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March 29, 1934 ~ September 3, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Peter Kostakis, 89, of Tarpon Springs, passed away peacefully on September 3, 2023 at Suncoast Hospice North Pinellas Care Center surrounded by his family. He was born on March 29. 1934 in Neapolis, Greece to Constantine and Zaphiria Kostakis. He survived the destitution of WWII and emigrated on a ship by himself at the age of 14 to Newark, NJ where he joined his father and two brothers. Peter met the love of his life Bessie in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1954-1956. Peter and Bessie were married on May 12, 1957 and raised their 2 children in Berkeley Heights, NJ.
Peter was an expert at electronics and mechanical repairs. He worked for General Electric for 12 years before owning his own business “Pete’s Appliance Service” for 15 years. In 1983, Peter and Bessie moved to Tarpon Springs, FL which had always been his dream. He worked for TCI cable for 15 years where he was known in town as “Pete the Cable Man”. He enjoyed fishing, boating, volunteering in the community, and spending time with his grandchildren. Above all, he loved his family with all his heart. Peter will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. His humor, wisdom, and compassion for others will always be cherished.
Peter is preceded in death by his parents and his brother George. He is survived by his wife Bessie, children George (Dina) Kostakis and Cindy Davis, and grandchildren Peter, Nick, Evan, and Karina. Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 2:00, on Thursday, September 7th at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral followed by the funeral service starting at 2:00. Interment will take place at Cycadia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice or St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral.