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1927 George 2023

George Pete Mitros

April 27, 1927 — March 29, 2023

Mr. George Pete Mitros

April 27, 1927 – March 29, 2023


Mr. George Mitros, age 95, of Welch, WV, peacefully entered the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 29, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 27, 1927 in Travato, Greece.


In addition to being a faithful and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he loved spending time with those he loved. He also loved attending Immanuel Baptist Church of Princeton, WV when his health allowed him.


George was a Greek immigrant that came to the United States in 1951 with only a few belongings, and not speaking a word of English. He was an extremely hard worker determined to make a life for himself in this country. He was offered a job at Inland Steel in Indiana Harbor, Indiana and worked there for six years. He always said, “if you have two hands you are gonna make something of yourself.” He came to McDowell County because he had an uncle that lived in Welch, WV. In 1957, George began working in the restaurant business at the Capitol Lunch. Many loved his famous beef stew. In 1967, he purchased the Sterling Drive-In. he was always there in his blue smock and baseball cap eager to greet everyone that entered the door. He always fellowshipped with everyone making sure their meal was delicious. Everyone in Welch knew George and he also knew everyone. Everyone called him “King George.” George was a people-person, very hospitable and wanted everyone to enjoy their meal. He was famous for a submarine sandwich that was made from a Turkish bread, dripping with cranberry sauce, a special meat spread, bacon, lettuce and tomato. People would drive from out of state just to enjoy the sandwich. In 2009, George retired.


George was greeted in Heaven by his father, Panayatis Kalogeromitros; mother, Olga Kalogeromitros; brother, Demettrius Kalogeromitros; sister, Yunula Basilios; grandsons, Christopher Rapp and Joseph Reed; son-in-laws, Charles Reed and Dr. Carl Steve Rapp.


Left to cherish his memory are his faithful wife of 70 ½ years, Yolanda Mitros; son, Pete Mitros and wife, Donna of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; daughters, Christine Cook and husband, Larry Cook of Princeton, WV, Jeanne Reed of Welch, WV, Mary Rapp of Abingdon, VA; grandsons, Dr. Larry Cook, Jr. and wife Emily of Morgantown, WV, Steven Rapp of Abingdon, VA; granddaughter, Sarah Reed of Welch, WV; great-grandson, Rowan Cook of Morgantown, WV; brothers, Chris Kalogeromitros and wife Mary Ann of Agrinion, Greece, Dino Mitros and wife Hilda of Princeton, WV; sisters, Helen Lamaris of Agrinion, Greece, and Eileithyia Kalogeromitros of Agrinion, Greece. He is also survived by numerous cousins and friends.


The family would especially like to thank his faithful doctors, nurses and anyone else who cared for him on the third floor at Johnston Memorial Hospital.


Funeral services for Mr. George Mitros will be conducted on Monday, April 3, 2023, 2 P.M. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell, WV with Dr. Dan Jividen officiating. The family will receive friends at 1 PM on April 3, 2023 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park after the services.


Pallbearers will be Mike Barker, Dave Lyons, Mark Repass, Ed Akers, Bob Saunders, and Dr. Larry Cook.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to George’s name to Immanuel Baptist Church, 264 New Hope Road, Princeton, WV and be designated to the building fund.


Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell, WV is in charge of arrangements and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at


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