PRICE/OGDEN - Our loving husband, father, Papou, brother, uncle and affectionately known to many as "Big John Daskalos" passed away peacefully July 19, 2012 while surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Aug. 24, 1928 to John K. Daskalos and Mary Vorinakis in Price where he grew up and graduated from Carbon High School and Carbon College.
On Sept. 1, 1955, he married Thelma Kalaitzaki in Athens, Greece and they were blessed with three children, Marilyn, John III and Phyllis.
John was an active member of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Price where he held many leadership positions. "Big John" was a very outgoing and energetic individual who loved to socialize and test the wits of all. He had an excellent memory and he loved sharing stories of the past. His family was his life and for the past eleven years he cherished the wonderful care that he received from his wife Thelma after suffering a heart related illness. His family was always at his side and his grandson William spirited his needs the past five years.
While residing in Carbon County, "Big John" worked for Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail Road for 55 years and as an accountant in his later years. For the past 15 years John and Thelma lived in Ogden where they assisted with the family business, The Athenian Restaurant. Rest in Peace John, May Your Memory Be Eternal.
Survived by his loving wife, Thelma; son, John III; daughter, Phyllis (Craig) Visser; three grandchildren, William, Alex (Ashlee) and Caitlin; sister, Phyllis Marsing; and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter, Marilyn; sister, Irene Hovat; and an infant brother.
Funeral service was held on Monday, July 23, 2012, 11 a.m., Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. Trisagion service was Sunday evening 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home (in Price). Family was at Mitchell's Sunday and Monday one hour prior to services. Interment, Price City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, Box 688, Price, Utah 84501. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are welcome daily and may share memories of John at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.
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