Ioannis Paraschos, 75, died Tuesday, June 25, 2019. He was born June 7, 1944 in Greece, son of the late George and Alexandra Paraschos.
Ioannis was a former Professional Soccer player in Massachusetts, and his favorite team was PAOK. He moved to the US in 1970, was a shoemaker, then to Myrtle Beach in 1978 where he opened his first restaurant, Georgio’s Pizza. In 1979, he founded Pizza Ala Roma in Myrtle Beach. He was a great businessman and family man, always making a fuss over his grandchildren.
Survivors include wife of 51 years, Athina; sons George (Kathy) and Michael (Kristina) Paraschos; daughter, Vivian (Jimmy) Lambrinos; two brothers, Harry and Kosta Paraschos; the cat he loved, Kikista; and 7 loving grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Maria.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, June 28, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Myrtle Beach. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday, with a Trisagion Service at 7:30.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 3301 33rd Ave Ext. North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
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