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Memorial Tributes, Volume 12
Sierra Nevada’s in California with various colleagues. He was a respectful opponent in tennis. He visited Lebanon through the years; there he met and married his wife, Helen. Those who lived in or visited Albuquerque enjoyed the Lebanese hospitality and food at their home. Fresh grapes, apricots, and particularly two varieties of figs were provided from his back yard. He enjoyed gardening, the arts, particularly music, and even wrote poetry for his church congregation. A loving and devoted husband and father, George leaves his wife Helen, daughter Victoria, son Michael, brother Emile, and sister Leila. Since George’s passing, many have noted that he will not just be remembered for his accomplishments, of which there were many. More importantly, he will be remembered for the way he connected with other people, the generosity of his heart, his willingness to always be open to others, and his constant optimism. He was a brilliant scientist, a good citizen, mentor, and teacher. As Helen said, George was a gift to us all. He will be sorely missed.