John Philip Amorgianos
November 10, 1942 – March 9, 2019
John Philip Amorgianos was born on November 10, 1942 in Greece to Philip John Amorgianos of the Chrisomylia village, on the island of Fourni and Anastasia (nee Pyrovolikos) Amorgianos of the island of Thimena. John was raised and educated in Thimena, were he spent his childhood attending school and tending to the family’s herd of goats. John worked as baker and construction laborer in his youth before completing his compulsory military service in the Greek Navy where he maintained artillery and worked as a cook. He then joined the merchant marines which brought him to America. John married Antoinette Amorgianos (nee Magos) in 1970 in Jacksonville Florida. While he never lost his love of Greece and Greek culture, John became a proud and patriotic United States Citizen. He made it a point to stay informed on politics in order responsibly vote in each election. He has been a resident of Jacksonville and a member of St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church since 1970, serving multiple terms on the parish council. He was a member of the local painter’s union before opening John Amorgianos Painting Company (dba JA Painting) in the 1980’s which he operated for over 30 years before his retirement last year. Additionally, John was a member of the American Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association (AHEPA) Socrates Chapter 6. In his free time, John enjoyed fishing and was an accomplished cook. He put his culinary skills to frequent use for St John the Divine parish luncheons and the Greek Festival as well as for the AHEPA. John enjoyed Greek dancing and loved Greek music. He attended the annual Greek American Pan-Icariot dance in Tarpon Springs on numerous occasions. John was a loving father, grandfather and devoted husband, beloved by all who knew him. John is preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Anastasia, as well as his brother Michael and his sister Stella. John is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Antoinette, and his children Philip, Anthony, and Angela. John will be missed by his grandchildren Emily, Noah, Zachary, Alyvia, and Ariana.
Trisagion ~ Sunday, March 17 5:00 PM Visitation 6:00 PM Service Begins Funeral Services ~ Monday, March 18 at 10:00 AM Both Services at St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. May his memory be eternal and may our good and loving Lord continue to give his family strength to endure during these difficult times.
- Visitation Sunday, March 17, 2019
- Trisagion Sunday, March 17, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, March 18, 2019
John Philip Amorgianos
Jim and Barbara Riggan
March 18, 2019
John and his crew painted our house twice and we enjoyed getting to know John and he always produced great work. He was so kind and helpful and always interested in the family. May our Heavenly Father give peace to his family at this time and the days to come. It was our privilege to call him friend.
Jim (Jimmy to John) and Barbara Riggan