Founder of World Wide Metric Passes Away
Constantinos G. Contos, 85, of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, December 5, surrounded by his family.
Born in Piraeus, Greece, Constantinos was the son of the late George and Xanthippi Contos. Constantinos lived in Greece and then New York before moving to Readington Township 41 years ago. In the early 1950s he was a captain in the Greek Navy, and after his service he joined the Greek merchant marine. In 1968 he moved to America and started a ship repair business in Brooklyn, New York. The business became World Wide Metric Incorporated when it was moved to New Jersey in 1986.
Constantinos was a member of St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church in Flemington, NJ. He enjoyed life and loved to travel. He traveled all throughout the United States and every year he was able to return to Greece to visit with family and friends.
Constantinos was also a dedicated family man and treasured the time he spent with his grandchildren. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Gary Louise; his three children, George, Theo and Anthee Contos; and by his two sisters, Alexandra Perkizas of Montreal, Canada and Eleni Lykoudis of Athens, Greece. He is also survived by four cherished grandchildren.
Friends may visit with the family on Friday, December 8 from 10:00 to 1:00 PM at the Kearns Funeral Home, 103 Old Highway 28, Whitehouse, NJ 08888. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at noon at St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church, 85 Voorhees Corner Road, Flemington, NJ 08822. Burial will be in Readington Reformed Church Cemetery in Readington. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Whitehouse Rescue Squad, PO Box 175, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889.
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