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John F. Poulos

March 13, 1931 ~ April 11, 2017 (age 86)

John F. Poulos, 86 passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in St. Michael’s University Medical Center, Newark, NJ.

The funeral will be from the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, NJ on Tuesday, April 18 at 9:00 a.m.  A Funeral Mass will be offered at Ss. Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 80 Laurel Avenue, Roseland, NJ at 10: 00 a.m. Interment will follow at Arlington Cemetery, Kearny, NJ. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Mr. Poulos was born in Newark and was a lifelong resident of Kearny.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, serving in Pusan, Korea.

John earned his B.S and M.A. in Education from New York University.

He taught business education in the West Orange, NJ school district for 23 years. John was chairman for the department at Mountain High School during that time for 18 years. Mountain High School later became West Orange High School. Prior to that, he taught business subjects at Pascack Valley High School in Hillsdale, NJ for 10 years from 1956 until 1966.

Son of the late Frank and Molly (nee Economou ) Poulos; John is survived by his cousins, George and Helen Zicopoulos;  godson, Dino Zicopoulos and his wife Kimberly; one niece, Vasiliki Zicopoulos and many cousins.

 Service Information

April 17, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home
585 Belgrove Drive
Kearny, NJ 07032

Funeral Mass
April 18, 2017

10:00 AM
Ss. Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
80 Laurel Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068

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