George Sarantos Genakos
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George S. Genakos, 87, passed away peacefully at home to join his Lord and Creator on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jean and his 3 children, Mary (Mark) of Currituck, NC, Anthony (Antoinette) of Smyrna, TN and Stephen (Michelle) of Williamsburg, VA. In addition, 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren mourn his passing. Born in Lowell, MA, George devoted his life to public service. He was a career Air Force officer, an independent contractor for the Department of Defense for many years, and a Williamsburg City Councilman for 12 years. George co-founded The Williamsburg Salvation Army, YMCA, Youth Leadership Council, and Senior Advisory Group. He was president of the Jabbo Kenner boxing club, and the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association. George was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Kiwanis, Rotary, Exchange, Masonic Order, Drug Drop Out Advisory Council, and the Youth Task Force. A public memorial service celebrating George's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any remembrances be made to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences for the family may be shared at www.nelsenwilliamsburg.com.

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Published in Virginia Gazette on Dec. 5, 2020.
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February 13, 2021
So sorry to hear of Mr. Genakos passing. He was a great man who cherished his family. I enjoyed our conversations through the years. God bless your family.
Dave Sloggie
Friend
February 13, 2021
So sorry to hear of Mr. Genakos passing. He was a great man who cherished his family. I enjoyed our conversations through the years. God bless your family.
Dave Sloggie
Friend
January 13, 2021
George was a great friend to me. He hired me in 1980 to work at the EconoLodge and the old Continental that was taken over by the Minuet Manor. I learned a lot from him and considered being in hotel management because of him. He was a wonderful boss and good friend . I will miss him.
Michael Gibson
Coworker
December 25, 2020
George was a fantastic teacher and mentor. He will be long remembered for his life of service to our youth, our education, and our country. My condolences and prayers for his family.
Martha Bagley
Student
December 25, 2020
George was a fantastic teacher and mentor. He will be long remembered for his life of service to our youth, our education, and our country. God bless.
Marti B
Student
December 25, 2020
George was a fantastic teacher and mentor. He will be long remembered for his life of service to our youth, our education, and our country. God bless.
Marti B.
Student
December 20, 2020
I had the pleasure of serving on city council with George. George was a mentor for me ... always available to offer keen insight and sage guidance. He knew the city and cared deeply for its residents, particularly children and the less fortunate. He’s left this world for a better place but will be remembered as a gentleman and community builder who loved his country and the Lord. Rest In Peace, Sir.
Dave Kleppinger
Friend
December 12, 2020
So many fond memories of one of my favorite instructors. George could light up the room with his vibrant presence. It’s been many years, but he will always be a part of a very important time in my life. Rest In Peace, and condolences to the family.
Bethany Kidd
Coworker
December 7, 2020
RIP Sir. One of my favorite counselors and a great American.
Richard Rydinsky
Student
December 6, 2020
Steve, sorry to learn of the passing of Your Father. condolences to You and Yours.

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Lawrence E Dowdy
Friend
December 6, 2020
Jean and family - my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Alice Wilson
Friend
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