Michael J. Fochios, a Baltimore restaurateur who was a collector of Greek religious icons, died Tuesday after a stroke at St. Joseph Hospital, where he was being treated for pneumonia. was 43 and lived on West 25th Street.
Services for Mr. Fochios were being held today at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, Preston Street and Maryland Avenue.
About a week ago, he sold the Wyman Park Restaurant, at 25th and Howard streets, which he had owned since the death of his father in 1981. The neighborhood restaurant was started by his father and grandfather in 1939.
The younger Mr. Fochios was also the owner of the Petros Restaurant, which he and a cousin started on 25th Street next door to the Wyman Park Restaurant in the mid-1980s.
He is survived by a brother, Van N. Fochios of Woodbine; a grandmother, Leona Fochios of Edgemere; two nephews; two nieces; two grandnieces; and two grandnephews.