John Anastos

Apr 14, 1934 - May 8, 2021

SERVICES

Holmdel Funeral Home

Visitation

Wednesday, May. 12, 2021 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Holmdel Funeral Home

View in Google Maps

Add to My Calendar 05/12/2021 04:00 pm 05/12/2021 07:00 pm America/New_York John Anastos - Visitation

John Anastos, 87, died on Saturday, May 8, 2021 in Marlton, NJ.

He was born in Paterson, NJ, in 1934 to the late Gregory and Athena Anastos.

John graduated from high school in Paterson, where his family owned the Florida Fruit Market. He spent summers in Coney Island with his grandmother and aunt, working at Steeplechase Park. He served in the United States Air Force, then returned to ...

Service

Thursday, May. 13, 2021 11:00 AM

Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church

Holmdel, NJ

View in Google Maps

Add to My Calendar 05/13/2021 11:00 am 05/13/2021 America/New_York John Anastos - Service

John Anastos, 87, died on Saturday, May 8, 2021 in Marlton, NJ.

He was born in Paterson, NJ, in 1934 to the late Gregory and Athena Anastos.

John graduated from high school in Paterson, where his family owned the Florida Fruit Market. He spent summers in Coney Island with his grandmother and aunt, working at Steeplechase Park. He served in the United States Air Force, then returned to ...

Holmdel, NJ

Burial

Thursday, May. 13, 2021 12:00 AM

Old Tennent Cemetery

Manalapan, NJ

View in Google Maps

Add to My Calendar 05/13/2021 12:00 am 05/13/2021 America/New_York John Anastos - Burial

John Anastos, 87, died on Saturday, May 8, 2021 in Marlton, NJ.

He was born in Paterson, NJ, in 1934 to the late Gregory and Athena Anastos.

John graduated from high school in Paterson, where his family owned the Florida Fruit Market. He spent summers in Coney Island with his grandmother and aunt, working at Steeplechase Park. He served in the United States Air Force, then returned to ...

Manalapan, NJ

John Anastos, 87, died on Saturday, May 8, 2021 in Marlton, NJ.

He was born in Paterson, NJ, in 1934 to the late Gregory and Athena Anastos.

John graduated from high school in Paterson, where his family owned the Florida Fruit Market. He spent summers in Coney Island with his grandmother and aunt, working at Steeplechase Park. He served in the United States Air Force, then returned to Brooklyn where he went on to graduate from New York University.

In 1957, he married the love of his life, Fevronia, his “Coney Island Girl.” They built their family in Brooklyn, having two children, Gregory and Maria. During that time, he was active in the church community and Boy Scouts and always devoted to the Greek Orthodox church and traditions. He spent most of his career as a systems analyst on projects for Manufacturers Hanover Bank.

His greatest pride and joy was the birth of his granddaughter, Christina (his “little honey bunny”), and then her wedding in 2019.

John was a quiet man with a big heart and a gentle soul. He loved horse racing, country music, all sports, and numbers. He would look to find the meaning of every number. Because he died on 5/8/21, he would have noticed that 5+8+21=34, the year he was born!

He loved spending time with his family most of all.

John was lucky to find true love again later in life when he met Marilynn Goldberg and they married in 2009. They lived in Landenberg, PA, and then Marlton, NJ. They enjoyed travel, theater, orchestra, friends and family.

He is predeceased by his first wife Fevronia Anastos (1999), his son Gregory (1988), and his brother James (2017).

Surviving are his wife Marilynn Goldberg, his daughter Maria and her husband Vincent Mattina of Monroe Township, and his granddaughter Christina Mattina and her husband Zachary Meiklejohn of Lawrence Township. Also surviving are his brother Christ Anastos and his wife Hilda of Sugar Land, TX.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 12, from 4 pm to 7 pm at Holmdel Funeral Home, 26 S. Holmdel Road, Holmdel. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Thursday, May 13, at 11 am at Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church, 20 Hillcrest Road, Holmdel. Burial will follow at Old Tennent Cemetery, 454 Tennent Road, Manalapan.

In lieu of traditional remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions in his name be directed to the American Heart Association (www.heart.org)

KINDLY NOTE: for the health and safety of all guests, current state and local health protocols of social distancing and the wearing of face masks are being strictly enforced.

TAP Into Another Town's News: