Obituary for John P. Rallis
John Rallis, 91, of West Hartford, CT passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Born in Framingham, MA on September 3, 1926 he was a son of the late Peter and Costula (Mann) Rallis. John was a proud veteran of the United States Navy and served in the Pacific during WWII. After earning a degree in Public Relations from Boston University, John embarked on a long career in the Purchasing Department of Pratt & Whitney. An avid skier and golfer he always enjoyed spending a day on the slopes with his nieces or playing a round of golf with his brother, nephews or friends. He had a keen interest in modern history and a passion for cars, especially Corvettes. John also enjoyed the times he shared with his longtime Pratt buddies whether it be winter vacations in Florida or trips to Old Saybrook for Sunday breakfast. Besides his parents, John was predeceased by his sister Stella Rallis, his brother and sister-in-law William and Elaine Rallis and his brother-in-law Alexander Kowalchuk. He is survived by his sister Florence Kowalchuk of Bristol, CT and his nieces Susan Lacey, Cheryl Alterman, Karan Pfingst, and Pamela Marshall and his nephews Gregory Kowalchuk and Alexander Kowalchuk as well as many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, March 10, 2018 at St Demetrios Church, 31 Brightwood Road, Bristol, CT. Calling hours will be from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at DuPont funeral Home, 25 Bellevue Ave., Bristol. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Demetrios Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.