John D. Paikos, 84 years, of Lynn, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a brief illness.
He was born in Greece on November 8, 1934 to the late Dimitrios and Maria (Vergados) Paikopoulos. He was raised in Greece and survived WWII and the Greek Civil War and immigrated to Lynn, MA in 1959. He married Despina (Kefalas) in 1960 and raised two children. John worked as a grocer for many years and retired in 1989. He purchased a business with his son in 1990 and worked with his son until his passing.
He enjoyed spending time with his children and his grandchildren. John enjoyed working around his home and in his yard. John was a loving father and grandfather. His family was the light of his life. He will be carried in their hearts forever and in the hearts of the many friends he had throughout the years.
John is survived by his two children, Maria Paikos-Hantzis and his son James J. Paikos and his wife Kimberly Paikos of Middleton; his grandchildren, Kosta Hantzis, John “Yanni” Paikos and Michael Paikos of Middleton.
John was a genuine person, so vibrant and energetic that everyone who met him immediately loved him. He was a proud American who devoted his life to securing a successful future for him, his wife, his children and his grandchildren.
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