Peter Demos, Jr.

  • Born: September 21, 1931
  • Died: September 17, 2021
  • Location: Charleston, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr West Ashley Chapel

3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway
Charleston, SC 29414

Tel. (843) 763.7664

Tribute & Message From The Family

Peter Demos Jr., 86, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Sophia Demos entered into eternal rest Friday, September 17, 2021. His Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 30 Race St, Charleston, SC 29403 at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Live Oak Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Holy Trinity, a prayer service will begin at 7:30 pm. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel.

Pete was born in Charleston on September 21, 1934, a son of the late Peter and Panagiota Demos. He graduated from Charleston High in 1952 then The Citadel in 1956 and served honorably in the Air Force where he became an avid golfer. Pete returned to Charleston, where he would raise a family and enjoy a successful professional career with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. Pete was a longtime member of the Citadel Brigadier Club. He co-founded the Blue &White Citadel Sports newsletter and faithfully attended The Citadel football, basketball, and baseball games. Pete also had a passion for singing and was a member of the Greek Male Choirs and the Charleston Male Choir as well as several other singing groups.

He is survived by his wife, Sophia Lawandales Demos of Charleston; his children: Peter III (Ann) Demos, Frank (Danetta) Demos, Pamela (George) Vasilos and Demetrios (Betsy) Demos; his sister, Angelica (Ki) Sponza ; nine (9) grandchildren and seven (7) great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his sister Alexander Stefanou.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Church - New Hellenic Center Fund, 30 Ray Street, Charleston, SC 29403 or The Citadel Brigadier Foundation, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC, 29409.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I remember Pete Demos as a very personable and fun man and specifically as our first Cardiac Rehab participant at Roper Hospital in 1989. We had a great time back in those days and Pete stopped by often over the years. He was a legend to our staff and much appreciated.

Posted by Gary Piper - Chambersburg, PA - Friend   September 22, 2021

I worked for Peter 30 years ago when he was at Mass Mutual. It was my first job out of college. I learned so much from him about business and life. His smile and his laugh were infectious. He looked for the good in a bad situation. My husband was in the Navy at the time and he and Sophia were so good to me. I remember going over for dinners when my husband was out to sea. I remember calling once at 11pm because I got word that my husband's sub had pulled into Florida. Before I could get the question out about work the next day, he said, go see him. Family was always important to him. Over the past 30 years, we spoke a handful of times on the phone. We stopped by to see him and Sophia once on our way through Charleston about 10 years ago. He has always held a special place in my heart. He was a great man and I was truly blessed to have known him.

Posted by Kellie Fischer - Salisbury, NC - Coworker   September 22, 2021

I will greatly miss talking The Citadel athletic teams with Pete. He was a good man, a strong Citadel supporter and was always there when i needed some good advice. May his memory be eternal.

Posted by David "Barney" Bornhorst - Mount Pleasant, SC - Friend   September 21, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Pete was a good man, very personable and honest -- he always had an opinion on something. I got to know Pete when I was a sports writer (right before the turn of the century) and covered Citadel games. Pete was always there with his quick wit and charm. When I went with Toula to the Greek church services I would run into him and we'd talk for awhile. It's unfortunate that we don't have men like Pete today. The world would be a better place.

Posted by Charles Williams - Mount Pleasant, SC - Friend   September 21, 2021

May his memory be a blessing.

Posted by Samuel K Kaplan - Other   September 21, 2021

Prayers for strength and comfort.

Posted by Brenda Hydrick - Friend   September 21, 2021

Pete (son), I´m so sorry to learn about the loss of your dad. You know I never knew him but he must of been a really good man to raise a son like you. I know you will miss him. Know your brothers and friends are praying for you and the family.

Carry on and be a good son you your mom.

Your brother and friend always.


Posted by Kevin Stewart    September 20, 2021

Thanks, Uncle Pete, for always loving us and setting such a great example.

Posted by Carrie, Marcus, and children    September 19, 2021

Rest in Peace, Peter. You were my first grade classmate, my college classmate at the Citadel, and a life long friend.

Posted by Buddy Puckhaber - Charleston, SC - Friend   September 19, 2021

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