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George Efthimiou

Longtime Back garden Town resident George Efthimiou handed away peacefully Jan. 10 at the age of 92. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 yrs, Carol devoted youngsters Alexis Probasco (Scott), Thomas Efthimiou (Elizabeth) and Greg Efthimiou (Mary) grandchildren William Probasco (Laura), Walker Probasco, Kathryn Probasco, Christopher Efthimiou, Thomas James Efthimiou, Jack Efthimiou, Charles Efthimiou and Anna Efthimiou and adoring brother, Rev. Milton Efthimiou.

George was born in Paris in 1928 to the Rev. Basil and Mrs. Helen Efthimiou. His relatives moved to New York a few a long time later on, and then to Boston right up until 1942, when they returned to New York. George graduated from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn at 19 and attained his M.B.A. from the Harvard Company Faculty in 1952. He then served in the U.S. Air Force for two a long time right before beginning a profession in maritime significant devices product sales, ultimately owning and functioning GMG Devices, Inc., afterwards alongside his son Tom.

George fulfilled Carol at a Back garden Town Lodge cotillion in the course of the drop of 1958 and they wed at St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral on June 28, 1959.

For the very last 44 years, George has been the pianist in Backyard garden City’s Village New music Makers swing orchestra. In new several years, he also done impromptu piano concert events at the Garden Metropolis Library for fellow senior citizens right before the weekly movie matinee. He was an avid squash participant at and Lifetime Member of the New York Athletic Club, which he joined in 1954, and Cherry Valley Club member and tennis player.

Known for his sweet disposition, superior humor and easygoing, form way, George was a close friend to all and treasured patriarch of his family. A private household funeral was held Jan. 12. In lieu of bouquets, the family welcomes donations to St Jude.org in George’s memory.