John N. Maragakis, 66-years-old, passed away Sunday, April 21, 1991.
He was born February 15, 1925 in Mohrland, Utah, a son of Nick J. and Alexandra Platzidakis Maragakis. He graduated from Carbon High School in Price, Utah; graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah. He went on to serve his country in the Army 115th Engineer Battalion. He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of Salt Lake City, also served as a member of the Church Board of Trustees. He held many leadership positions and was instrumental in starting the Western Orthodox Youth Association. He was Operations Manager of Ajax/Division of McGraw-Edison Company of Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition, he was a prominent business consultant in commercial real estate.His philanthropic and community activities included a long standing member of the Salt Lake Minos Chapter of Pancretan Association; National Officer of Pancretan Association of America; Chairman, Pancretan Scholarship Committee; Chairman, Utah Technical College Advisory Council; President, Board of Directors of the Junior Achievement of Utah; member Board of Directors of the United Fund; member board of directors, Utah Blue Shield, Inc.; director, Salt Lake Kiwanis Club; member, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of Management Education Committee, Utah Manufacturers Association; and Chairman of Mount Olympus Community Council.
He is survived by his wife, Kornelia Feotis Maragakis, Salt Lake City; son, Nicholas John Maragakis, Salt Lake City; daughter, Elaina Michele Maragakis, Salt Lake City; sisters, Sylvia (Mike) Varanakis, Salt Lake City; Mary (Louie) Thiros, Salt Lake City; Leni (Harris) Cairo, Salt Lake City; brother-in-law, John Anthony Feotis, Salt Lake City; mother-in-law, Helen Feotis; eight nephews; three nieces; one great-nephew; and two great-nieces.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 24, 12 noon, at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 279 South 300 West. Friends may call Tuesday evening, 6-8 p.m. at MacKay Deseret Mortuary, 36 East 700 South, with prayer service (Trisagion) at 7:30 p.m. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery. Funeral directors, MacKay Deseret Mortuary.
The family asks, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Greek Orthodox Church, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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