George Gianakos Passes Away on October 18, 2018
On October 18, 2018, George Gianakos passed away. He was an incredible father to his two children.
He was an enthusiastic sports fan and enjoyed watching his kids play baseball, basketball and lacrosse.
He had many friends and employees who became part of his family. He was an exemplary individual who will be greatly missed by those close to him.
Early Life and Education
At his young age, George Gianakos lived with his mother Stella in a small house. By 1940 they had moved to Charlottesville, Virginia.
He attended River Oaks Elementary School and The Kinkaid School before receiving his law degree with honors from South Texas College of Law in Houston.
As a Southern gentleman, he loved his family. He coached Little League and bowling, played tennis with his grandchildren, and watched UVA basketball games whenever possible.
He served in the U.S. Navy, stationed at numerous ports such as Brownsville, Texas (where his son Kris was born); Adak, Alaska; Hawaii; Memphis and finally Meridian, Mississippi.
George Gianakos, 63, was the co-owner of Mr. G’s Restaurant in New London, Connecticut for 40 of its 55 years of operation. Along with his brother Peter and nephew Farnan, he enjoyed great success at this local business venture.
His favorite dish was homemade pizza, which he enjoyed making from scratch. Additionally, he loved watching the Red Sox with his dog Jacoby.
George was a proud Greek American who served his community with distinction for over 60 years. Survived by his son Michael – recent graduate of Providence College and two-sport athlete at Waterford High School; also leaving Olivia, a freshman lacrosse player at the University of Hartford; George will be buried at St. Theodore Greek Orthodox Church in Greenbelt, Maryland at an open casket service.
Achievements and Honors
Cris Gianakos is an artist who draws inspiration from ancient sites to create art that blends simplicity and complexity. His pieces use geometric forms to explore ancient history, architecture and math in fascinating new ways.
He has displayed his works across the U.S., Europe, Japan and Argentina; many of which can be found in permanent collections at numerous museums and universities.
George was a faithful member of Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Waterford and an adoring father to Michael and Olivia. He enjoyed watching his kids play various sports and cheering them on as an enthusiastic Red Sox fan.
George Gianakos was a dedicated husband and father. He had an immense love of family, as well as numerous close friends whom he treated like part of his own circle.
He always made time for his children, from playing tennis and coaching Little League to bowling and watching sports – especially the Boston Red Sox. Additionally, he was an ardent sports fan and especially loved to cheer them on during victories.
He was an active participant in Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, serving on their board and being an active participant in AHEPA 250. Most importantly, he was an amazing dad to his children Michael and Olivia.
George Gianakos amassed his net worth through his successful career as an attorney and businessman. He owned several restaurants, as well as real estate in several states, and enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and dog Jacoby. Survived by his children Michael and Olivia Gianakos; former wife Tracy Gianakos; siblings Barbara Farnan, Nicholas Gianakos and Peter Gianakos; plus two nieces and a nephew he never met!