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John Tsouvalas

February 20, 1930 - January 30, 2023


Obituary For John Tsouvalas

Peabody - John Tsouvalas, a father, grandfather, war veteran and proud US citizen, died peacefully at age 92 surrounded by his family.

Born February 20, 1930 in Samos, Greece, John lived through World War II when he became a war refugee. Returning home, he lived through the Greek Civil War and emigrated to the US at age 20.

After being drafted into the US Army during the Korean War, John put himself through night school to become a technical illustrator, working for GE Aerospace for 30 years, where he won multiple awards for his draftsmanship and designs.

He married Diane Pappas in 1968 and together had two sons, Dean and Alex. He lost his wife Diane in 1992. A decade later, John married Virginia Angelakis, with whom he happily spent the last 20 years of his life. They resided together in Peabody MA. John was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia; his son, Dean Tsouvalas; Dean’s wife, Sarah; his son, Alex Tsouvalas; Alex’s wife, Paula Mathieu; and four grandchildren whom he adored: Christopher, Margo, Hannah and Delia. His brother, George, niece, Yolanda, and nephew, Kostas, will mourn him from Greece. John was predeceased by his brother, Kyriakos. He is survived by two stepsons: Michael Angelakis and his wife, Christine their children Demetra, Luke and Marker; George Angelakis and his wife, Cheryl, and their children, Amanda Rana, Garrett, Katie and great-grandson, Cain. John will be missed by many cousins, their children and grandchildren who loved him as well.

ARRANGEMENTS: A visiting hour will be held at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, 5 Paleologos St., Peabody, Friday morning, February 3, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by a service in the church at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial in Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, 5 Paleologos Street, Peabody, MA 01960. (www.stvasilios.org).

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  • 02/02/2023

    My deepest sympathy to the Tsouvalas family in the passing of their husband, father, and grandfather. What a fine gentleman and good Christian John has been. May his memory be eternal.

  • 02/02/2023

    Dear Virginia, Dean, Alex and families. We were both very saddened to hear of John's passing. You have our most heartfelt sympathy. Peter and I have such fond memories from all those very wonderful times we spent together. We know that you will find the strength to get through this sad time. Knowing that your friends are here for you will hopefully be of solace to you. You are all in our hearts and minds. Panagiotis and Maria Loukatos

  • 02/01/2023

    Dear Virginia, I was so very sorry to hear of John's passing, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. With love and prayers, Mary Lou Goodwin


  • Colorful Fireside Basket

    Charles Fagan sent Colorful Fireside Basket for John Tsouvalas - February 03, 2023

    Deepest condolences to the Tsouvalas Family. With love, Your Liberty Team

  • America the Beautiful

    America the Beautiful was sent for John Tsouvalas - February 02, 2023

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    Michael C Sanchez sent Ocean Devotion for John Tsouvalas - February 01, 2023

    Dear Alex & Family, I was saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts and wishes are with you... Mike Sanchez

  • 10 TREES

    Michele Guarino planted 10 trees in memory of John Tsouvalas . - February 01, 2023

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