George Karabelas, of Bridgewater, CT, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2019 in New Milford, CT at Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was 85. George was born in Itilo, Greece on November 5, 1933, to the late Kanella (Kelorakos) and Kyriakos Karabelas.
George immigrated from Greece in 1962 and was proud to become an American citizen shortly thereafter. He lived and worked in NY where he was the founder and president of Karabelas Furs. After his retirement he moved to Bridgewater. He loved sunsets, skiing, fishing, gardening and baking bread.
George is survived by his loving children Carrie, John and James Karabelas, six grandchildren and his first wife and mother of his children, Kathryn Hondros Karabelas, as well as two brothers, Theofanis and Evan Karabelas. He was predeceased by his wife Donna (Kristi) Simmons Karabelas.
A memorial service will be held next month in New York City. Donations may be made in George’s honor to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
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