John Dionysious Koutsandreas

John Dionysious Koutsandreas,
Celebrating a Life of Service to his Country, former Colonel, USMC (Ret.) and Korean
War Veteran, passed away on October 27, 2020 at the age of 92.  

John Koutsandreas was a native Washingtonian who gave a lifetime of service to his
Community and Country. John attended
Eastern High School (1946) and was a
member of the 1947 Championship Football team. He continued his education at
American University where he earned a Physics Degree. Desiring to serve his Country,
John entered Officers Training School in the USMC where he eventually served in the
Korean War in 1951. As a young Lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Division he
supported two crucial battles, the Battles of Bloody Ridge, and Heartbreak Ridge, in an
area called "the Punchbowl" during his tour in Korea In November 30, 1952,

John married the love of his life Katherine Jalepes where they eventually settled down
and raised a family in Rockville, Maryland. John soon began his lifelong career in the
Federal Government working with NRL, NASA, EPA and DOE.

John is survived by his wife Katherine Koutsandreas to whom he was married for 67
years. He was father to three children, Denis J. Koutsandreas, Dana (Koutsandreas)
Hospodar and Zachary J. Koutsandreas; grandchildren include Rebecca Diaz
(Koutsandreas), Jessica Koutsandreas, Megan Koutsandreas, Allison Koutsandreas,
Max Hospodar and Lex Hospodar.

A funeral service (limited attendance due to Covid) will be held at Saint George Church
on Tuesday, November 10 with a viewing at 9 a.m. and service at 10 a.m.

Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of John Koutsandreas to either
Disabled American Veterans or Saint George Church.

Please sign the family online guestbook at  
Published in The Washington Post from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2020.

April 30, 1928-  October 27, 2020