Johnny Anthony Liapakis

February 28, 1963August 8, 2022
Obituary of Johnny Anthony Liapakis
In loving memory
If you asked a hundred people what kind of man, Johnny “Leo” Anthony Liapakis was, many would say a strong leader, loving husband, father, grandfather “Papal”, and friend to all. He was tough as nails, a smart businessman and a teacher to many. If you asked the people who knew him the best, they would say he was a superhero and the rock of the family. He gladly gave to so many. His life was full of many adventures. He was a firm believer that family always came first and was the most important thing in his life. He loved being surrounded by his family and close friends. He always had time to listen and loved to give a word of advice or his always spot on option. He liked to keep things simple and only liked using four letter words. 😊 Many gatherings that came to pass, where he would call us all to listen to many wise words, sarcastic cracked jokes, and many good times filled with laughter. He spoke of how family is the most important aspect of life, and how he wanted us all to stay strong in his absence. He told us we were all regarded highly in his heart, and we all came first above himself. With every conversation held, he was slowly preparing us out of love. Johnny “Leo” Anthony Liapakis of Orlando, Florida passed away on August 8th, 2022, at the age of 59. He was born on February 28th, 1963, in Steubenville, Ohio to Emanuel and Lillian (Mastroangoli) Liapakis. He was one of 4 children. In 1982, he married the love of his life, Patti Jo. Together, life would throw many challenges, but they would always get through the challenges side by side. They welcomed their son John James, into the world. He was their miracle and pride and joy. As the years passed, father and son grew to be best friends. John “Leo” loved to golf, the Pittsburgh Steelers and spending quality time with his loved ones. He enjoyed a good conversation and loved to give his option. His heart was as big as the loving home he made for his family. He is proceeded in death by his Father and Mother. He is survived by his wife Patti Jo Liapakis; his sons, John Liapakis and Alex Hilgert; daughter-in-law, Erin Liapakis; granddaughters, Ava and Ariel; his work wife Samantha Blackburn; siblings Debbie (Dean) Van Kirk, Michael Liapakis, Lisa Liapakis; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Niko. John “Leo” was a firm and loving man who always put his family first. He was the heartbeat of the family and kept the hearts of his family beating strong. His memory will continue to live on in the hearts of the people who loved him dearly. In lieu of flowers, donations to the leukemia, lymphoma and lung cancer societies are appreciated. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Liapakis family.

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