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Pete Karambelas

Panagiotis (Pete) Karambelas

b. March 31, 1962


On Saturday, January 13, 2024, Panagiotis (Pete) Karambelas, 61, of Hanover, Pa, passed away with the wife he adored, Sherrie, by his side.

Born March 31,1962 in Piraeus, Greece, he was the devoted son of the late Theodore and Evanthia (Routsis) Karambelas. 

In the year of 1969 his family left their home country of Greece to go to Canada. From Canada they moved to Chicago, then onto North Carolina. The next move was to Maryland, where the family settled in 1979.

 Pete had a genuine heart, a jovial spirit, and was unapologetically himself at all times. He was kind, gracious, generous and silly. It was always a joy to be in his presence. He would never fail to make you laugh or bring a smile to your face. His sayings, stories, laughter, hugs, knowledge and love that he always gave to his family and friends can never be replaced and will never be forgotten. He enjoyed traveling outside of work, trying and critiquing restaurants, along his yearly Ocean City, MD vacation with Sherrie, and their close friends. He looked forward to time spent with the Lake Boyz (Thano, George, Jim, Gus, Sotiri, Sam, Rodney and Tony).

 He was a dedicated and hardworking man. At a young age, Pete would dismantle his toys to see how they worked. That curiosity followed him his entire life. At one time Pete was the owner of two video rental stores and owner/ operator of an electronic service center. He offered computer and IT consulting, network office engineering including telephone systems and CCTV monitoring. Pete was an HVAC technician. In the most recent years, Pete would travel to various industrial plants around the United States and Mexico. He provided advanced technical and troubleshooting support. He was a teacher to many. Pete’s wealth of knowledge was not just a benefit for his employers, his family and friends experienced that wealth as well. There was nothing that Pete could not fix. Pete would provide step by step instructions via the phone, or FaceTime to help others repair whatever was faulty. During his two weekends a month home from work, if someone needed his hands on expertise, Pete delivered.

 In addition to his loving wife Sherrie, Pete is survived by his two children, Theodore (Teddy) and companion Livy, Evanthia (Eva) and companion Josh; stepdaughter, Leah and husband Clint; stepson, Rick and fiancé Emily; grandchildren, Eric, Jason, Sophia, Octavian, Lucas, Avery, Stevie and baby angel Sunny Day. His brothers Sotiri (Sam) and wife Tina and the late Konstantinos (Gus). Nieces and nephews, Seth, Shain, Ebi, Alexandra, Nicolas, Elizabeth, Ellie and Olivia. Cousins, Thano Routsis, wife Stephanie and their children Penelope and Phoebe, Rania (Routsis) Ayala, husband Tomas, and their children Petro and Giovanni, Sotiri (Sam) Routsis, wife Lisa and their children Zeno, Maximo, and Anna, Stamati Armenis, wife Shannon and their children Spiro, Vasili, and Alexander. His late Theo (uncle), Petro Routsis and his wife Thea (aunt) Anna reside in Maryland. Pete has many relatives in Greece. Thea Kiki (Routsis)Tasopoulou and daughters Jeny and Rania, the late Theo Vagelis Routsis, and children Sotirios and Aris, Theo Dimitrios Routsis, wife Eleni and children Rania, Natalia and Orestis. 

 A Celebration of Life is scheduled for a later date. Pete’s wife Sherrie and children will share that information when appropriate.

Arrangements are with Brandenburg & Stein Funeral Parlor, 3045 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA. To sign the online guestbook and leave condolences go to

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