Our beloved Manoj John (49) was called to eternal life on August 17th, 2018 surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by his wife, and resident of Oravackal, Kottayam, Binimol John, children Jeffey John, Sachin John, Rohan John, and 8 sisters. He was a resident of West Orange, NJ and belonged to the Ambalathunkal family from Vaduvathoor, Kottayam.
He was the only son of the late Mr. John Ambalathunkal and the late Mrs. Accamma John, both residents of Vadavathoor, Kottayam. His sisters, Mariamma (Kottayam), Santhamma (Kottayam), Molly (Kottayam), Kunjumol (NJ), Alice (NJ), Rema (NJ), Suma (NJ), Renji (FL), sister-in-law Animol, brothers-in-law Robert Stango, M.C. Mathai, Lalu Kuriakose, Babu Varghese, Thomas Valiyaveedan, P. Joy Kurian, and John Varghese are all appreciative of your thoughts and prayers. He was also blessed with countless loving nieces and nephews to carry on his memory.
As an active and faithful member of the Malankara Archdiocese Council Member of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America, his contributions in the ecumenical field were highly noteworthy. He had served as the Chief Editor of the Malankara Deepam and as an Executive Agent of the Satyavishvasa Samrakhshna Samithi (Council of Spiritual Upliftment), in addition to working as a Professional Graphic Artist. Even during his battle with cancer, his unfailing faith in our Lord had always set him as a role model to all Malayalees in the US.
Amongst all his various roles, his greatest priority had been his children and his family. Even in distress, he always gathered strength for his loved ones. He taught us how to be brave and not fear. His heart was pure and his personality radiated positivity. In his toughest battle, he did not quiver. He will always be remembered for his loving, genuine demeanor and faith in God.
He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.