OBITUARY

Mike Katsaros

28 August, 194429 April, 2021
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Mike Katsaros, of Sarasota passed away on April 29, 2021 at the age of 76, he was born August 28, 1944 in Crete, Greece.

Mike worked in construction and owned several businesses after his service in the U.S. Army. His love was cooking, working on the farm, spending time with his family, and traveling to his hometown of Panagia, Crete. He is a member of the United Methodist Church. Mike left a mark on the lives of everyone he touched. He will always be remembered for his storytelling, his words of wisdom, his humor, his work ethic, and frugality.

He is survived by his loving wife Freida Katsaros; son Michael and Terasa Katsaros Parrish, FL; daughters Donita Gilchrist Bradenton, FL, Yolanda Grijalva Sarasota, FL; grandchildren Chelsie Gilchrist Sarasota, FL, Nicholas Katsaros Parrish, FL, Rachel and Ben Miller Sugarcreek, OH, Benjamin Grijalva Sarasota, FL, Cade Gilchrist Bradenton, FL, Marissa Moats, Parrish, FL, Dristin Hughes, Parrish, FL; great grandchildren, Emberlyn Fisher, Parrish, FL, Kolton James Wiggins, Sarasota, FL; brother Larry Katsarakis Crete, Greece, and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents John & Anastasia Katsarakis Greece; father and mother-in-law Elva and Beulah Beechy Millersburg, IN; brothers George, Zacharias and Evaggelos Katsarakis Greece; sister, Aggeliki Greece; daughter Carol and Eldon Miller Sarasota, FL; son Merlin Miller Sarasota, FL.

Family will receive guests on Saturday May 15, 2021 from 3pm to 4pm at Robert Toale & Sons funeral home, 170 Honore Ave, Sarasota, Celebration of Life to follow at 4pm. Celebration of Life will be live streamed for those unable to attend, website address and password will be up soon.

Services

  • Family to receive guests

    Saturday, 15 May , 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, 15 May , 2021

  • Memorial Service Live Stream

    Saturday, 15 May , 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, 17 May , 2021

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Bobbie Lander

2 May 2021

Frieda, my thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your family. May the peace of our loving Savior be surrounding you and the comfort only He can give be in your hearts.
Walter and Craig were there to WELCOME him to his new home and they are enjoying their fellowship once again.
John 14:1-6 and John 3:16 are promises we can stand on!! We will be together once again for ETERNITY....never again to be separated.
Hugs and my deepest sympathy.
In Christ, my love to each of you.
Bobbie
Proverbs 3: 5 and 6

Karen Godwin

1 May 2021

So sorry to learn of Mike's passing, he will be missed! Always willing to help no matter the job. I am thankful to have known him, he was a wonderful person.

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On our way from Crete to Santorini. The man, the Legend!

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Brother Zacharias and wife

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Friends in the village

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Mike and Evaggelos

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His favorite pastry Koulourakia

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On our way from Crete to Santorini. The man, the Legend!

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Brother Zacharias and wife

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Friends in the village

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Mike and Evaggelos

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His favorite pastry Koulourakia

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Cade and papou working in the yard

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Trying to contain some energy