Johnny D. Mastrokolias

Johnny Mastrokolias, 59, of Simpsonville, passed away early Tuesday morning, April 23, 2013.

He was born on October 8, 1953, in Portoheli, Greece. He was the son of the late Athanasios & Olympia Mastrokolias from Portoheli, Greece.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ourania and loving children, Olympia & Athanasios. He was the youngest of 6 children and is survived by 5 sisters and their husbands: Katina & Andreas Golfinopoulos, Vaso & Christos Koufalias, Evangelia & Stratos Kamaros, Ioanna & Phillipos Leventakis, and Maria (Thekla) Mastrokolia, who is a Nun, as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was a member of the St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Greenville, SC. Johnny was co-owner of the Coach House Restaurant of Simpsonville for 22 years with his long-time friend, business partner, and brother at heart, Spero Eliopoulos.

Johnny was full of life and was selfless in every endeavor. He seemed to please everyone he came in contact with, and as a result, he was loved unconditionally. His laughter was infectious and unique – he always had the right thing to say. He loved his homeland which he would visit every year to fulfill his passion for fishing and spending endless time with family and many friends. Johnny was extremely ambitious and managed to create a name for himself in the Greenville community as one of the best chefs around. His ambition transcended to his children who followed their dreams, thanks to his never-ending support and love. Johnny loved to entertain and prepare specialties for his friends, always seeking satisfaction in pleasing and making others feel at home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Memory of Johnny to the Payton Dowling account at TD Bank on Woodruff Rd or Fairview Rd. Simpsonville.

Visitation will be at Heritage Funeral Home, 313 N. Main St, Simpsonville on Thursday night, April 25 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm with a Trisagion Service at 7:00 pm. Funeral service will be Friday at 11:00 am at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Greenville. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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