Nicholas Tsakalos, co-owner of Baltimore-based H&S Bakery, died Wednesday of complications from Lewy body dementia at his home in Phoenix, Baltimore County. He was 72.
Mr. Tsakalos was born in Highlandtown in 1942, the son of Harry Tsakalos and Liberty Paterakis Tsakalos.
In 1943, his father and his grandfather, Isidore “Steve” Paterakis, founded H&S Bakery, where he would work for more than 55 years.
“He was a straight arrow and was as upstanding a citizen as you could find,” said Aris Melissaratos, a friend and former secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. “Nick became the ‘Mr. Inside’ of family baking operations. He was...