With extremely sad hearts we announce the passing of our dear Harry Katsetos, resident of Chincoteague Island, who passed away surrounded by his beloved family on June 24, 2020, at the age of 70.
Harry was born Jan. 30, 1950, in Tarapsa, Greece. The family came to the United States in 1966 and while on a trip to Canada, he met and married the love of his life, Maria, and together they came to the United States with hopes of starting a beautiful life and together that’s what they created when they welcomed their most cherished blessing, their son Peter, who he loved dearly. In his earlier days, his jolly smile and contagious laugh is what met you at the door at Country Chicken, the business the family built together and that fed so many in the community through his generosity for many years. And it’s that generosity and love that all who know him will always remember him by, a kind, gentle soul filled with wit and jokes and love for everyone he encountered and always with a smile on his face.
Amongst his family he will always be remembered as “Uncle Harry” with the biggest hugs and even bigger heart, his glorified treasures and always the first at the poker table. He was the one who remembered every special moment and would always make those phone calls to check in, ask a technology question, or just share his love. He ensured the love of his life had a fresh picked flower from the garden daily and he made it known to the world the love he had for his son Peter. He was at his happiest when surrounded by family daily but what really stole his heart was his most recent blessing, his granddaughter Maria, who he adored and loved with every part of his being and who lit up the room for him. To know him was to love him and you truly felt the love when in his presence.
Harry is survived by his wife, Maria Katsetos, of Chincoteague Island; his son, Peter, and wife, Eleana, of Hackettstown, N.J.; his beautiful granddaughter that he adored, Maria, of Hackettstown; his siblings, Paula Anastasakis (Katsetos) and husband, George, of Bethel, Conn., George Katsetos and wife, Maria, of Chincoteague Island, Theodora “Roula” Vasiliou (Katsetos) and husband, Anastasios, of Chincoteague Island, Stavros Katsetos and wife, Antonia, of Chincoteague Island, Anastasios Tiftikidis and wife, Kelly, of Chincoteague Island; 24 loved nieces and nephews; and 21 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Panagiotis and Stavroula Katsetos.
Visitation was held Friday, June 26, 2020, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Salyer Funeral Home Inc., Chincoteague Island. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 27, 2020, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean City, Md. Public visitation to pay respects were held from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a private family service. Burial took place at Evergreen Cemetery in Berlin, Md., where everyone was welcome.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Special Olympics at give.specialolympics.org
Services were entrusted to Salyer Funeral Home Inc. on Chincoteague Island.