John Theodore Mitrou passed away peacefully on August 25th a the SunHarbor Nursing Home in Roslyn, New York. John was born on October 8th, 1919 in New York and over the years lived in Galveston, Texas and Manhasset, New York. He shared his life with his loving wife Mary-Jane, a native of Galveston. John fell in love with Mary -Jane while at the University of Texas and they married on June 22, 1942, in the Galvez Hotel, in Galveston. Mary-Jane and Johnny had been married for 67 years.
John loved boating, fishing, and golf and would often take cruises with Mary-Jane throughout the Caribbean. He was a successful business man in the Petroleum shipping industry, subsequently owned his own Fuel Oil business, and moved into retirement as a top real estate agent for Century 21. He was a patriot serving our country in World War II caring for our soldiers as a medical technician.
John is survived by his wife Mary-Jane; his daughter Olga-Anne Berest and husband Robert; his son Nicholas; his son Theodore and wife Madeline; his grandchildren David and Jeffrey Mitrou, Heather Berest, Alison Berest Busching and Krista Billard; and his great grandchildren Ryan Mitrou, Anna Mitrou, Lucas Duckstein, and Mark and Paul Billard.
John’s family will receive visitors from 6 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, September 1st, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 9 am, Tuesday, September 2nd, at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be sent to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 5 Channel Drive, Port Washington, New York 11050.