Christ Bithos

Christ Peter Bithos

Thursday, August 17th, 1933 - Monday, December 7th, 2020
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Christ Peter Bithos
August 17, 1933 - December 07, 2020
Born in Chicago Illinois, he attended Parkside Grammar School, Hyde Park High School and Chicago Vocational School. His parents Peter and Panorea had a Dry-cleaning business until 1954, his family moved to Pensacola, FL where Chris opened Chris’s Superette on the corner of Warrington Road and Jackson Street.
In April of 1958, he met Catina Athanasiou in Mobile, AL at a Greek Function and as part of God's plan, each fell in love with the other. Following a beautiful courtship, they were married on July 12, 1959.
Throughout the course of their wonderful life together, they raised four children: Nora Bithos Constantopoulos, wife to the Rev. Dr. Constantine Constantopoulos, Maria Bithos Peterson, Peter C. Bithos, married to Megan Derzis Bithos, and Anastasia Bithos Zambrano, wife to Gabriel F. Zambrano Esq.

His grandchildren include Stelios Peterson and Pantelis Peterson; Christo Bithos and Penelope Bithos, Gabriel C. Zambrano, Katerina Zambrano, Christian Zambrano and Mia Zambrano; great grandchildren Alexia Peterson and Emilia Peterson (Stelios Children) all of whom he loved very much, as did he his nieces and nephews.
In June of 1968 Chris and his brother in law Spero Athanasios opened the Angus Steak Ranch on Scenic Hwy, they added the lounge in 1972 and expanded to over 10,000 square feet to add a large dining room and kitchen in 1979. Chris worked long hours and worked extremely hard to provide for his family. He retired in 1995 when his son Peter took over.
As with his family, he loved God deeply, and in a very personal way, long being an active member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church and a member of the AHEPA in Pensacola, FL.

Pall bearers include Christo Bithos, Gabriel F. Zambrano, Gabriel C. Zambrano, Christian Zambrano, Stelios Peterson, Pantelis Peterson, Greg Staviski, Gus Argeris and Honorary pall bearers include Dr. Ted Ortega, Neal Nash and Joe O'Neal.

In lieu of flowers, the family of the deceased requests that donations be made to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Pensacola, FL (, or to the American Heart Association ( or by mail (

The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of Emerald Coast Hospice and Personal sitters Maggie Heins, KC McCall, Jacob Rosa, Elmora (Kay) Locke, Sharon Cain, Karly Price, Claire Carlson, Bill & Beverly Holt, Steve & Sherie Week, Wayne & Joan McWaters, Brad & Mary Davis.

Chris Bithos, a husband of fifty-seven years, a father of four, a grandfather of eight, and a friend to countless residents of Greater Pensacola, Gulf Breeze and beyond, reaching back across the country to his native Chicago from whence he came, he will be missed deeply. As he loved everyone, so did everyone love him. May his memory be eternal.

Visitation 10:30 am Saturday December 12, Services will be immediately after visitation at 11a.m. at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church with Father Allen-Gabriel Boyd Officiating with live streaming services at Interment will be at Bayview Memorial Park.
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Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home LLC is in charge of arrangements.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 12th, 2020 | 10:30am - 11:00am
    Saturday, December 12th, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am
    Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
    1720 W Garden Street
    Pensacola, Florida 32502
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 12th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, December 12th, 2020 11:00am
    Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
    1720 W Garden Street
    Pensacola, Florida 32502
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  • Interment

    Bayview Memorial Park
    3351 Scenic Hwy #90e, Pensacola, FL 32503
    PENSACOLA, FL 32503
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Terry Busbee

Posted at 05:08pm
I'm sorry to hear of my friend Chris's passing. My prayers go out to his family, may God bless each of you. Your Dad will be remembered as a wonderful person and great friend. Due to Covid I can't be there, but all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Speed.

Tina Russell

Posted at 12:32pm
My Dear Friends,
My Mother (Jean) has wonderful memories of meeting both Christ and Katina before they were married! They remained friends throughout their lives. We hope that your family is comforted by all the wonderful memories of his life and know that he is with Katina and other family in heaven. May his memory be eternal!
With Love,
Tina Russell
and my parents Dr. and Mrs. Nick Patzakis of Houston, Tx

Ted and Estela Ortega and family.

Posted at 11:26am
With Deepest sympathy..
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Carlton Huckaby

Posted at 07:15am
Christ was a great man. we all loved him. May God bless him. RIP MY BROTHER. God has YOU IN THE RIG PLACE.

Tricia Lee Kelly

Posted at 08:53pm
Your Dad was one of the sweetest men I knew. I always looked forward to seeing him at The Angus. Those days were wonderful times and I miss them. I am so sorry for each and every member of his Family. Sending my Love to ALL!

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