John James Contis

  • Died: March 13, 2022
  • Location: Whitehall, Pennsylvania

William Slater II Funeral Service

1650 Greentree Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Tel. (412) 563-2800

Tribute & Message From The Family

Age 80, of Whitehall formerly of Mt. Lebanon, passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2022 peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was born on August 29, 1941 and in Oakland, PA. Son of the late James and Anna Contis. Preceded in death by his sister, Diane Contis Limberiou (James). John is survived by his wife of 54 years to Sandra (Gonot) Contis. Loving father of Christine (Steve) Pintar, Jamie (Brad) Zonghetti, and Michelle (Chuck) Ackerman. Adoring Papou to Lexi, Nina, Nicholas, and Anna. Beloved uncle to George Limberiou and Kathy Limberiou Sechrist; also survived by many nieces and nephews. John graduated from Schenley HS and Duquesne University. He had a long career with Super Valu. He loved to travel with his wife,and was happiest when spending time with his family. He was proud of his Greek heritage and was a life long member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Family and friends welcome Wednesday, March 16, 2022 from 12-8 pm WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, (412-563-2800) 1650 Greentree Rd., Scott Twp., 15220 where a Trisagion Service will be held Wednesday, 7:45 pm. Additional visitation will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2022 from 10 am until time of service at 11 am in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 419 S. Dithridge St., Pgh., PA 15213. Burial to follow in Homewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Keystone Chapter.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To the entire Contis family, I am so sorry for your loss. The Contis' I remember well, as neighbour and babysitter; John's kindness and generosity is remembered to this day. My deepest condolences.

Posted by Jenifer Evans - London - neighbor   March 17, 2022

I am so grateful to have been able to spend many wonderful times in the Contis house throughout my teen and college years. Chrissie has always been the most amazing friend, and that in and of itself is special. What is evident though, is truly how important family is to the Contis family, and how John was key in making that so. I always felt welcome and a part of the family anytime we were together. John was always a light in their household, and that light continues through each of his family members today. My deepest sympathies are with you in this time. I send my love and prayers for you all.

Posted by Lisa Veatch - OMAHA, NE - Family Friend   March 17, 2022

To Michelle and Chuck, Our sympathies to you both and your family on the passing of John Contis. He sounded like a great person, and we know you will miss him. We hope that your many warm memories of times together will always be a comfort to you.
John and Barb Gretz

Posted by Barb Gretz - Irwin, PA - Friend   March 17, 2022

I am SO sorry for your loss. John was a good friend and wonderful neighbor on Bridgewater; one that Dad and I were always grateful for. Sending warm thoughts and prayers to you all.

Posted by Dee Collins (Robison) - Westbrook, CT - Neighbor   March 16, 2022

My first memory of Uncle John was at his wedding to my Aunt. I just thought they were the hippest couple. I had never seen anyone with such beautiful eyes. He has been such a example of what a husband, father, grandfather and of course uncle should be. It was always so much fun watching him go about and making sure everyone was ok. I will miss you uncle.

Posted by Vicky Sullivan - West Terre Haute, IN - Family   March 15, 2022

In the end it's not the years of your life that counts, it's the life in years that counts..Thinking of you all.

Posted by Amy Abitz - Stephenson, VA - Friend   March 14, 2022