George K. Pantelis

Aug. 18, 1928 Dec. 31, 2010

George K. Pantelis of Waukesha died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at the age of 82. He was born Aug. 18, 1928, in Cicero, Ill., the son of Konstantine and Bessie (nee Pappas) Pantelis.

He was united in marriage to Helen Ann Rouman; she preceded him in death in 1995. George attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, earning a degree in education. He worked for Channel 12 for almost 40 years until his retirement. Very active in the community, George served on the Waukesha Common Council, holding the position of alderman for 10 years, and was a longtime member and past vice chairman of the Democratic Party for Waukesha County. George was also very involved with the Shriners for more than 40 years, including the Masonic Order, Scottish Rite, Triple I Temple, Motor Corp. and the James Hayes Lodge. He served as president of the Waukesha County Shrine Club, Ambassador General and Arab Patrol. He also was a member of AHEPEA, a Greek organization for men. He had a great love of jazz music.

George will be deeply missed by his children, Elizabeth Pantelis of Waukesha, Gus (Sue) Pantelis of Roseville, Minn., and Dina (George) Smith of Georgia; and grandchildren, Terran, Victoria, Steven and Roman Pantelis, and Devon, Ashley and Andrew Smith.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 6, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., with a Trisagion at 6 p.m., followed by a Masonic service. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 2160 N. Wauwatosa Ave., Milwaukee, with visitation from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.