KATSARELIS, Peter Anthony, 92, of Triangle, Va., passed peacefully the morning of Sunday, January 27, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Helen Georgiades Katsarelis; daughter, Angela Katsarelis Beamer (Richard); son, Anthony Peter Katsarelis (Robyn); four grandchildren, Andrew and Lacey Beamer, and Bailey and Tanner Katsarelis; his brother, Manuel Katsarelis; and sister, Virginia Welch. Pete grew up in Quantico, Va., and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. His B-17 was shot down over Germany and he survived as a POW until the end of the war. Pete spent most of his post war career in the automotive sales business with his brother, Nick as an office manager for Nick's Pontiac Ford/ Oldsmobile. He was a lifelong member of Mary Washington AHEPA, Chapter 290. The family will receive friends 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bliley's - Central, 3801 Augusta Ave., where a Trisagion Prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held 12 noon Friday at Nativity of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church, 12326 Spotswood Furnace Rd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22407. Interment to follow at 2 p.m. in Quantico National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Nativity of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church or St. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Richmond, Va.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.