George B. Karlgut of Newton, died on Friday, June 29, 2012 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, he was 83 years old.
Born in Moscow, he was the eldest son of Boris and Anna, followed by his brother Yury. George was educated in the Naval Academy in Baku, where he reached the rank of highest lieutenant and commander of the ship.
After the Navy, George returned to Moscow and married his first wife Lola. He later became a chauffer for the city of Moscow. His first wife passed away after them being 23 years together and having a son, Boris.
George met his second wife, Raisa, an engineer economist, on March 5, 1977. Their daughter Leanne was born on Raisa's birthday, April 6, 1983. After an invitation from George's brother, Yury, the family moved to the United States of America in 1992 with George's mother Anna.
George was a caring, loving father, that pushed his daughter to get the most out of education. Leanne has a Bachelor's degree from Boston College and a Master's degree from Boston University.
George was a brother to Yury, whom he helped raise when he was young. Yury is a professional pianist and an organist who now lives in Binghamton with his wife Natalia, also doctor of music. They have two sons, Archpriest Alexey Karlgut, and Ilya Karlgut, both married with children.
George was an avid chess player and he loved challenging crossword puzzles. He was a handyman that could fix anything, either at home or anywhere else. George was a walking encyclopedia on gardening, and an ardent lover of music. Although he was sometimes a man of few words, he also had an internal encyclopedia of jokes and anecdotes that could make anyone laugh.
Visiting hours will be held in the Eaton and Mackay Funeral Home 465 Centre St NEWTON CORNER, on Tuesday July 3rd from 11:30am to 1:00 pm followed by a graveside service at the Gardens at Gethsemane, 670 Baker St, West Roxbury.
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