Angelo Gus Dotsikas

angelo dotsikas

March 25, 1935 ~ May 17, 2023

Born in: Daphne, Greece
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Angelo Gus Dotsikas, 88, of Asheville, NC passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. He was born in Daphne Greece to Konstantinos Theodore Dotsikas and Konstandia Vlahos Dotsikas who preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years; Catherine Mitsiou Dotsikas and his three children; a son, Gus Dotsikas (Susan); and two daughters; Tula Dotsikas and Eleni Dotsikas Chapman (Michael); and one granddaughter; Athena Maria Chapman. He is also survived by two brothers; Theodore Dotsikas and Jimmy Dotsikas (Tina); and a sister; Chris Dotsikas Pasiakos (John) and many nieces and nephews.
Angelo came to Asheville in 1955. He started working at Tic-Toc Restaurant in Hendersonville and then moved to Asheville and entered in partnerships in several restaurants. The biggest accomplishment of his life was the Silver Dollar Restaurant on Clingman Avenue and along with his wife and his daughter, Tula, and brothers; Theodore and Jimmy, they ran the businesses for several decades.
Angelo loved to work hard and enjoyed all his customers, was a beekeeper for 50 years and gardening. He was involved in the Church and Greek community especially in his retirement. A life long member of the “VELOUCHI” Association.
Dad put a smile on everyone’s face that he met.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road. A funeral service is planned for Monday, May 22, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church with the Fr. Michael Diavatis officiating. Burial will follow the at Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 8369, Asheville, NC 28814. Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.


Visitation: May 21, 2023 4:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805


Funeral Service: May 22, 2023 11:00 am

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
227 Cumberland Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801



Riverside Cemetery
53 Birch Street
Asheville, NC 28801

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  1. Tula, I know how much you loved your father and how much he meant to you. His passing must be very hard on you and your family. Chase and I are praying for all of you. Your dad was a great man. Love to you and your family.

  2. I’m sorry to hear about your Dad. What a wonderful life he had and and great influence he was. Sending you prayers for comfort and peace. Debra Nesbitt

  3. He was such a Warm, Friendly, Loving,
    Hard Working man. 🥰 Angelo Always Welcomed you into The Silver Dollar and if He and Catherine identified you as Family – – the Welcome 🤗 was so Sweet and Special… ♥️ I am praying 🙏🏻 for The Dotsikas Family for Strength and Faith during this Difficult time of Life Transition. Rest Easy Angelo 🕊 You are Missed. ♥️♥️♥️

  4. What a sweet, quiet yet wonderful presence Angelo had. I and my family were blessed to get to know him and the family through the past 35 years of Gus and Susans marriage. We learned of their Greek heritage that was shared with open hearts. We treasure it as an extended family. The loss is great but the blessings he gave will stay through eternity. Our hearts will grieve along with anyone who knew this peaceful, kind man. May you find comfort in the days ahead knowing that he is free from sickness and made whole through Jesus Christ his savior! The reunion is coming and what joy it will be. God bless and keep you…..

  5. My sincere condolences to Gus and family for your loss!

    Annette Coleman
    Retired First Citizens Bank

  6. A fine man – always a gentleman. Cowboys, honeybees, hard work, and great food are four things that come to mind on his passing. Grateful to have known you sir. Best wishes for your wife, daughter, and son.

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