoloudis) Fochios.
Van graduated from St. Paul's School for Boys in 1959, where he lettered in lacrosse and football. Mr. Fochios was a supervisor for many years at F.P. Winner, Limited and later in the same position for the Maryland Lottery.
He had a Captain's license and was an avid fisherman. Van was a classic car enthusiast and enjoyed drag racing. He mostly enjoyed spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Dawn Bintz, Nick Fochios and spouse Chad, Van Fochios, Jr. and spouse Petra, Athena Wolfe and spouse Ray; grand-children: Secora Rosebrough, Amanda Hendrix, Nick Bintz, Van Fochios, III, Claudia Fochios, Dean Fochios, Gabrielle Fochios, Everly Wolfe and Parker Wolfe; and great-grandchildren: Brooke, Dylan, Cody, Paul, Hadleigh, Avery and MacKenzie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Fochios, and a son-in-law, Peter Bintz.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 14 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Stauffer Funeral Home, 8 East Ridgeville Boulevard, Mt. Airy. A graveside service will be held on Monday, August 15 at 11:00 AM at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens, Marriottsville. Interment will be at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens in Marriottsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Chesapeake Bay Foundation, ATTN Membership Department, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403.