Obituary of John Evangelis
John M. Evangelis, 60, of Wharton, NJ passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Morristown Memorial Hospital Hospice surrounded by the love of his family and friends. John was born on January 4, 1960 at Kambia, Chios, Greece. Son of Michael and Kitsa Evangelis, growing up in Wharton, NJ, John attended Wharton School Systems.
John, along with his brothers Steve and Jimmy, has been involved in the Diner business for most of his life. After his retirement in 2010, John volunteered and worked part time helping special needs and rehab students in several roles, including transporting them to learning centers to give him the opportunity to spend time and talk to them in the process. John’s big heart was apparent to teachers and students alike, and the fatherly love he had made an impact to their lives.
John enjoyed all activities, especially fishing, bowling, billiards, and spending time with his family. He loved being with people and possessed the rare gift of forming new friendships wherever he went. Most importantly, he was a loving son and wonderfully devoted uncle to his niece and nephew. Born with the heart of a warrior, he always dropped everything to help family and friends in need. A life full of selfless love for others and being loved by others summarizes the life of John Evangelis.
A Celebration of John’s Life will include a visitation from 4pm – 7pm on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at the Tuttle Funeral Home located at 272 NJ-10, Randolph, NJ 07869. Due to the current health crisis, only 50 people are allowed in the building at one time therefore we kindly ask guests to pay your respects and be mindful of the time to give others an opportunity to do the same. Face masks are always required to be worn inside the building. A Funeral Service will be held at Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 10:00AM. Interment at Locust Hill Cemetery, Dover. Flowers and/or a donation to Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church (1447 Sussex Turnpike, Randolph, NJ 07869) are welcome. The family would like everyone to remember John’s kindness by helping someone in need.
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