It is with great sorrow that the family of Pantelis "Pete" Koulianos announces his sudden passing Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at the age of 65 in his home in Palm Harbor, FL. Pantelis was born July 13, 1953 in Kalymnos, Greece and moved to Tarpon Springs, FL in 1968. He graduated from Tarpon Springs High School and worked as a baker at National Bakery, an assistant store manager at Publix Supermarket, owner of Cozy Corner restaurant, and a chef at Bill's Lighthouse, Pappas Riverside Restaurant, and Mamma's Greek Cuisine. He was hard working, selfless, had a passion for cooking, and had a unique sense of humor; rarely was he seen without a smile on his face. He also enjoyed fishing, soccer, Greek dancing, watching the Miami Dolphins, spending time with his grandchildren, and walking his dogs.
He is survived and forever cherished by his sweet and loving wife Voula "Tula" of 43 years, his son; and three daughters; and their spouses, Petros and Amy Koulianos, Stella and George Himonetos, Ipapanti and Spiro Diamantaras, and Irene and Trevor Bullock; his 10 grandchildren, Tula, Alex, Pantelis P., Paraskevi, Pantelis G., Sevasti, Matthaios, Mairi, Penelope, and one grandchild on the way; his brothers and families, Manuel and Carol Koulianos; and children, George Koulianos and children; his uncle, Nick Korakakis; brother-in-law, Jefferey Mott; and sister-in-law, Nickolette; and children, and many nieces and nephews. May his soul rest among the Saints and the righteous in Paradise! May his memory be forever eternal!
Viewing and Trisagion, Monday Oct. 1 from 6-8 pm at Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon. Funeral Service on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 1 pm at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral.