Peter Alex Karos

Minneapolis, Minnesota


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Karos, Peter Alex Born in Minneapolis July 27, 1927 and joined the Lord on April 30, 2013. Survived by wife, Artemis; children, Alex (Tatum), Nick (Athena), Paul (Cindy), Tina; grandchildren, Theadora, Demetra, Alexandra, Peter, Anna, Joseph; sisters, Pauleen, Violet; many close relatives and friends. Preceded by parents, Alex & Stamata; sister, Tony. Peter (nickname, Zeus) was a man full of life. He warmed a room and loved to spend time with family, friends, and workmates. Known as a spirited, fun-loving husband, Grandfather, father, friend, mentor, and golf partner. He had a gifted ability to bond with people, take a real interest in them, and encourage them. Attended Washburn High School and University of Minnesota. He loved his work at Piper Jaffray as Head of NASDAQ Trading, and Americana State Bank of Edina as President. Loved his Greek culture, language, and Orthodox faith. We want to thank all of his friends who brought so much joy into his life. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church. Funeral Service: Tuesday, May 7, at 11 a.m. with Visitation one hour prior. Visitation Monday, May 6, 5-8 pm with Trisagion service at 7 p.m. all at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave S. Mpls. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.

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On behalf of our father, Nick George Caros (your father's cousin from Vancouver) and the entire Caros family, our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your families. Sadly, we learned of this news as my parents were attempting to reconnect with yours. We would gladly welcome an opportunity to share our family history and learn of yours.

Warm regards ,

Nicholas Mark Caros [email protected]

To the Karos family:
I only heard of Peter's death recently. He and Artemisia were always so kind, loving, extroverted and friendly. He was a wonderful mentor and really gave me good advice on several occasions. My deepest condolences to you, Artemesia. His humor and friendliness will be sorely missed.

Alex & Nick,
Sorry to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed caddying for your Dad. He always seemed to have a great out look on life.
Big Jon

Peter and the Karos family were neighbors and friends on Dundee Road in Edina. He and Artie and then Paul's family always kept an eye on my Aunt Bev Lufi, a widow, who lived right next door. For that and all the great stories at Bunny's and Edina CC, Mr. Karos was one of a kind! Jay Carroll and the Carroll family.

Mrs. Karos,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Mr. K was such a kind man. I loved when he would tell stories about his grandchildren. He loved his family so dearly. I will miss his laughter and beautiful smile. I'm sure he touched the heart of everyone he met. Truly a very special man. I shall treasure my memories of him. Bless you and your family at this difficult time.

We were saddened to hear of Mr. Karos's passing. This is a great loss to anyone that had the opportunity to know him. He was very special to the staff at Grey Oaks and we will miss his kind words, his wonderful sense of humor and his warm smile. May happy memories carry you through this time of sadness and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing strength and peace to the Karos Family.

Dear Karos family,
We will deeply miss Zeus.We have so many fond memories of our friendship in Naples. We were the lucky ones to have been blessed by Zeus's friendship. He was one of a kind. We should all strive to be a little more like him. He adored his wife and family. Always get a chuckle when he would tell us how he proposed to Artie.
May all the beautiful memories live in your hearts forever. Heaven is truly a brighter place.
God Bless the Karos family.

To the Karos Family,
Peter was one of kind... I will never forget having the opportunity to play golf with Peter... I remember Peter and Artie hosting us for dinner down in Florida after playing we all played 36 holes of golf.. hearing that laugh and the wonderful stories... the traders conventions and Peter at the auction... I am blessed to have had Peter (Zues) in my life... God Bless the entire Karos Family... Peter will be truly missed...

Peter was a true "force of nature".It was a privilege to work with him.He will be greatly missed!