On August 31, 2019, Protopresbyter, Pastor Emeritus, St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Very Rev. Ernest Arambiges. Beloved husband of Maria Arambiges (nee Sitaras.) Devoted father of Vivian Maroulis (George), Renee D. Arambiges and the late Craig J. Arambiges. Brother of the late Steve Ambridge and Aphrodite Lambrow. Grandfather of Christen Maroulis, Nicholas Freeman, Anastasia Maroulis, Lauren Snoots and Miriam Newcomer (Drew.) Also survived by 4 great-grandchildren.

Father Arambiges will lie in state at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church 2504 Cub Hill Rd. Balto. MD 21234 on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd from 11 AM to 9 PM. A Matins (Orthros) Service will be held on Wednesday at 9 AM followed by the Divine Liturgy at 10 AM with Funeral Services to begin at 11 AM. Interment in the adjoining Church Cemetery.

Please omit flowers. Contributions to St. Demetrios Philotokos, Fr. Ernest Arambiges Library, Craig Arambiges Fund or Gilchrist Hospice.


Biography from Greek Orthodox Retired Clergy Association


Born in Steubenville, Ohio on April 5, 1930

Son of Kereakos and Pauline (Paraskevi [nee Dermitzis]) Arambiges

Family moved to Baltimore, Maryland in 1941

Graduate of Holy Cross School of Theology, Brookline, Massachusetts (1954)

Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois (1972)

Married Maria Sitaras on June 21, 1953

Blessed with three children:      

Vivian Marc (Paraskevi Markella)

Craig Jon (Kereakos loannis) – Deceased 2001

Renee Dimitra (Irini Dimitra)

From the marriage of George and Vivian Maroulis there are two grandchildren:

Christen and Anastasia Maroulis

From the marriage of Thomas Freeman and now Charles and Renee

Stombaugh there are three grandchildren:

Nicolas Freeman, Lauren Freeman and Miriam Stombaugh

Served the parishes of:

All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, Peoria, Illinois (1954-1972) Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Baltimore, Maryland (1972 -1996)

Was actively involved in the:

Peoria Area Council of Churches, Peoria Area Ministerial Association, Octave of Christian Unity, Executive Committee of the Council on Race and Religion, Bradley University Newman Institute of Christian Thought, Greater Peoria Community Chest Council