John Gregory, Sr.

January 11, 1951 – September 15, 2020

John Gregory, Sr., 69, of Lincolnton, North Carolina, passed away on Monday, the 14th of September 2020 at Novant Health – Main.

He was born on the 11th of January, 1951 in Igoumenitsa, Greece, oldest of two sons, to the late Spyridonas Tsapukoglou and Anastasia Petridis Tsapukoglou.

John is survived by his beloved wife of thirty-seven years, Mariann Gregory; their four children: Spiro Tsapukoglou and his wife, Valanto; John Gregory, Jr.; Elaine Gregory and Phillip Gregory and his wife, Eleni; one granddaughter, Eleni Tsapukoglou; one brother, Alex Tsapukoglou and his wife, Sylvia and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews in the United States and Greece.

The Gregory family will greet friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Monday, the 21st of September, 2020 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral.  The Funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.  The family asked that social distancing and mask-wearing for those attending be observed.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Attn: Pew Restoration Project, 600 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC  28203.

Notes of encouragement or condolences may be made to the family by posting a comment below.

May His Memory Be Eternal


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Chris p

1 month ago

To the. Immediate family. Mariana and. Kids. I’m sending you My. Condolences I’m vey. Shock. About. John. Couldn’t. Believed when. I heard This terrible news For sure God will place. Him. In paradise.
Καλό ταξίδι Γιάννη

Foti Jean-Pierre Fotiu

1 month ago

Rest in Peace John. You are now with creator.
Our deepest condolences to the families and friends for your loss of an incredibly gentle and compassionate man.
John was a loving husband, father and a happy person with a tender character appreciating in living his life and sharing his joy with his family and friends.
A self-accomplished savvy business man. John’s generosity, his drive to value everyone in his path, his intellect, made him the most respected human being.
His legacy is his family, wife, four children, relatives and friends.
Memory Eternal
Theresa and Fotis fotiou

Deacon George N Politis

1 month ago

Please accept my deepest sympathy. May the Lord rest his soul among the saints and may the Lord comfort you. What a wonderful person he was. He will be missed.

Anne Malkasian

1 month ago

Dear Mariann, Spiro, John, Phillip & Elaine,
We are so devastated and heartbroken to lose our dear cousin John. We will always remember the love he had for family, his generous nature and how he truly loved life and lived it to the fullest.
May his memory be eternal,
Anna, Steve, Nicholas, Mallory & Peter

Janet Benton

1 month ago

Our thoughts and love are with you all.

Janet Harkey. (Benton)
Julie Harkey (Dunbar)
Rachel Winchester

Steve Austin

1 month ago

Our prayers are with you and your entire family for God to comfort you and keep you in His loving arms. With love and blessings Steve, Shannon and Halle-Grace.


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