Michael Zervos Jr.
The world lost an incredible father, brother, cousin, friend, entertainer, wine maker, cook and educator as Michael Zervos Jr. fell asleep in the Lord on November 24, 2021, to Covid related illnesses.
Mike was born on February 26, 1963, to Michael Zervos Sr. and Stephania Adondakis Zervos. Growing up in West Jordan, Utah, Mike had many interests including football and baseball. He graduated from Bingham High School in 1981 where he was the Student Body President. He then attended the University of Utah where, in 1986 he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science. Recruited by Equifax, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, and worked as a system analyst. Mike then completed his MBA from Kennesaw State University in Georgia. In 1997, Mike joined Choicepoint where he worked as a business solutions consultant.
Mike met the love of his life Demetra Paraschos and in 1999 they were married. They gave birth to their 2 sons, Nektarios and George. Tragically and unexpectantly, in 2009 Demetra fell asleep in the Lord.
Mike and his sons (the ZBoys) moved to Salt Lake. In 2011, he began teaching high school at the Granite Technical Institute. Mike’s students were the first from Utah to qualify for the National Programmer’s Championship. This became commonplace during Mike’s tenure and many of his students were decorated with awards including the national championship. Mike’s students loved him and he loved teaching them about computers and life.
Mike’s boys were the shining lights in his life of which he was endlessly proud. He was extremely devoted to his Orthodox Faith. Mike will be remembered as one of the great spices in life. He had a larger-than-life personality, helped anyone who entered his universe, and had a heart of gold. Mike will be sorely missed by anyone who had the pleasure of crossing his path. Eternal be your memory Mike.
Mike is survived by his: sons Nektarios and George Zervos; sisters Chryssi (Jim) Kocolas, Georgia (Steve) Katsanevas, Stella (George) Brokalakis, Presvytera Ranae (Fr. Joseph) Strzelecki, and Mary (Peter) Yannias; brother Stelio Zervos; brothers-in-law Harry (Xanthoula) and Theofilos Paraschos; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by: his wife Demetra Zervos, his parents Michael and Stephania Zervos, and his wife’s parents George and Paraskevi Paraschos.
The viewing and funeral will take place at Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Church (located at 355 South 300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah). The viewing will be Monday, November 29 at 5:00 - 8:00 PM with a Trisagion service at 7:00 PM. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, November 30 at 11:00 AM with the church opening at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow directly. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the trust fund of Nektarios and George at: ZBoys Trust c/o Kouris, 1804 East Carriage Park, SLC, UT 84121.