George Prastitis
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George Prastitis
August 8, 2020
George Prastitis, 87, of Ormond Beach, FL (formerly of Bloomington, IN), died on August 8th after a month-long battle with COVID-19. He was born in Manhattan, NY to Jeronimo and Theodora Prastitis (née Constantinou). George had a long and successful career with Otis Elevator, beginning on the east coast, transferring to the Cucamonga, CA facility for 17 years, and finally landing in the Bloomington, IN facility where he eventually retired from Otis and moved to Ormond Beach. On August 25, 1956 he married the love of his life, Kathleen Miller. George was a devoted father who coached both baseball and softball teams when his children were young. He possessed an incredible store of knowledge, and loved trivia games, Jeopardy, conversation, and debate. He was also a talented artist in both oils and pen. He was an avid DIYer, and as a mechanical engineer he had the know-how to fix anything. He was always ready and willing to help friends and neighbors with any project or repair. But, his favorite pastime by far was golf, and you could find him several days a week on the course at the Riviera Country Club. George was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Aurora George, and his brother Gus Prostitis. He leaves behind his heartbroken wife of 64 years, Kathleen Prastitis, his son George Prastitis (Anna), his daughter Dawn Koontz (Terry), and son Ted Prastitis (Freda). Also surviving are grandchildren Nicole Koontz, Alex Prastitis, Rachel Prastitis, James Koontz, and Nora Prastitis. There will be no services due to COVID-19. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to honor George's memory may do so by voting against Ron DeSantis in the 2022 Florida elections.

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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Aug. 13 to Aug. 16, 2020.
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August 16, 2020
We were so sad to learn of George’s passing. We enjoyed spending time with him at the holidays, hearing all the old stories of his time in Manhattan & eating his Greek food most especially his lasagna & famous cookies which my kids loved & affectionately called “George’s cookies” since they were toddlers. He will be missed. Sending our condolences to his beautiful wife Kim & family. We will be sure to honor George. Ralph, Terri (Gregorio) , Monica & Andrea Giuffrida
Terri Gregorio Giuffrida
August 14, 2020
Uncle George had a tremendous wealth of knowledge. He loved talking about the old Washington Heights days and about the mischievous days with my father. He also loved to cook and his Lemon Chicken and Stuffed Zucchini were my favorite. He adored his wife and would do anything for her. He loved having ice cream every night with his bride and their Schnauzer Kimmy while watching Jeopardy. He loved putting pedal to the metal when he drove and was in tremendous shape for his golf game. My heart is broken for my family and my Aunt and I wish them comfort and peace through the memories.
Michele Miller
August 14, 2020
Beautiful tribute and George must have led Dawn with the end ❤ Rest in Peace George and our prayers are with the entire family that your heartache be replaced with all of your wonderful memories you’ve made over the years Remember him with love, Melanie
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