WILMINGTON — Angelo Pete Katris, 54, of Wilmington, passed away, Friday, May 20, 2022.
He was born March 8, 1968, in Nestani, Greece to Panayiotis Katris and Maria Katris.
Angelo was raised in Greece, Wilmington and Chicago. He joined the Air Force in 1987 and served until 2008. In 1998, he married Anastasia Katris. Their daughter, Maria was born in 2002.
He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology and worked as Network Administrator at Pope AFB in NC as an air transportation specialist in Rhein-Main AFB in Germany and as a Unit Program Manager in Incirlik Air Base in Turkey. Angelo served in Iraq during Desert Storm and belonged to the VFW and the American Legion. He is the recipient of numerous medals and awards such as an award for Outstanding Service in Operation Desert/Shield/Storm in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, the Air Force Commendation Medal (in numerous bases) for meritorious service, the Air Force Achievement Medal and many more. He was an active member of the St. Nicholas Greek Church, helping with fundraisers, functions and events and attended service regularly. He was a member of AHEPA, and enjoyed their Friday lunches. He was a wonderful husband and father and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his wife, Anastasia Katris; daughter, Maria Katris; mother, Maria Spyropoulos; brothers, Pete Katris and Gus Katris; father-in-law, Gregory Papadimitriou; sister-in-law, Maria Liapis; brother-in-law, Kostas Liapis and nephews, Yiannis Liapis and Gregory Liapis.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to everyone in Durham V.A. and Duke Hospital for helping him with his battle with cancer. Especially Dr. Friedman for her compassion and care and to Gini for her friendship
A funeral service will be held at 10:30am, Thursday, May 26, 2022, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. The family will receive visitors 30 minutes prior, beginning at 10am. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Memorial donations may made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Angelo Katris’s name.