MEHOS, JOHN A.

Funeral mass took place Feb. 11 at Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Church, Jersey City, for John A. Mehos, 89, of Jersey City. He passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 5. Born in Boston (Roxbury), Mass., the second of three children to Chrysoula and Antonios Mehos. In 1936, along with parents and brother George moved to Jersey City, where a sister Eva was added to the family. A graduate of Pace University Class of 1953 with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree he chose to be self-employed, operating a restaurant, the A&T Restaurant, started by his late father in 1942 that he continued to operate until September 10, 2001, a total of 59 years of operation. He has served the Parish Council of Evangelismos Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church since 1976 in many executive positions, including advisor to youth until 1983. Served as parish president for 16 years, 1984-1985 and 2001 until 2014. Served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Jersey City Public Library holding the position of treasurer for the Board of Trustees. Joined the Order of Ahepa, Hudson Chapter 108 on March 22, 1966, serving in every executive position of the chapter until he was nominated to serve on the Fifth District Lodge. After serving in every position, elevated to Fifth District Governor 1988-1989, nominated and elected to serve as Supreme Governor, representing Districts 4 & 5, 1999-2000. In 2001 received the great honor to become Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Great Church of Christ with the Offikion KASTRINSIOS, this is the highest honor bestowed upon a lay person of the Church by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. John was predeceased by his parents, brother George and sister-in-law Elain and sister Eva. He is survived by his niece Crissy Ann Cleveland, husband Richard and grand nephews Stephan Anthony and Brandon George, also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews and their families. Services arranged by the Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Co., Jersey City.