Age 88, of Bridgeville, on May 25, 2018. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Karakis and parents Peter & Mary Karakis. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A member of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, where he was an active member of the choir and participated in many church activities and fundraisers. A veteran of the Korean War, serving in the US Navy. Friends received Monday, 4-8 PM, in the WARCHOL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville (412-221-3333). Trisagion service will be held Monday evening at 7 PM in the funeral home. Additional visitation Tuesday morning from 10 - 11 AM, at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, Mt. Lebanon, followed by a funeral service at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church.
Warchol Funeral Home Inc.
Monday May 28th, 2018
4:00pm - 8:00pm
3060 Washington Pike
Bridgeville , PA 15017
Special Instructions: Trisagion service at 7:00 PM.Text me the address
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church
Tuesday May 29th, 2018
123 Gilkeson Rd.
Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228
Special Instructions: Additional viewing Tuesday morning from 10-11 AM in church.Text me the address
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Have been talking with Becky and Vicki about what a fixture you have always been in our lives and remembering so many experiences throughout the years. Starting with your wedding when I was probably 5 years old, the trip to Kennywood where Aunt Mary and I got sick on a ride, the way you used to make the car dance, staying at your first apartment with Aunt Mary overnight, how every holiday found you carving the turkey or ham, your kielbasa on the grill, and the way you teased us unmercifully. I could go on and on. You will be sorely missed by all of us, and our lives were richer for having you as our Uncle. I know you are reunited with all of those who were a part of your 88 years and your earthly pain is over. Rest peacefully.
Submitted by Pam Meilton on May 27 2018 12:55:25 PM
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