April 20, 1934 ~ May 12, 2019

Born in: Doriza, Arcadia, Greece
Resided in: Denver, Colorado

Longtime Denver restaurateur, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Pete is survived by his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth; children, Dean Contos, Presbytera Andrea (Fr. Andrew) Barakos and Nikki (Dean) Phillips; grandchildren, Peter and Deana Contos, Evan, Nicholas and Alexios Barakos and Nicholas, Elizabeth and Andrew Phillips. A Trisagion will be held on Monday at 7 PM and Funeral Service on Tuesday at 11 AM all at Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4610 E. Alameda Ave., Denver, CO. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral.


Trisagion: May 20, 2019 7:00 pm

Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Metropolis Cathedral
4610 East Alameda Avenue
Denver, CO 80246

Funeral Service: May 21, 2019 11:00 am

Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Metropolis Cathedral
4610 East Alameda Avenue
Denver, CO 80246

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Pete Contos's name.

Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Denver

4610 East Alameda Avenue
Denver, CO 80246

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  1. I dearly love Pete and his beautiful family. They have been and will continue to be pillars in the Denver community thinking of others all the while. My life has been enriched for my being blessed to know them and consider them friends.

  2. With deep sorrow on Cousin Pete’s passing. He was a very special person, whose warmth and kindness to everyone made the world a better place. Love, Cousins Diana, John and family

  3. My sincere condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. May it comfort you to know that our Loving Creator promises to bring back to life those in his memory to perfect health on a paradise “earth” (Acts 24:15, Revelation 21:4). With deepest sympathy.

  4. Pete, Liz, and the entire Contos Family has meant the world to our family on some many levels – we are heartbroken that he is gone. He will be dearly missed.
    Bob, Lynda, Meghan (Williams), and Sean Clancy

  5. My deepest condolences to the family. Pete was always kind, even when grumpy. He was a fair & generous to all. Rest in Peace my once boss & fond friend.

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