On Oct. 28, 2019, John C. Formant passed away quietly surrounded by family and friends. Formant was a well-know realtor, both on Capitol Hill and throughout the city. He was instrumental in fostering H Street’s revival after the devastation of the 1960s riots. Today, his family proudly continues to operate their brokerage on the 400 block of H Street. NE.
Born in 1961, Formant was a native Washingtonian from a well-known Greek-American mercantile family. He attended Gonzaga College High School and remained a proud alumnus. He then attended Georgetown University. After college, Formant followed his mother Angelina Kalavritinos Formant into the real estate business, becoming the youngest broker in the city when he got his license in 1980. He purchased both commercial and residential properties, in addition to redeveloping many of his own holdings.
Formant is survived by his loving wife Kelly, sons John Jr. and Mike, mother Angelina Kalavritinos Formant, and by his brother Christopher and sister Patricia Formant.
Visitation will be held on Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gonzaga College High School’s Saint Aloysuis Church, 19 St. NW. The Funeral mass will be held on Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral (2815 36th St. NW).
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Father McKenna Center at Gonzaga College High School.