CAMPBELL, OH – Funeral services were held for John Michael Haralambis, 78, on November 20 at the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, with Father Steve Denas presiding. Haralambis passed away on November 13 with his loving family by his side after a valiant fight against cancer.
Haralambis was born December 8, 1939, in Astypalea, Greece, the son of Michael and Maria (Lambrinos) Haralambis. He came to the United States and moved to Campbell in 1967 and was proud to become a United States citizen in 1977.
Haralambis worked for various painting contractors, working all over the United States, painting bridges. He was a member of Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church and the Painters Union 476.
Haralambis enjoyed traveling and every year would visit family and friends in Greece. He also enjoyed swimming in the ocean, going to casinos to play the slots, card games with his friends, and working in his garden. An avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, he was also an excellent cook.
He is survived by his beloved wife, the former Edith “Edie” Curtis; two sisters-in-law, Claire Haralambis and Maribeth Curtis; two brothers-in-law, Robert (Jenna) Curtis and Gary (Carrie) Curtis, along with many nieces and nephews in the United States and in Greece. He also leaves his two nephews, who were like his sons, Michael Haralambis, Bobby Curtis and Goddaughter Marie Haralambis.
Besides his parents, John was predeceased by five brothers, Manuel, George, Nick, Gus, and Jack Haralambis; his father and mother-in-law, Roy (Irene) Curtis and a brother-in-law, Billy Curtis.
Family and friends may paid their respects on November 20 at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Campbell. The burial followed the services at Archangel Michael Orthodox Cemetery.
Arrangements were entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market Street, Boardman. Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to send condolences to the family or sign the guestbook.
Haralambis’ family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of the seventh floor at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown, Dr. Maria Miklowski and the Cleveland Clinic G91 and also to Hospice of The Valley for all the care and compassion shown to John throughout this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in John’s name to Hospice of The Valley, 5190 Market Street, Boardman, OH 44512.