NEW YORK – With great sadness the family of George N. Boulukos announced that he had passed away January 23 from a blood infection at the age of 87. The statement by his wife, Katherine, continues:
“Following his graduation from Brown University, he owned and operated Nick’s Marina in Merrick, NY where he and his brother built up the business from a fishing station to a fully operational marina.
“George was a wonderful person with a life dedicated to community, church, and volunteer projects. George was involved in the Boy Scouts for 80 years and was one of only a handful of people to ever receive the Silver Buffalo award for distinguished service. He worked on many programs for the Scouts, on a local, district and national level. George served with the Greek Scouting program, called the Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting (EOCS), which he chaired for many years. One of the projects he was very proud of with the EOCS was the establishment of a scholarship program for Eagle scouts and Girl Scouts. He was also involved with Scouting in Greece, called Desmos.
A member of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Paul in Hempstead, he served on the Parish Council for nine years, running various fundraising events.
George was an avid sailor from the age of 12 and loved the fun and challenge of the sport. He raced in the Long Island Regatta many times, and actually won his division once! He was an officer at the Port Washington Yacht Club, and served as Commodore of the club, something he really enjoyed.
“In his hometown of Freeport, he worked tirelessly on the Freeport School Board for four terms, and was part of various improvements there. Most recently, he was on the Freeport Library Board.
George was married to Kathy for 60 years. They have two adult children, Nicholas and Samantha and adored his two grandchildren, Mia and George. He loved to travel, and he and his family had many fun adventures including riding camels in Egypt.
George had a zest for living and was truly a ‘people person.’ All of us in his wide network of people will certainly miss his winning smile and easy-going personality.
May his memory be eternal.”
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting in his memory: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/orthodoxscouting.