John George Bochis

December 15, 1941 ~ December 18, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

John Bochis Obituary

John George Bochis was born in Kaparelli, Greece on December 15th 1941 to parents George and Kalliope. He passed away on December 18th 2023 after celebrating a wonderful 82nd birthday with his family. He is survived by his amazing wife of 56 years, Nancy, his children George and Kali, his son-in-law Christopher, and his three granddaughters Alexandra, Kaycee and Christina. He is also survived by his "favorite child" his dog Bo. He is preceded in death by parents George and Kalliope, brother Jim and sister Mary.

John met his beautiful wife Nancy, fell in love, and they were married two years later. They lived in New Jersey where he opened his first restaurant, John's Holiday Diner. Throughout his life John had many passions and hobbies. Most people knew him as a world class powerboat racer. He was given the nickname "The Crazy Greek" by his wife Nancy after buying his first race boat without knowing how to swim. The Crazy Greek team went on to win many races beginning in 1973. He even came out of retirement at the age of 65 to race with his son George.

John loved nothing more than his family, but a close second in his eyes would have to be his classic cars. He belonged to the Fossil's Car Club in New Jersey. He also enjoyed cruising his classic car while in Florida. Over the years he owned many cars, his favorite being his blue 57 Chevy Bel-Aire. John's perfect Friday night consisted of watching old Western movies and attending a cruise night.
John touched so many people with his loyalty, friendship and larger-than-life personality; he will be deeply missed. In adherence to John's wishes, there will be no formal service.

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