John C. Vouvalis 1932-2022 | News, Sports, Jobs

YOUNGSTOWN – John C. Vouvalis, 89, of Youngstown, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

John was born on December 15, 1932 in Kalymnos, Greece, the son of the late Charles and Anna Houllis Vouvalis. He emigrated to Tarpon Springs, Florida in 1946. He graduated from Tarpon Springs High School class of 1953 and attended the University of Tampa.

John served in the United States Army and National Guard, then became part owner of Olympic Painting and Sheeting. John was a life member of Painters Local 476 and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

John loved Ohio State football and its Greek heritage. He also loved dogs, especially his little puppies, but above all he loved his family.

John is survived by his wife, Barbara Mays Vouvalis, whom he married August 30, 1959; his son, Nicholas (Grace Kocsko) Vouvalis of Spring Hill, Florida; two daughters, Aristea Vouvalis and Anna Vouvalis, both of Youngstown; two brothers, Manuel (Beverley) Vouvalis and George Vouvalis, both of Florida; four grandchildren, Anastasia (Dario) Delcik, Eleni (Eric) Bates, Christopher and AlexandraVouvalis; and two great-grandchildren, Elijah and Evander Bates.

In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his son, Charles Vouvalis; sister and brother-in-law, Nomiki (Soteri) Kyriakou.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 220 N. Walnut St., Youngstown, followed by a service at 11 a.m., also at the church.

Interment will be in Belmont Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

Arrangements are through Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home in Youngstown.

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