Long Time Town Attorney Andy Canoutas Passed Away Aug. 3rd

April 2017, at the Kure Beach Community Center. (Pictured left to right: Andy Canoutas, Town Attorney, and "Punky” Kure, Jr. Canoutas passed away Monday August 3rd due to heart complications. He was 85 years of age and will forever be in our hearts and prayers. April 2017, at the Kure Beach Community Center. (Pictured left to right: Andy Canoutas, Town Attorney, and "Punky” Kure, Jr. Canoutas passed away Monday August 3rd due to heart complications. He was 85 years of age and will forever be in our hearts and prayers.

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By / Local News / Wednesday, 19 August 2020 03:40

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

KURE BEACH   -  A legend of Kure Beach has passed through the gates of heaven. Long time Kure Beach Town Attorney and native of Kure Beach passed away on August 3rd. He was 85.
Andrew “Andy” Arthur George Canoutas, Esq., 85, of Wilmington, died Monday, August 3, 2020, at home.
Andy was born January 29, 1935 in Wilmington, NC, son of the late George Arthur and Theodora S. Canoutas.
Andy graduated from New Hanover H.S., University of NC Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University (Juris Doctor-of-Law) 1963. He was the Town Attorney for Kure Beach for 57 years, the First lifeguard at Kure Beach, a Police Officer for Kure Beach, Volunteer Fireman K.B., and Past Town Attorney for Carolina Beach, Leland, and Sandy Creek.
His affiliations and memberships include: International Boxing Referee with the U.S. Marine Corps Boxing Team, NC Bar Association, Military Courts of Appeal, Lt. Col. NC Civil Air Patrol, Chamber of Commerce, instrumental for getting the Ferry at Ft. Fisher, Sea Scout, Boy Scout, Elks Lodge, Shriners Temple, York Rite Temple, Scottish Rite Temple, and a 32 Degree Mason.
He is survived by his wife, B.J. Canoutas; children, Teddie McLaughlin, George Canoutas, John Canoutas, Demi Canoutas, Renee Allman (Junior), Mandy Bollinger (Jamie), and Sam Green (Therese); grandchildren, Alex Canoutas, Andrew McLaughlin (Kaitlin), Meredith McLaughlin (Ryan), Ethan Canoutas, Austin Clark, Jordan Newton (Davey), Joey Morrison, Kelly Bollinger (Robyn), Ryan Bollinger, and Karson Bollinger; and great-grandchildren, Levi, Evie, and Waylan, Kace.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a small private family service and burial will be held at this time. In the future, once the COVID situation improves, another Celebration of Life for Andy will be scheduled for everyone.
A special thank you to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare for all their caring workers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare or to the American Heart Association.

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