George Floros

Obituary of George A. Floros

George A. "Eddie" Floros passed on to eternal life on March 25, 2020 amidst family in Allendale, New Jersey. Born in New York City on March 21, 1932 to Greek immigrant (Sparta) parents Anthony and Ourania (nee Psichos) Floros, he was the third of four children. He was a product of the New York City Educational System. A graduate of Stuyvesant High School, he received his BA in Business from New York University. due primarily to the illness of his father and the start of the Korean War, he decided to delay the start of his college education until he had completed his military obligation. His professional career began with an entry level position as an office worker with the Livanos Shipping Company. Shortly thereafter, was drafted and served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict (from Nov. 1952 to Nov. 1954) achieving the rank of Sargent. Upon his discharge, he returned to Livanos Shipping and enrolled in NYU. His career began to blossom and rapidly progress as he climbed the ladder of achievement to senior positions. The completion of his college education coincided with his undertaking new and challenging positions with other organizations that enabled Eddie to obtain a more complete and rounded experience and understanding of the shipping business. His successful and remarkable career ended in 1985 when, as part owner of Miral Marine, he decided to retire. He and his older siblings, Penny and Chris, became full time residents of East Hampton (Amagansett), New York. They quickly and joyfully adapted to the beauty, serenity and bucolic environment of the east end of Long Island. All three became intimately involved in civic, community and religious activities. Eddie thoroughly enjoyed his involvement with his religious community, The Greek Orthodox Church of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, Southampton, NY, which quickly became his second family. He particularly enjoyed assisting Frs. Alex and Constantine as he performed the duties of Service Chairman. His active participation during weekday and weekend sacramental services was indeed rewarding and satisfying. In 2017 he was able to overcome a debilitating heart attack that was to leave him physically limited. It necessitated a move to Allendale, NJ to live with his sister Katherine and brother-in-law George. While he quickly adapted to his new environs, his heart craved for the East End of Long Island. Always well loved and respected, Eddie utilized the very same attributes - his personality, loyalty, willingness to help, his genuine caring and concern - that made him a successful businessman, to forge new friendships and relationships. These unique qualities have left an indelible mark with most of those who had the distinct honor and privilege to have met, interfaced and worked with Eddie. He was predeceased by his parents and siblings Penny and Chris. He is survived by his sister Katherine, brother-in-law and boyhood friend George Corniotes, niece Ronni/Peter Douma of Wyckoff, NJ, nephew Peter Corniotes of New York City and grandnephews Peter Douma of Wyckoff, NJ and John Douma of Narragansett, RI. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten, eternal be his memory - eternal be his rest. A private funeral service was held at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary in Southampton. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Brockett Funeral Home in Southampton.
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A Private Service at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary was held