OBITUARY

John George Cheros

February 10, 1939September 8, 2020
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John George Cheros was born on February 10, 1939 in Greenville, South Carolina. After graduating from Greenville High School he earned a National Merit Scholarship and went on to join the Army Reserve while attending college and graduated from Furman University in 1962. After College John attended the University of South Carolina School of Law. While there he made the law review, was listed in Who's Who in American Law, and was awarded The Order of the Whig and Robe. Upon graduation he was selected Phi Beta Kappa and Valedictorian of his graduating law school class

He practiced in Greenville and utilized his expertise in real estate law to engage in diverse real estate investments. Prior to his retirement, he was recognized as being one of three attorneys with 50 years of practice in South Carolina.

He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle. The greatest joy of his retirement years was spending time with his grandson and namesake, John. He and his wife Sylvia served as Christian mentors to many people in their extended family including his beloved nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents; George and Sofia, his brothers; Emanuel and Tony, and his sisters; Genia and Mary. He is survived by a sister; Bessie, a son; Kyle, and a grandson; John.

A visitation for John and Sylvia both will be held Monday, September 14, from 11:00 to 11:45 with a Trisagion at 11:30 at Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Woodlawn Memorial Park. After the visitation, a Funeral service will be held at 12:00, followed by a Graveside service in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mauldin First Baptist Church or St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, September 14, 2020

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Reece Williams

September 17, 2020

I am sorry for your loss. John and I were classmates in law school, were close friends from then on. He was a good man.

Valerie and Chuck Miller

September 17, 2020

We have sweet and and very fond memories of John and Sylvia.
Because Kyle was friends with our sons we have known John and Sylvia for many years. They were always warm and caring and always helpful in anyway they could be. John loved the Bible and would often share passages with us in his conference room.
He always referred to himself as honest John.
When we first began in the real estate business John helped us so much and we were so fortunate that he and his paralegal Susan helped us navigate real estate closings. Sylvia was so very devoted to John and Kyle. She was the ultimate wife and partner any man could want. She loved John and Kyle with all of her heart. We are are saddened that they are no longer on this earth but we are assured they are happy together in heaven. Kyle, you are in our prayers. We know GOD will take are of you and give you strength.

Christen Aiken Canamare

September 16, 2020

I am so sad to hear the news about the passing of John and Sylvia . They were beautiful souls and will leave behind an amazing legacy. Kyle, I am praying for you and John . God bless this amazing family .

Mark Stewart

September 14, 2020

Quiet, unassuming guy with lots of common sense and above average intelligence! He handled our personal real estate transactions, never was a problem he could not solve. Also gave willingly of his real estate expertise, without charging for his time, in helping with church needs in this area. Very reliable, loved his family, good friend
Mark and Cathy Stewart and family

Ken Porter

September 14, 2020

To Kyle and the Cheros family

If has been my pleasure to have known and practiced law with John for over 50 years.
He handled all of my personal real estate transactions and
we worked together on many of his tort cases
John and Sylvia’s death breaks my heart

Sasha Davis

September 14, 2020

John was an agent for Chicago Title Insurance Company for many years. I was his rep. He was a kind man and loved to chat with me when I would come to visit. I enjoyed talking with him. I am sorry for the loss of both your father and your mother. I did not know Sylvia, but John said she made all of the desserts for your restaurant. I know they will be missed, but I know you will have wonderful memories to keep them alive in your hearts.

Claire Manning

September 14, 2020

John and I worked together for 28 of his 50 years practicing law. I work in Columbia with the title insurance company that insured his real estate transactions, and we talked almost weekly until his "retirement" about his various title issues. Even after he officially retired, we talked often. He was a brilliant and practical real estate lawyer. He was kind, caring and generous. He would often call to ask for help for one of his good clients or friends. The fact that he cared about the individuals and not just the work was obvious. I admire John and I will miss him! Godspeed, my friend!

Helen Kakouras

September 14, 2020

To Kyle and The Cheros Family I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet parents May God give you rest and May their memory be eternal.
Jesus is our only Savior and way to Heaven and we will see our Loved ones again.

Love Helen Kakouras

Alisha Como

September 13, 2020

My family has been neighbors of the Cheros family for fourteen years and they will be dearly missed. My boys and I have come to love his sweet grandson "lil John" and we will continue to be an extention of love. Prayers of Peace. God Bless.

Gwyn Smith

September 13, 2020

John was one of the smartest persons I have ever known. He willingly shared his information with anyone who asked. I often had questions. Although it was often stressful, John and Randy would sit for hours going over every line of John's business and personal tax returns to make sure there were no errors or other deductions available. When satisfied, Randy would print it. Then the two of them would come downstairs and share a light lunch. They caught up on all their KA brothers, shook hands, and John left for home.

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