peter karavanic
Peter G. Karavanic passed away on May 5, 2002, at his home, surrounded by those who loved him. He was the son of Martin and Margaret (Ticich) Karavanic. Peter will be missed by his wife, Mabel; his sons, Tom and Chuck; his daughter, Kris, and the many friends that he made during his life here. Peter served his country in the United States Army from February 11, 1943 until June 19, 1946, and then as commander of the local Army Reserve Unit, retiring on April 13, 1978, with the rank of Major. Peter loved and cherished his family above all. He was a friend to all who knew him. His smile would brighten a day and his voice command attention. He and his uncle, the late Albert Ticich, built the Old Oak Service and passed it on to Tom. He watched his son, Chuck, build the Breeze Thru Deli and Sports Court Lounge, and could not have been more proud. Peter loved his son-in-law and daughters-in-law as if they were his own children and reveled in the joy that his grandchildren brought him. Peter will be cremated and his cremated remains will be entombed at the Arlington National Cemetery. His family will have a memorial, in a celebration of his life, on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 from 2-4 PM at the Serbian American Cultural Center Grand Ballroom, Weirton. Friends and family are invited to attend, to share their feelings or memories. We will miss him more than words can express. Thank you to everyone who supported us and helped us cope. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hancock County Unit PO Box 2166, Weirton, WV. View obiturary/share tributes online with Peter’s family at Service: Blank US Visitation: Blank US Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Last time I saw Peter was 1942 at OCS Camp Davis,N.C.He had that famous smile from a window on the 2nd floor of his barracks.I smiled back.My Sympathy to ALL and Best Wishes—John

  2. To Uncle Tom and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you. He will be missed, but heaven has been blessed with a new angel. Love you, Kimberly

  3. Mabel,Tom,Chuck and Kris, you have my deepest sympathy on you loss of your husband and father. Pete was one of my best friends at PVCC and while I lived in the City of Weirton. I will sadly miss my friend Pete. My God Bless You all, Nick Kundrat

  4. We are so very sorry to learn of Pete’s passing away. Mabel, you and your family have our deepest sympathy. May you feel the love of our Heavenly Father during this most difficult time. Pete was such a vibrant, fun loving person…he will be missed. Sincerely, Stan and Fran

  5. To all the Families, You have our deepest sympathies on the passing of your loved one. May he rest in peace.

  6. We are sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless all of you at this time of great sorrow.

  7. Our Deepest Sympathy. Mebs thinking of you and your family, You’re all in our thoughts and prayers

  8. Our sincere sympathy to the family. We certainly will miss his smiling face and witty remarks at the Old Oak. He was always one for good conversation. May the Lord bless him and take him into His arms. Love, Tony and Ruth Licata

  9. Mibs and family, We sincerely want to express our deepest sympathy to all of you at this very time of sorrow. Pete was a good friend and much fun to be around. There are many good memories. Please accept our condolences from our heart. Love, John and Irene

  10. Tom, Chuck & families: Our deepest sympathy to you on your dad’s passing. We’ll miss his wit, charm and friendly conversation at Old Oak. May God grant his soul eternal rest and shine upon it His perpetual light.

  11. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. God Bless all of you Love Yoli

  12. Kris Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Are thoughts are with you and Jim. Ted and Carla

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