1962 - 2023
John Anthony Choriatis, a devoted husband, loving father, brother, uncle, and accomplished professional, passed away on May 29th, 2023, at the age of 60, after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by his family during his final days. John's unwavering spirit, vibrant personality, and dedication to his family will forever be cherished and remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Born on July 4th, 1962, John's story began in Indiana, where he spent his formative years and developed the foundations of his character. He developed a strong sense of work ethic and moral values that would shape his path ahead. John then ventured to New York to attend college, where he carved out a path of success, built a career and started his own family. Later on, John's journey took him to Michigan where he created a warm and loving home, raising his children and forming lasting connections within his community.
John lived a life filled with joy and purpose, leaving an impact on everyone he encountered. John's proudest accomplishments were being a father to his three daughters, Christina, Stephanie, and Sarah, and a devoted husband of 35 years to the day to his wife, Sally. His love for his family knew no bounds, and he cherished every moment spent with them. He took great pride and joy in creating a warm and loving home. Whether it was one of the countless family gatherings and parties or simply a Tuesday afternoon, John's playful nature and sense of humor undoubtedly brought laughter and joy to any given situation.
John's sense of family extended beyond his immediate kin, encompassing his parents, Anthony Choriatis, Rosalind Gottleib Simpson, and his step-parents, Walter Simpson and Popi Pigis Choriatis, who embraced him as their own. His deep bond with his siblings, Edyth, James, Daniel, George, and Stavroula, as well as their spouses and his in-laws served as pillars of strength throughout his life. John's love extended to his nieces and nephews, whose laughter and presence brought him immense joy. They will forever hold dear the memories and love shared with their beloved Uncle John & Theo Yianni.
John found happiness in watching football, sneaking to the front row at concerts, and playing outdoor activities like pickleball, racketball, and biking. He found peace in working on cars, driving around blasting Pink Floyd, and laying anywhere with the sun in his face, sand beneath him, and the ocean waves roaring. However, regardless of the activity, regardless of the location, his soul was only ever truly fulfilled when sharing these passions with the people he loved the most.
John's professional journey unfolded over four decades, marked by an extraordinary legacy as a visionary leader in the Information Technology and Healthcare Industry. Throughout his distinguished career, he held influential positions at esteemed institutions such as North Shore Hospital, University of Michigan, and Hoag Hospital. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for Detroit’s Children’s Center, one of his most valuable roles was in developing a system for pediatric cancer patients to be able to attend school virtually, creating a beautiful full circle moment. With a commitment to making a difference in the healthcare sector, John left an incredible mark on the organizations he served. Guided by his deep empathy for patients and a desire to enhance their lives, his work resonated with profound meaning. His remarkable vision, dedication, and unwavering impact on countless lives will forever be remembered as a testament to his enduring legacy in both the healthcare and technology realms.
John will forever be remembered for his infectious laughter, his ability to find humor in any situation, and his genuine care for others. He touched the lives of many, leaving a tremendous mark on the hearts of all who knew him. His legacy of love, perseverance, and dedication will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to have him in their lives.
John's family would like to express their profound gratitude and deep appreciation to the exceptional medical professionals at Hoag Hospital. Their unwavering dedication, compassion, and expertise provided John with the highest quality of care during his illness.
The family has established a memorial tribute fund at Hoag Hospital Foundation. In lieu of flowers, gifts can also be made by visiting HoagHospitalFoundation.org and selecting the “Donate” tab at the top of the page. Gifts can be designated to Hoag Family Cancer Institute in honor of John Choriatis and will be used to provide resources to families at the Hoag Cancer Center.
For those who are unable to attend, the mass will be livestreamed on the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Malverne NY Facebook page at 11AM on Friday June 16th, 2023.
Wednesday, June 14
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Thursday, June 15
2:00 - 4:30 PM & 7:00 - 9:30 PM
New Hyde Park Funeral Home
506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
Friday, June 16
Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
65 Wright Ave, Malverne, NY
St. Charles Cemetery
2015 Wellwood Avenue, Farmingdale, NY