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John William Lambros, 94, of Potomac, MD passed away peacefully on April 23, 2019 while surrounded by family.
John was born on October 10, 1924 in Washington, D.C. The oldest of three siblings, he worked a number of jobs throughout his teenage years to help support his family, including working many of the downtown market stands, selling flower bouquets made by his mother, and as an Assistant Manager of the Warner Theater. After high school, John served in the United States Army for two and a half years in England, France, and Germany. He was honorably discharged and returned home to continue supporting his family, later joining the American Legion.
Following his army service, John took a full-time job as a Systems Analyst with the Department of the Army while completing both a Bachelor and a Masters of Commercial Science from Strayer University. He remained employed by the Department of the Army for 39 years until his retirement.
John married his loving wife Marianthe Kekeris on January 27, 1951 in Washington, D.C. at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral. John and Marianthe remained dedicated members of the church community throughout their marriage. Each week, John collected donations brought by Saint Sophia Sunday school students. He and Marianthe were also instrumental in starting a Greek school for Saint Sophia in Potomac. John enjoyed many of life’s simple pleasures, like spending time with his beloved grandchildren, weekly visits with his Coffee Club, and cheering for the Capitals, Redskins, and Nationals. Together, he and Marianthe raised their family that became a true source of joy, laughter, and pride for John throughout his years.
He is survived by his wife Marianthe (Kekeris); his children Diana (Tim) McGowan, William (Nancy) Lambros, and Christine (Stephen) Harris; his grandchildren Katrina McGowan, John McGowan, Brett Harris, Braedon Lambros, and Christopher Lambros; his brother Nick (Evelyn) Lambros; and his sister Mary (Teddy) Chipouras.
A viewing will be held at 9:30 am on Tuesday, April 30 at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (7701 Bradley Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817) with a funeral service to follow at 10:30 am. Interment will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (13801 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20906).
Charitable donations can be made in his name to St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church (7701 Bradley Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817) or Montgomery Hospice (1355 Piccard Drive Ste 100, Rockville, MD 20850).
St. George Greek Orthodox Church
7701 Bradley Blvd, Bethesda MD 20817
1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville MD 20850