AUGUSTA, Ga. - George Petrus Petrides died June 13, 2010, of a massive heart attack while working out at his favorite gym. He was born in Charlotte, NC, on August 18, 1948. He was the son of the late Petrus D. Petrides and Sachel M. Petrides, and is survived by his wife of more than forty years, Julia T. Petrides, as well as his children, Christina Petrides, Sarah Petrides (George Martins), David Petrides (Charlotte), and Michael Petrides, and two grandchildren, Julia and Jay Martins of West Warwick, Rhode Island. Other survivors include his sisters Georgia Petrides and Bess Holt and his brother James Petrides. George was an anesthesiologist in Augusta for more than thirty years, first at St. Joseph's Hospital, then at University Hospital. Caring for his patients and providing for his family were his chief goals. He served in the US Army as a General Medical Officer at Ft. Stewart, Georgia, and did his residency at Bowman Gray School of Medicine in North Carolina. He was the sole anesthesiologist in Statesboro, GA, for a year before making his home in Augusta. Memorial contributions may be made to Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 2540 William Few Parkway, Evans, GA, 30809. George was a member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church. He looked forward eagerly to the day when he would be absent from his body and present with the Lord. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, at the Chapel of Thomas Poteet and Son with Rev. Charlie Stakely officiating. Interment will follow at Westover Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday evening, 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907, (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com .
The Augusta Chronicle-June 15, 2010