Pete Steve Nicolaidis, Sr.

Nicoladis001Pete Steve Nicolaidis, Sr., 76, of Santa Fe, former longtime resident of Texas City, passed away September 20, 2014 in Texas City. Pete was born August 3, 1938 to Steve and Katherine Nicolaidis in Galveston, Texas. He attended School at Ball High and two years at Lamar Tech in Beaumont. After marrying his high school sweetheart, Carolyn Rosendahl, Pete worked for Britain Electric and Farmer’s Marine Copper works in Galveston. Pete ended his career as a Maintenance supervisor at Valero Refinery in Texas City after 26 years.
Pete was preceded in death by his father, Stelios, his mother, Katherine, his daughter, Teri, and his sister, Mary Scharmen and her husband George. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carolyn, sister Cally Alexander and her husband Larry, nephews Sam Lampis, and Brian Lampis and his wife Natalie, daughter, Katina and husband Mark, sons, Pete Nicolaidis, Jr. and wife, Penny, Larry Nicolaidis and wife, Rita. Grandchildren, Savanna Hantz and her husband, John, Pete Nicolaidis, III and Taylor Kelm, Nathan Norgan, Kayla and BJ, Burd, Rachel Lyons, Zachary Lyons; and great grandchildren, Eli and Isaac Hantz, Pete Nicolaidis, IV, Robbie Monroe, Marcus Villareal, and Jayse Roe.
A visitation in his honor will be held Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm with funeral services Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Crowder Funeral Home Chapel, Dickinson, Texas. Pastor Steve O’Donohoe will be officiating.
Honored to serve as pall bearers are Chris Harrison, Pat Robert, Randy Harp, Gill O’Balle, Kevin Polivka, and Joey Stubbs.


  1. I had the honor of working with Pete at Valero for many years. He was a wonderful person, great sense of humor and loved everyone. He will truly be missed by everyone.

    Sally Glazener
  2. I’m saddened to learn of the death of Mr. Nicolaidis. I too worked with him at TCR in the early ’80s and I am a friend of the family. It’s was an honor to know such a wonderful man and father. God bless the family as they mourn the loss of such a beautiful soul. He will be missed but the memories will carry on. A great person.

    Judy Bernsen
  3. Pete and Carolyn have been “lake” friends of ours for a number of years now. We’ll miss his big smile, generous heart, and gracious demeanor. He was always open, honest, and just a great person. Condolences to his family and especially to Carolyn. The “shoe” will miss Pete.

    Dallas Wright
  4. I Knew Pete and Carolyn from 1958 maybe earlier and we had a fun group of friends that did a lot of camping, dancing , boating and fishing and raising our kids together.
    Some of our dear ones are have left us but we all know we will be together again and will catch up on what is going on and have more fun as we once did.
    I am glad that Steve O’Donohoe will be officiating as he has for so many of of friends. Steve was in our group of friends.
    My love to Carolyn and her family and I know you will be there for your Mom.

    Love ,Merle, Lisa and Leslie.

    merle stephens
  5. “Remember Me”
    Remember Me with smiles and laughter
    For that’s how I’ll remember you all.
    Remember Me with tears and sorrow
    Don’t remember Me at all.
    author unknown

    Knew Pete in my years with Valero and in all that time Pete always had
    a smile and a little laughter for everyone. He was one in a million.
    RIP my friend you got your wings.

    Bill Logan
  6. A man (and a close family) I knew and grew up with from early childhood – spent many hours and days playing with Teri, Tina, Pete and Larry. I will always remember his smile (and when he whistled for the kids to come in!). Although over time we have all spread out in different directions, I remember those times as if it was yesterday. He will be remembered well as a kind person who always seemed happy. My condolences to the family.

    Joe Becker
  7. All though I have not seen Pete since graduation in 1956, I hold strong memories of our childhood years growing up in Galveston and our families living a block apart. A time when we were safe to play outdoors until the street lights came on. Rest in peace my childhood friend.

    Eleanor Pownall Mayvlle
  8. God Bless you and your family Tina. I am so sorry to read this. I am praying for peace over you and your family. Kathy Bolding

    Kathy Salazar

Leave Your Condolences

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. Basic HTML code is allowed.