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October 05, 1942 May 02, 2024
October 05, 1942 -- May 02, 2024

John S. Tasiopoulos, Age:81

John S. Tasiopoulos, 81, passed away with his family by his side after a brief illness.  John was the loving husband for over 56 yrs to Nancy Joy (nee Waltz); caring dad and rock to Kalli (Javier) Tasiopoulos Ortega; cherished grandpa and best friend to Jacob John Ortega; endearing brother to DeMetra (Edward) Johnson; dear uncle to Katherine (Kevin) Murphy, Samuel (Asimina) Johnson, and Andrew (Jaclyn) Johnson; fond brother-in-law of the Goeringer, Zielinski Haber, and Waltz families; a great nephew, cousin, and friend to countless. John was the owner of the Cottage Hill Restaurant in Melrose Park of over 30 yrs.

John was a steadfast guardian and nurturing caregiver, dedicating his life to his family, who were the core of his being.  His legacy as a pillar of strength will endure, cherished through the countless lives he touched with his generous spirit and unwavering love.

Visitation and services will be held at Olson Burke/Sullivan Funeral and Cremation Center, located at 6471 N. Northwest Hwy. (one blk north of Devon), Chicago on Tuesday, May 7 from 11 am until time of service at 12:30 pm.  Interment private. The family was assisted by Vergos and Associates under the supervision of Olson Burke/Sullivan Funeral and Cremation Center.  Info: 773-774-3333

To his friends and family, he leaves us with the reminder to “just be kind”.


Lex And Sue Alexander May 04, 2024

Relative Chicago , Illinois

Our deepest condolences to Joy, Kalli, jake, Dee and the rest of the family. John always made everyone feel welcome and he will be missed. Words cannot express how you possibly are feeling but know that you are in our thought at this time. Lean on each other. It is family that will help get each of you through these coming days, No one can tell you it will get easier because it doesn't. Each of you have memories stored within you that will sometimes bring smiles and at other times tears but it is OK....LAUGH..CRY. these are our defenses to assist us in coping, John is watching over all of you.

Judi Chambers (Naccarato) May 05, 2024

Long time friend Marietta , Georgia

My dear Joy . . I cannot believe that John is gone. He always had that wonderful dry sense of humor. One of the funniest things I remember him doing is putting his finger on the top of his head and mimicking curling hair around it and then putting a real hairclip on it and of course it fell. I have such wonderful memories of spending evenings as our three couples at either one's house . . . You and John, Diane and Tim and me and Jimmy. I cherish those times together. My prayers are with you and your family and John's family as well. Much love, Judi

James. And SanDee Koehler May 05, 2024

Friend of Joy. (LHN) Midlothian , Texas

Joy, blessings and prayers for your family during this difficult time Jim and SanDee Koehler 🥲💔

Diane l Walther May 06, 2024

Friends forvever Chicago , Illinois

Joy and families who I’ve known and loved for decades. I am so sorry I couldn’t be there. You all know how much Tim and I loved John. John had a way about him that he could always make you laugh and smile whenever we got together and he always made you feel special. I will cherish so many wonderful memories we shared together. My entire family is deeply saddened to hear about his passing. They will also have memories to treasure. I know no words can comfort you and the family during this difficult time, but I know Tim is in heaven welcoming John home. I know that puts a smile on my face. Love you dear friend.

Ken & Char Schneeberger May 07, 2024

Old neighborhood freinds Oswego , Illinois

Dear Kali, Joy & Jake, We’d like to extend our heart felt condolences and sympathy for your loss

Kathleen Vitaioli May 07, 2024

LHN friend of Joy Chicago , Illinois

Dearest Joy and family: I offer to you my deepest condolences for your loss and grief. May the Lord bless you and keep you; May the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; May the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. With much love, Kathy Vitaioli 🙏💙