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Dr. George Chronis passed away Friday, May 4, 2018 at the age of 57. He served the community as an obstetrician and gynecologist in the south suburbs for 26 years. George was born on September 17, 1960 to Demetra and (the late) Dr. Basil Chronis. As a young child, George dismantled all his toys, his aunt's watch, and the toaster his parents received for their wedding. As his mother remembers fondly, "he had to see how things worked." George graduated from Morgan Park Academy in 1977 and began his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University. Graduating from Northwestern in 1981 with a BA in Chemistry, he went on to attend the University of Illinois College of Medicine, graduating with honors in 1987. George then pursued his OB/GYNE residency at the University of Iowa, where he met Connie Klier, a labor and delivery nurse at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. For their first date, the two ditched the Department of OB/GYNE's Christmas party and played pool. George finished residency in July of 1991 and he and Connie were married in October. That same year, George began a Mayo Clinic Post-Graduate Fellowship in Advanced Gynecologic Surgery. In 1992, George entered his father's practice where the two worked side by side for 20 years. He became a wonderful father to three children: Arianna (1994), Ian (1995), and Evans (1996). A true Renaissance man, George possessed an endless supply of knowledge, hobbies, and talents. Throughout his life, he was an athlete (fencing, wrestling, golf, softball, soccer, skiing), an academic, a cook, a motorcyclist, a musician (guitar, piano, bass, lute, trumpet, flute), an outdoorsman (skeet shooting, hunting, fishing, archery, camping, water skiing), a craftsman (building, welding, anything with his hands), and a world traveler who spoke three languages. George is survived by his loving mother, wife, children, sister, brother, nephew, nieces, relatives, friends, and colleagues who will all miss him deeply. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from May 11 to May 13, 2018
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