Konstantinos “Gus” Karanikitas

Konstantinos “Gus” Karanikitas, 88, of Northvale, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021.  Beloved husband of the late Mary (nee Missailidis). Loving father of Sophia Karanikitas of Mount Laurel, NJ and Lukas Karanikitas and wife Kristine of Northvale. Cherished grandfather of Alexander and Lilly Anna. Honorary grandfather of Nicholas Cortright and his wife Nemesis, and Courtney and Gavin Cortright.  Cherished brother of Apostolos Karanikitas and his wife Magdalini, the late Andreas Karanikitas, Evangelia Pontiki and her husband Kyriako, and Mary Dokas and her husband, the late Alexandros. Beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews as well as many other loving relatives both here in the U.S. and Greece. 

Gus received a bachelors degree from the University of Athens and a master’s degree from New York University, and was a sharp shooter in the Greek Army.

Gus was a finance manager for Pepsi-Cola in Somers, NY for over 30 years before retiring. He was a member of the Northvale Golden Age Club. He loved his family, going to Atlantic City, following the stock market, Greek food, Italian bread and coffee.

A Service will be held at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, West Nyack, NY on Friday, April 2, 2021 at 10 AM with internment to follow at Tappan Cemetery, Tappan, NY. Visiting hours are Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 6-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations to “Mass General Hospital -Faustman Research.” Please include “Cure Diabetes Now Fund” on the memo line. 



  1. Eleftheria and Costas Andreopoulos

    We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Kosta. We send our deepest condolences to his entire family. We are thinking of Sophia, Luke and Kristine, and Kostas’ grandchildren. With our most sincere sympathies,

  2. Teddy and Dimitri Lourbas

    We were very saddened with the news of Mr. Karanikitas. We send our most deepest sympathies to Sophia, Luke, Kristine, Alexander and Lilly Anna. We hope that your family and friends provide much love and support during this difficult time.
    Thinking of all of you,

  3. So sorry to hear of his passing he was such a nice guy. I remember him at the parties at Anna and Earnest Anthopoulos’s house.

  4. My sincerest sympathies to Sophia and Luke, Uncle Kosta was such a nice man. His picture brings back many memories.

  5. So saddened to hear of the passing of Kosta, Sympathies and prayers go out to Sophia, Luke and his wife Kristine and the Grandchildren during this time of mourning. Kosta was a loving man and will be missed.

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