- August 13, 1936 - March 14, 2013
- Twin Lakes, Ohio
of John's Passing
- To honor John, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the:
John and Sandra Konstantinos Student Athlete Scholarship Fund
c/o Hometown Bank
142 North Water Street
Kent, OH 44240
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“I played for Coach @ N.C. State.John was a class act and very influential in my life. I feel lucky to have had the honar to play for John and then...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Jack F Kohl ll - Ravenna , OH
“My deepest sympathy to the family. Even though we both grew up in Yorkville, I never really had the opportunity to talk with John until our periodic...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Nick Haskakis - Columbus, OH
“My deepest sympathy to Sandy, and family, In my mind I have pictures of John in perfect health. Vital and athletic, brilliant and caring. He will...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Ann Orben - Naples, FL
“Dear Sandy, Chris, Alexis and family:
I am so very sorry to hear about John's passing. Sending my thoughts and prayers to all of you during...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Dawn Curtis - Fairport, NY
“Dear Madeline and family - our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your loss. Much love and blessings
5 of 9 | Posted by: Jo and Dennis Foley - Holland, MI
“My deepest sympathies are with your family. Thinking of you all. My parents were very close friends and I was glad to hear all the wonderful stories...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Michele Allen (Corbissero) - TX
“Mindy and I have fond memories of John that began more than 50 years ago, Our thoughts are with Sandy and the family.
7 of 9 | Posted by: richard tompkins - bonita springs, FL
“My deepest sympathy to the Konstantinos family. I will keep John (Kons) and family in my prayers.
8 of 9 | Posted by: Dr. Larry Smith - Columbia, MD
“Our thoughts are with you.
9 of 9 | Posted by: Sheila & John McCalla - richmond, VA
John Konstantinos, 76, of Twin Lakes, died Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Justin T. Rogers Care Center in Copley.
He was born August 13, 1936 in Yorkville, OH to Kostas and Mary Josephine (Mula) Konstantinos.
John was a nationally recognized athlete, football coach, sports administrator, and commissioner with: the Cleveland-Canton-Philadelphia Bulldogs, Temple, William and Mary, NC State, Eastern Illinois, Arkansas, Kent State, Cleveland State, and the Ohio State Athletic Commission. Career highlights included: All Pro status as a player in the United and Continental Football Leagues, induction into the University of Charleston Athletic Hall of Fame, and 5 major bowl appearances as a coach with NC State and Arkansas, including the 1980 Sugar Bowl game for the national championship.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sandra (nee Green); son: Christopher (Jenny) Konstantinos of Richmond, VA; daughter: Alexandria (Mr. Courtney Miller) Konstantinos of Dublin, OH; granddaughter, Ava Konstantinos of Richmond, VA; sister-in-law, Peg Konstantinos of Sunset Beach, NC; brother: Mr. Joseph (Sharon) Konstantinos of Martinez, GA; and sister: Madeline (Mr. Myron) Kukla of Holland, MI. He was preceded in death by his brother, Kiki Konstantinos; and sister, Stella Jones.
Calling hours will be held 5-8 PM Monday, March 18th at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent where services will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 19th with V. Rev. Fr. George J. Treff officiating. A private burial will be held at Eglington Cemetery in Clarksboro, NJ. To honor John, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John and Sandra Konstantinos Student Athlete Scholarship Fund at Hometown Bank, 142 North Water St, Kent OH 44240.