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John Michael Maillis

February 14, 1937 ~ June 6, 2022 (age 85)

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John Michael Maillis, 85

Campbell- John Michael Maillis, 85, passed away on June 6, 2022, from Alzheimer’s disease.

Born February 14, 1937, in Leros, Greece, John lived in Kalymnos, Greece before he immigrated to the US on September 15, 1951, at 14 years of age, to join his brother and father and later his entire family, who emigrated from Kalymnos, Greece in February of 1954.  

John was a burner in the Youngstown Sheet and Tube and later an industrial painter and proud member of the painter’s union.

John was well respected by his peers and renowned in the painting industry for his incredible work ethic, and for his devotion and love for his entire family. 

He married Jewell (Fincham) Maillis in November of 1963. John was a loving husband, an incredible father and adored most as a Papou to his seventeen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his father, Michael Elias Maillis, his mother Maria (Klonaris) Maillis, his brother Ioannis M. Maillis and Elias M. Maillis, his sister Nomiki Tsagaris and nephew Michael Tsagaris.

Left to mourn his loss are his loving wife Jewell Maillis of 59 years, his daughters Vicki Maillis of Poland and Tina Loze (Nick) of Canfield, his sons George Poullas (Tammy) of Canfield, Michael J. Maillis (Celeste) of Campbell and Jack Maillis (Melanie) of Lowellville, along with his brothers Anthony M. Maillis (Joanne) of Campbell, Victor M. Maillis (Ruth Ann) of Youngstown, Nicholas M. Maillis, of Tarpon Springs Fla, and sisters Irene Weekly (Don) of Canfield and Harriet Miller (Ron) of Boardman, in addition to his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

His most treasured moment was when he became an American citizen after almost thirty years in the United States.  John will be missed for his generosity and unconditional love he bestowed to his family, friends and strangers, never turning a blind eye to those in need.

The Maillis family has entrusted his care to Wasko Funeral Home in Campbell, Ohio.  John’s calling hours will begin on Thursday June 9th at 8:30 a.m. at the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church located at 401 12th Street, Campbell, Ohio followed by the service at 10:00 a.m. and burial, which will follow the service.

The Maillis Family has entrusted John’s care to the Wasko Funeral Home.

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Services

24 Hour Viewing
Thursday
June 9, 2022

8:30 AM
Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church
401 12th Street
Campbell, OH 44405

Funeral Service
Thursday
June 9, 2022

10:00 AM
Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church
401 12th Street
Campbell, OH 44405

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