John Tsovilis

john tsovilis
On this 15th day of October 2021, at 6:10pm CST, we had to say goodbye to this wonderful man “John Tsovilis”, who passed away due to medical complications. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sophia Tsovilis; (4) children; (6) grandchildren; (1) daughter-in-law and (1) son-in-law. They are as follows: Vasili Tsovilis and wife, Christi “Bair” Tsovilis and their two children, Nikkos Tsovilis and Kostas Tsovilis; Efrosine Tsovilis; Demetra “Tsovilis” Oranday her husband, Felix Oranday and their two children, Sarai Oranday and Hope Oranday, and Christos Tsovilis and his two children, Yiannis Tsovilis and Orianna Tsovilis. John Tsovilis was a family man. He lived his life to the fullest. Originally born and raised in Eleftheri, Greece, then migrating to America at the ripe age of 14. Creating a life of adventure, he lived in many places (NY, MN, FL, and TX) and owned many business before settling in Florida and raising a family. He was your local pizza cook who always found pleasure in servicing people and making them happy. He talked about life and loved everyone equally. He was a loving, caring, sweet, and gentle man who would feed you if you were hungry or not and give you the last dollar in his pocket and a place to stay. He never complained and looked at life as we are all the same and all connected as family one way or another. In 2009, John Tsovilis had survived an aneurysm in his brain, but unfortunately was forced to retire. In 2013, after 31 years in Daytona Beach, FL, he decided it was time to move on and experience life in New Braunfels, TX where his family grew even larger. He lived quietly in Texas with his family and would travel to see his grandchildren as they were the priority now as a grandfather “Papou”. He would say to everyone to live your life, be kind to one another, love and provide for your family and be true to yourself and always have napkins on you just in case. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at the Lux Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.

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  1. Sophia and Kids, Wishing you peace and comfort. And wishing you courage to face the days ahead. Please know that you are in our thoughts and Prayers.

  2. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. Dad, I can’t get it off my mind that you left us. It bothers me to my core. I miss you. And wish you were here. You would be so happy seeing all the kids and grandkids playing together, and the noise that comes with it. I hope your looking down on us and smiling. I keep finding little gems tucked away of things we all have you when we were kids growing up that you kept. It is so sweet you kept those things as a keep sake. Just shows truly how genuine a father and person you were. I miss you so much. I love you dad Your Loving Son, Vasili

    • Your father was incredible, as of course you know. I only knew him for a couple of weeks but he made an impression on me that I will hold in my heart always. Please give my best to Demetra, Christos, and Sophia <3. -Melanie Bishop, RN

  4. I became very fond of this wonderful man and he told me stories of his childhood and amazing events in his life. He was incredibly passionate and loving, and I was honored to be able to be a small part of his journey in this life. My heart and prayers to out to his family. I will never forget him. -Melanie Bishop, RN

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