Protodeacon JOHN A. EBY, a longtime resident of Bronxville, NY, died unexpectedly in his home on February 3, 2021.
John was born in Lansing, Michigan, on December 8, 1947. Raised as an Episcopalian, he entered the Orthodox Church during his time at Michigan State University. He graduated from MSU with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior and Architectural Design in 1970. He went on to earn a Master of Divinity degree (M.Div) at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in 1977. He was ordained as a deacon at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, and in 2013 he was elevated to protodeacon by Archbishop Michael. He served his beloved parish faithfully for over 30 years. John was granted retirement from his diaconate this year, and he served his last liturgy on Sunday, January 31, 2021.
During his professional career, he worked as an interior designer in Detroit before moving to New York, where he worked for Royal Copenhagen, and then Asprey of London. For the past number of years, he has been working as the assistant manager for St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press and Bookstore.
John is predeceased by his parents, F. Eugene Eby and Zetta Zoss Eby. He is survived by many generations of dear friends across several countries and many godchildren. He was full of faith, joy and love, and he will be deeply missed. May his memory be eternal!
Viewing hours are scheduled for Friday, February 5, from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 46 Seymour St, Yonkers, NY, immediately followed by a Panikhida at 7:30pm. Divine Liturgy is scheduled for Saturday, February 6, at 10:00am at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church.
A graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 11, 2021, at North Star Cemetery in North Star, Michigan.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Yonkers, or St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary.