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“Dear Markoul family, I was stunned and deeply saddened to hear of John's passing! No matter what his age, he alway's came across as young. John was...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Cathie Nardone - Southfield, MI

“Uncle John was a role model in many ways to me. He was both practical and very creative, both daring and wise. His life was always interesting. I...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Brian Melonakos - Escondido, CA

“We Love you John. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Kathryn and Jay Novak - MI

“Dear Markoul Family, We are shocked and saddened by your loss. I do wish that I would have had the privilege to meet John in person. Patty and I...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Anton and Patricia Bernhardt - OR

“Dear Markoul Family, Our deepest sympathies to you all. Through my wonderful friendship with Michael over the past 40 years, I had the opportunity...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Mark Herman - Marion, MI

“We are deeply saddened to learn the loss of our friend. It has been a pleasure getting to know John and his family all these years. He was very...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Comerica Bank - Farmington, MI

“May your memory be eternal Uncle John ... ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Gregory Panagos - Boca Raton, FL

“I have so many fond memories of him....from family get togethers, skiing with the GOYA, and a very fun joint family vacation to Expo 67 in Canada. ...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Joann Kefalas - Farmington, MI

“John was a great businessman and friend. We will all miss him. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Linda Wortham/Bob McClure - MI

“Dear Markhoul Family: The Tsouris family offers its sympathy on the passing of John. We were neighbors in Franklin Village, our girls were friends...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Mary S. Tsouris - Troy, MI


JOHN MARKOUL of West Bloomfield died on March 12, 2012 at the age 88. In 1953, he co-founded National Reproductions Corp. with his partner James Pamel. The Detroit-based company grew to become one of the largest commercial printing companies in southeastern Michigan. It was sold in 1997. John was a man of honor. His integrity set him apart from most men. Whether you were family or friend, you could always count on John. John was a very successful businessman, and so much more. He flew his own plane, played many a golf course and enjoyed traveling. Most of all, John loved spending time with his family and friends. John was the beloved husband of Georgia for 26 years. He was the dear father of Michael Vicki), Sandie Sarhan (Frank), Mark Heppard (Cheryl), Michelle Heppard and Nick Heppard (Lisa). John was the loving grandfather of Alex, Ashley, Nicole, Olivia, Julia, and Ava. He was the brother of the late Christine Melanakos. John is also survived by several nieces and nephews. His family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile), Thursday, from 2-8p.m. Trisagion is at 7p.m. Funeral service is Friday 10a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 760 Wattles, Troy. Memorial tributes may be made to the church. John you gave this world the best you had and the world is a better place because you were here. Rest in peace Chief...Heaven is your reward for a life well lived. His granddaughters used these words to describe him: Nicole: "Kind and generous" Olivia: "Loving and thankful" Julia: "Dependable and funny" Ava: "Caring and always there when you needed him"

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A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Directors
2600 Crooks Road Troy, MI 48084
Tel. (248) 362-2500

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