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John Sarantos Laliotes

May 4, 1947 April 9, 2019
John Sarantos Laliotes
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Obituary for John Sarantos Laliotes

John Sarantos Laliotes, age 71, passed away peacefully at his home on April 9, 2019.

Honoring John’s wishes, a celebration of his life will be held at a later date with family in Florida. Enichement at Pinewood Mausoleum.

John was born in Brooklyn, NY and resided in Rockland County, NY until college. He graduated from ECU in 1969 with a degree in Political Science. John was a successful pharmaceutical sales representative, district manager and advanced training manager primarily with Bristol-Myers-Squibb. He was known for his dry sense of humor, and always challenging his sales teams to utilize “critical thinking” in their work. He celebrated winning District Manager of the Year concluding with a trip to Paris. He particularly gave thanks to his mentor, Paul Klein.

John and Ann moved 15 times in their careers, coming back to the Greenville area with retirement. Their shared passions included their love for ECU and ECU athletics. A first generation college graduate, John believed in giving back to his alma mater by establishing multiple student endowments. He was so proud of the recent opening of the John Laliotes Political Science renovated Library at ECU which bears his name. John also relished political “debating”, the theater arts, and enjoyed nature through travel and at their homes. They spent earlier years taking fun-filled cross-country cruises in their former sports car. Nothing could match the taste of eastern NC BBQ or Joe’s Stone Crabs.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Lottie Laliotes, and a brother, Kenneth.

He is survived by his: beloved wife of 49 years, Ann Brandon Laliotes; sister-in-laws, Jane Williams and Mary Leslie Brandon; and nieces, Jenny Guilbeau, Nancy Williams, Katie Conley and their children.

A caring, funny, full of life and loving man will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Thanks to CCH Hospice nurses D.J., Kim, Cami, and Elizabeth, P.A. for their compassion and care.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to ECU Educational Foundation, Inc. (Pirate Club) in John’s name, Ward Sports Medicine Building, Suite 304, Greenville, NC 27858-4353. GO PIRATES!

Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home

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Cemetery Details


Pinewood Memorial Park Final Resting Place

Highway 33 East
Greenville, NC 27858

Highway 33 East Greenville 27858 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

ECU Educational Foundation, Inc.

Pirate Club, Ward Sports Medicine Building, Suite 304, Greenville, NC 27858-4353

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