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After serving as diocesan hierarch for 18 years, Bp. John collapsed and died unexpectedly on [[September 30]], 1984 after speaking at a celebration honoring the cathedral-parish dean Protopresbyter John Yurcism and his wife. Bp. John’s funeral was held on [[October 4]], 1984, at Christ the Saviour Cathedral.
before=[[Germanos (Polyzoides) of Hierapolis|Germanos (Polyzoides)]]|
title=Titular Bishop of Nyssa|
after=[[Gregory (Tatsis) of Nyssa|Gregory (Tatsis)]]}}