Obituaries

Fotios Karamitos

January 10, 1940 - August 7, 2020

Fotios Karamitos

was born on 10 January 1940

in Nestani, Tripoli, Arkadia, Greece.

In 1955 he migrated to Australia.

Fotios married Sophia

and they were blessed with three children

Jim, Michael and Peggy

a daughter in law Ekaterini, a son in law Paul

and six grandchildren.

Fotios sadly passed away in Melbourne,

on the 7th August 2020, aged 80 years.

Fotios was a well-known and respected member of the community.

He was part of several Greek organisations,

serving for years as a Board member of the Panarcadians,

O Kolokotronis. Mr Karamitos was also a member of

the Greek Orthodox Church in North Altona,

where he made many friends and was held in high esteem.

 

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WHO WAS FOTIOS KARAMITOS

source: Neos Kosmos

Fotios Karamitos was born on 10 January 1940 in Nestani, Tripoli, Arkadia, Greece.

He migrated to Australia in 1955, at the age of 15 and by 1962 was managing the Continental Hotel, situated at the corner of Lonsdale and Russell Street, in the heart of the Greek ‘paroikia’, where he also provided accomodation for new Greek migrants.

By the late 1960s, he took up a role as a managing partner of a real estate business before partnering up with his brother in law Chris Togias to form a successful building company which lasted for 30 years.

He was a very patriotic man who loved the Greek Community and was very proud of the next generation steering the community in the right direction. He admired the work that Bill Papastergiadis and his Board have done over the last 10 years, providing roots for the next generations to keep our Greek ethnicity alive in Australia.

However his pride and joy of course were his six grandkids.

He is survived by his wife Sophia and his three children Jim, Michael and Peggy as well as his daughter in law Ekaterini and his son in law Paul.

May he Rest In Peace and May God bless his soul.