John Christopher Castanes
  • In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
  • Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity
    Building Fund
    30 Race Street
    Charleston, SC 29403

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“John Castanes was not only one of my best friends but also one of the best Professional Engineers that I have ever known. His PE and PLS licenses...Read More »
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“John Castanes was not only one of my best friends but also one of the best Professional Engineers that I have ever known. His PE and PLS licenses...Read More »
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John Christopher Castanes, 92, passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

He is survived by his daughter, Maria Kresho and husband, Mark of Middletown, PA; his son, Chris Castanes and wife, Amy of N. Myrtle Beach, SC; four granddaughters, Elena Castanes of N. Myrtle Beach, SC, Kimberly Leach and husband, Steve of Dallas, TX, Renee᷉ Kolesa and husband, Paul of Hermosa Beach, CA and Nicole Liscio and husband, Paul of Pittsburgh, PA; grandson, Nicholas Kresho and wife, Mary of Pittsburgh, PA; one great granddaughter, Sophia Kresho of Pittsburgh, PA and two great grandsons, Mark and Charlie Leach of Dallas, TX.

John was born on November 20, 1927 in Charleston, SC to the late Christos John Castanes and Maria Mercouri Castanes. He received a Bachelor's Degree from The Citadel in 1949, proudly served in the U.S. Army, and was a veteran of the Korean War.

John was a member of the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, a member of the Order of AHEPA and served as past District Governor.

A Trisagion Service will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2020 in the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Charleston, SC at 2:00 p.m. followed by a Funeral Service with Father Aristotle Damaskos 3:00 p.m. Burial will be held in Live Oak Memorial Gardens immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Holy Trinity Building Fund, 11 Race Street, Charleston, SC 29403.

Local arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.