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Obituary: John Theodore Mitrou

John Theodore Mitrou passed away peacefully on Aug. 25 at the SunHarbor Nursing Home in Roslyn. John was born on Oct. 8, 1919 in New York and over the years lived in Galveston, Texas and Manhasset. 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 businessman 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.

A memorial Mass was held Saturday, Aug. 29 at noon at St. Mary’s Church in Manhasset. John will be laid to rest in Galveston, Texas at the Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be sent to the Alzheimers Foundation of America, 5 Channel Drive, Port Washington, NY 11050.