John Zoolakis

August 10, 1939 - May 29, 2022
John Zoolakis
Service Date:
Monday, June 6, 2022 11:00 AM
Service Location:

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 279 South 300 West, Salt Lake City

In Loving Memory

I'm so sorry to hear of Mr. Z passing. He was a big part of my high school years at Olympus High. I think of him often. He was a great teacher and friend to many of us through our High school years. He will be deeply missed. 

Aimee Steed

I sent a message on the SL Tribune board also.  I am posting one here as well.  I want Coach Z's family to know what a great man he is, and how much good he brought into this world.  He is one of my heroes because he saw in me things I did not see in myself.  He made it so that if he told me to do something and how to do it, it always worked out, and it was always better for me.  Coach Z is huge influence and had huge impact on my life.  I will be forever grateful that he was my coach. Coach Z is now a legend.  From the movie Sandlot "Heroes get remembered, but Legends never die.  Follow your heart kid, and you'll never go wrong."  That is is Coach Z.  Peace Coach Z, until we see each other again.   

Tom Walk
farmington, UT

Mr Z was a caring and funny teacher who we liked and respected at Olympus High.  He managed to make math enjoyable!
I appreciated the years he dedicated to teaching students, including me and all my siblings. His reputation is one that after all these years, I still remember his big personality and positive influence.  Thanks Coach Z!
Best wishes and condolences to his family.  

Deanie Wimmer
park city, UT

My Deepest Heartfelt Sympathies to Rena, Brother George, and all his children and Grandchildren.  So sad to hear of John’s passing.  A fellow Columbia Friend.  John always treated me with respect and kindness.  He and his Family will be in my daily prayers.  Rest In Peace John.❤️����������������������������


George Compagni
price, UT

I was so sorry to hear of John's passing and extend my sympathy.  I taught at Olympus High with John for many years and always enjoyed our association.  John was always friendly and kind to me and everyone as far as I could observe.  He was such a gentleman who I enjoyed talking with and sharing our lives.  I admired his character and the dignity with which he carried himself.  I'm sure he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.  I am grateful to have known him.

Richard Allred
midvale, UT