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John A. Kiriakides

November 4, 1928 - October 31, 2023
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Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes
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Visitation
St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral
406 N Academy St.
Greenville, SC 29601
864-233-8531 | Map
Monday 11/6, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Trisagion at 10:30 a.m.

Service
St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral
406 N Academy St.
Greenville, SC 29601
864-233-8531 | Map
Monday 11/6, 11:00 am
Cemetery
Woodlawn Memorial Park
1 Pine Knoll Dr.
Greenville, SC 29609
Monday 11/6

Following the service

John A. Kiriakides passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his beloved family on October 31,  2023.  He was 94. John was a talented, one-of-a-kind man who lived a wonderful, full life.  He was an avid entrepreneur, inventor, operations expert and master salesman who successfully ran Atlas Food Systems with his brother Alex forContinue Reading

Tom Marchant left a message on November 6, 2023:
Johnny was an ‘engaging’ person and very likable. My father and I purchased numerous products from Jocko and Johnny for use at the Caesar’s Head Store. They don’t come any better! With sympathy. Tom Marchant+ 379 Golden Bear Drive, J2 Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Joslyn L Stuart left a message on November 5, 2023:
I never got a chance to meet Mr John but my sister Vanessa worked for him and told me he was a pleasure to talk to & how handsome he was!! He will be missed & my condolences to his family & love ones!!!!
Damon Riddle left a message on November 5, 2023:
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Peter Siachos left a message on November 2, 2023:
Uncle John was a the ultimate role model to Jimmy, Lisa and all of their friends, including me. Despite being decades older than us, could always keep up with us “youngsters” (we’re all in our late 40’s now!). He and Gloria always welcomed us into their home, and seemed to live vicariously through us when we would stay with them in Charleston throughout college, grad school, and well into our professional lives. We enjoyed their company, Gloria’s cooking and warm home, Uncle John’s good influence, stories, and advice…I think our youthful exuberance and company in their home brought them happiness. Uncle John taught us the value of hard work, never let us slack, involved us in worthy community projects (“You and Jimmy need to drive this trailer to Atlanta and fill it up with Baklava for the Festival.”). Most importantly, he led by example - he talked the talked but always walked the walk. Even into his 80’s, he was always working hard on some project, organizing some event, advising some company, or mysteriously getting grease on his hands from some unknown mechanical project he was working on. He was one of a kind, from a different generation, and accomplished amazing things in his life. I know he is at peace and with Gloria and family now. We are thankful to have had him in our lives and all we learned from him. May his memory be eternal.
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