John Edward Damianos
1951 - 2019
BORN
1951
DIED
2019
Damianos - John Edward, Esq., longtime Three Village resident, attorney and real estate developer, loving family man, and humanitarian passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 25th, at his home in Old Field at the age of 67. Born December 19th, 1951, in Plattsburgh, NY to Dr. Xenophon and Virginia Damianos, John was raised in Stony Brook, NY with his five brothers and sisters. Mr. Damianos was a Principal and Legal Counsel for Damianos Realty Group LLC, Smithtown, NY. He helped grow Damianos Realty Group into one of Long Island's most successful private family owned realty businesses. A member of the Suffolk County Bar Association since 1982, Mr. Damianos had been influential in the success of the organization, directing matters related to the Company's acquisitions, leasing, and operations and real estate transactions. In his venerable family tradition of philanthropy and humanitarianism, Mr. Damianos devoted his time to numerous philanthropic and community organizations. Most notable, he served as a board member of his community Greek Church, Middle Country Growth Coalition, Long Island Building Owners-Managers Association (BOMA) and the Real Estate Institute. Mr. Damianos was a recipient of the ABLI Developer of the Year Award and in 2019, the Long Island Business News Redevelopment of the Year Award. A graduate of The Stony Brook School, Long Island University, Mr. Damianos earned his Juris Doctor from the California Western School of Law. To those who knew him, Mr. Damianos was a humble and soft-spoken man, with a quick and wry sense of humor. Shunning a high profile, he often quietly supported other worthy causes such as delivering food parcels to needy people on behalf of City on a Hill Community Church, in Middle Island. With an artist's flair, John was an avid gardener who loved working in his yard, and on his vintage Porsche. Despite his prominent business success, John was equally at home driving a simple pick-up truck to a job site. He was a longtime resident of Setauket and was appreciative of the beauty of the greater Three Village area. His appreciation is reflected in the strong commitment to the beautiful landscaping, which is a hallmark of all the property and buildings within Damianos Realty Group's portfolio. More than anything, John was known for his kindness, humility, and deep love for his family. He will be dearly missed. Mr. John Damianos is survived by his two loving children, Elexis Zoe Damianos, Esq. and John James Damianos, his former wife and good friend Evonne Damianos, beloved brothers X. Cristofer Damianos (Helayne), Pelops Damianos (Marilyn), and sisters Bonnie Lee Rampone (Chuck), Elektra Gaebelein (Thad), and Beth Ann Damianos. The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home, 411 Old Town Road, Setauket: Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service on Monday, March 4, 10:00 a.m. at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, 430 Sheep Pasture Road, Port Jefferson; Interment at St. James Episcopal Church Churchyard, 490 North Country Road (Rte. 25A), St. James. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Monastery of St. Dionysios, 481 N. Country Road, St. James, NY 11780, The City on a Hill Community Church, 629 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY, 11953, or Bideawee Animal Rescue, 118 Old Country Road, Westhampton, NY 11977.


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Published by Newsday on Mar. 1, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Mar
2
Visitation
2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Bryant Funeral Home Inc
411 Old Town Rd, Setauket, NY 11733
Mar
2
Visitation
7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Bryant Funeral Home Inc
411 Old Town Rd, Setauket, NY 11733
Mar
3
Visitation
2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Bryant Funeral Home Inc
411 Old Town Rd, Setauket, NY 11733
Mar
3
Visitation
7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Bryant Funeral Home Inc
411 Old Town Rd, Setauket, NY 11733
Mar
4
Funeral service
10:00a.m.
Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption
430 Sheep Pasture Road, Port Jefferson, New York 11733
Funeral services provided by:
Bryant Funeral Home Inc
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I only just learned of John's passing on April 6.
We became friends at The Stony Brook School, and became closer friends after we both graduated. He was a great friend, an exemplary man with a heart of gold, and would do anything for you.
After graduating from college, we reconnected and he was my inspiration to attend law school, for which I credit and thank him to this day.
My condolences to his entire family.
Peter Phillips (Petrovits)
April 8, 2019
My condolences to John's family and Yvonne. John was a wonderful person and will be remembered by all. John Jericho, My condolences to John's family and Yvonne. John was a wonderful person and will be remembered by all. John Jericho
john jerico
March 13, 2019
John always welcomed me with a joyful smile whenever we ran into each other at business events. I will miss that warm embrace for a long time to come. I wish his family my heartfelt sympathy for their loss. Leaving your mark on this world can be done in many ways. For me with John, it was his constant kindness that I will always hold dear.
Deb Colton
March 2, 2019
I am so saddened to hear the news of the passing of John. I'm Janet (Donadio) Cozza....a good friend of your mom and dad as an alum of Plattsburgh, class of 1981. Your mom had me replace her on the Alumni Board. I visited their home often and felt like I knew all of the kids. They were so proud of all of you. I'm sending love and blessings to all of you. May John Rest In Peace.
Janet Cozza
March 2, 2019
My brother Tim and I have had the pleasure of working with John for the past 11 years. He was a pleasure to work with and was a kind and humble man. We will miss his occasional stop-bys to talk about a particular project or to get some advice on a new topic he heard about at a seminar. Knowing how close the Damianos family is we would like to express our deepest sympathy and prayers to his brothers, sisters, children and all that had the pleasure of knowing John.

Dan and Tim Tangel
March 1, 2019