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John Konstantinos
  • 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 met John, through my development of my free website for the Continental Football League, www.boosterclubcfl.com, and had the opportunity to meet Mr...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Dennis Kuno - Port Saint Lucie, FL

“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 »
2 of 27 | 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 »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Nick Haskakis - Columbus, OH

“Dear Sandy, I was just informed of the passing of John. My deepest sympathy to you and family. I remember all the good times that Ken and I had...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Robbi Hiney - Venice, FL

“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 »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Ann Orben - Naples, FL

“My sympathy to the Konstantinos family, I played for coach in the 70's at EIU.He gave me a great opportunity.I met some great people who to this day...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“My sympathy to the Konstantinos family, I played for coach in the 70's at EIU.He gave me a great opportunity.I met some great people who to this day...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Rob Dobo - Monaca, PA

“I had the good fortune to meet Coach Kons as a teenager at Eastern Illinois University in the mid-seventies. I respected him then, but thirty-five...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: John Dively - Carbondale, IL

“I played for Coach Kons at Eastern Illinois University. For me, he became the measure of a man. His influence will remain always. My deepest...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Kevin Lasley - Loami, IL

“My deepest sorrows to the Konstantinos Family. May God bless and give you peace. I played for coach at EIU in mid '70s. His memory will live on in...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Tim Matichak - Plainfield, IL

“Our sincere condolences and prayers are with you in this your hour of bereavement. I had the honor of being coached at EIU by coach Kons. The best to...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Fred Thompson - East St Louis, IL

“Sympathy and prayers to the Konstantinos Family. Many good things will be said about Coach Kons, but the most important accolade he will receive is...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Dennis Ghinazzi - Aurora, IL

“so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time. ”
13 of 27 | Posted by: Jim Humrichous - Chrisman, IL

“I have the best memories of Coach Kons and his staff when I played for him at Eastern Illinois! He brought such a professional atmosphere to the...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathies to the Konstantinos family. i had the privledge of playing for Coach Kons at EIU. He and my Dad coached together and he will be...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Mark Campana - Dayton, OH

“To the Konstantinos Family, my twin brother and I played on the NC State teams that "Coach Kons" coached, which is still the winningest four-year...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Don Buckey - Raleigh, NC

“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 this...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Dawn Curtis - Fairport, NY

“Sandy, I remember the love you and John shared, you were definitely soul mates. Death can't separate what God and love have joined for love is...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Marvin L. Henderson - Ravenna, OH

“Dear Sandy, I was shocked and saddened to read John's obituary in this mornings papers. My heart goes out to you as you grieve this transition....Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“Sandy and family, my father (Brian Burke) coached with John for several years. My parents are in Florida and won't be able to attend the services,...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Madeline and family - our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your loss. Much love and blessings ”
21 of 27 | 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 »
22 of 27 | 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. ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: richard tompkins - bonita springs, FL

“Sandy & Family,Please accept our deepest sympathies. You are in our thoughts and prayers.May God watch over him. ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: Mike & Carol Suponcic - Parrish, FL

“My deepest sympathy to the Konstantinos family. I will keep John (Kons) and family in my prayers.Larry Smith ”
25 of 27 | Posted by: Dr. Larry Smith - Columbia, MD

“Offering our deepest sympathies during this time. ”
26 of 27 | Posted by: The Staff of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home - OH

“Our thoughts are with you. ”
27 of 27 | 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.

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Eglington Cemetery

Clarksboro, NJ