Nicholas Karabots, a Whitemarsh Township resident known for his family’s support of community institutions and the Karamoor Estate Vineyard & Winery, passed away on Monday, February 1st.
The Whitemarsh Board of Supervisors released a statement about his passing:
The Whitemarsh Township Board of Supervisors mourns the passing of Nicholas Karabots. Mr. Karabots was a longtime Whitemarsh resident who had a significant impact on our Township and community. He will be sorely missed but the legacy of his contributions to Whitemarsh will live on.
For more than 20 years, Mr. Karabots and Athena, his wife, often made the impossible possible in Whitemarsh. Their contribution to the William Jeanes Memorial Library transformed a hub of our community and it now rightfully bears their name as the William Jeanes Memorial Library & Nicholas and Athena Karabots Center for Learning. Generations will benefit from the new life that was given to the library thanks to the generosity of Mr. Karabots and his wife.
Mr. Karabots was an annual supporter of Whitemarsh Township Day, the coming together of our community. He was a contributor to other Township initiatives and numerous organizations throughout Whitemarsh and the region; including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Franklin Institute and Einstein Medical Center Montgomery.
Mr. Karabots was a very successful businessman who, along with his wife, founded the Karamoor Estate Vineyard & Winery. He was a philanthropist who was not only generous financially, but also shared his knowledge and expertise.
We offer our deepest condolences to Athena, their children and to everyone whose life has been touched by Mr. Karabots.
The Greek-American website, Cosmos Philly published a long article about Karabots’ life. You can read it here.
Photo: Karamoor Estate Vineyard & Winery