Pete Stavrianoudakis, passed away last Saturday at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on February 28, 1936 to Pantelis and Maria Stavrianoudakis. He was a lifelong resident of Hilmar, where he attended grammar school and graduated from Hilmar High School. Pete was a farmer in Hilmar for most of his life and was involved with several community organizations including, Hilmar FFA, Valley Tractor Pullers Association, Hilmar Footbal Boosters and was a member of the Hilmar Lions Club since 1968. He was also a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Modesto.
Pete’s favorite pastimes included tractor pulling, building and fabricating, restoring antique tractors, visiting with friends at his shop and watching family activities. In his earlier years, Pete enjoyed Bowling and Softball. Pete also loved to host barbeques and entertain friends, and will be best remembered for his laugh.
Pete is preceded in death by his parents, Pantelis and Maria Stavrianoudakis, his brothers, Stratis Stavrianoudakis, Steve Stavrianoudakis and Stephen Stavrianoudakis, his sisters, Katina Kordazakis, Annie Arvelas.
Pete is survived by his wife; Karen Stavrianoudakis, his children; Darren Stavrianoudakis, Dana Stavrianoudakis (Adam Andrino), stepchildren; Buddy (Elizabeth) Cozzitorto, Chuck (Nicole) Cozzitorto and Robin (Johnny) Mattos, grandchildren, Brandon Stavrianoudakis, Kayla Stavrianoudakis, Falynn Mattos, Georgia Cozzitorto, Gianni Cozzitorto and Camryn Mattos. He is also survived by his sisters, Angie Devins, Bessie Micheletos and Olympia Peterson, as well as many nieces and nephews.
n lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Pete’s memory to The Hilmar Football Boosters or the Hilmar F.F.A, both care of Hilmar High School, 7807 Lander Ave. Hilmar, CA 95324.
Visitation will begin at 2pm followed by a Trisagion service at 4pm on Sunday, Feb. 22, at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. in Turlock. A funeral will be held 11am on Monday, Feb. 23, also at Turlock Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Turlock Memorial Park.