Debbie Karacoulakis

Obituary of Debbie Lynn Karacoulakis

Deborah “Debbie” Karacoulakis, nee Humin, age 71, of Ocean Pines, Maryland passed away at the Macky & Pam Stansell House of Coastal Hospice at the Ocean on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. 

Debbie was born in Sparrows Point, Maryland on December 24, 1948.  She was a 1966 graduate of Sparrows Point Senior High School and was the class Athlete of the Year, playing on the Field Hockey and Fast Pitch Softball teams as the MVP!

Debbie was the daughter of the late Teddius and Miriam Humin.  She married her high-school sweetheart, Tony Karacoulakis and recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary.

In addition to her husband, Debbie is survived by her son, Tony Jr. and his wife Karen, her grandchildren Maria and John, brother Ted and his wife Mary Humin, sister Carole Poistsisters-in-law Barbara Harmon and Mary Wagner and many loving nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased in death by her sister Laura Ludwig.

While living in Baltimore, Debbie worked at Sparrows Point Highschool as the Cafeteria Manager for 15 years.  She and her family moved to beautiful Ocean Pines, Maryland and owned The Wild Goose Sports Bar and Restaurant and Liquor Store for 5 years.  After that she was employed at The Carousel Hotel in Ocean City for 18 years.  She loved her job and the people who worked there, especially the visiting student workers who often called her “Mom” and decorating the hotel for holidays and the summer season.   Most of all, she loved the view!

Special thanks to Michael James and Kevin Bresnahan from the Carousel Hotel, Carole Poist, Jerri Boland, Scott & Lisa Phillips, Mary Wagner, staff and physicians at the Richard A. Henson Cancer Center, Ocean Pines and the wonderful family at the Macky Stansell House.  Your kindness and care during Debbie’s illness was extraordinary and will never be forgotten by her family.  

Donations in her memory may be made to:  Coastal Hospice, C/O Macky & Pam Stansell House of Coastal Hospice at the Ocean, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD.  21802.

Arrangements are in the care of Eastern Shore Cremation and Funeral Service, 504 Franklin Avenue, Berlin, MD 21811.  To send condolences to the family, please visit


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