George S. Vlasto Ph.D.

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Vlasto, PhD, George S.
George S. Vlasto, PhD a Stamford resident for 26 years died on August 3rd in New Milford, CT at the age of 86.
He was born in New York City on January 10, 1928 to the late Solon G. and Tima Vlasto of Athens Greece and Greenwich, CT.
George worked for his father's newspaper The Atlantis, the largest Greek language daily newspaper published in the United States. While working at the newspaper, he covered many World War II victory celebrations including ceremonies honoring Eisenhower, Nimitz, and Churchill.
He earned his Doctorate degree at New York University and was a professor of Biology and pre-med at the University of Connecticut in Stamford. He retired in 1992 and moved to Kent, CT.
He was also a founding member and officer of the Homer L. Wise Memorial Committee. The committee erected a statue, dedicated on May 26, 2013, of Homer L. Wise, a Stamford resident who was a friend of the Vlasto Family and awarded the Medal of Honor during World War II.
George will be remembered for his gentle and humble spirit, a wonderful sense of humor and for his zest for life. His inquisitive mind took him on many travels with his family. He enjoyed studying history, hiking, and working on caricatures and portraits of family and friends. George's genuine interest in documenting his family's life from early on has left a meaningful legacy in video recordings.
George is survived by his wife of 49 years, Annemieke, his brother James in NYC, and his sons Solon (Kimberly) and Jan (Catherine), along with five loving grandchildren. His sister, Barbara, predeceased him in 1979.
A celebration of his life will be held on August 23, 2014 in Litchfield, CT.
Memorial donations may be made to White Memorial Conservation Center or the Oliver Wolcott Library both in Litchfield, CT - two of George's passions in recent years.

Published in StamfordAdvocate on Aug. 20, 2014
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