Memory Eternal! + George Amouri


Memory Eternal! + George Amouri, 1919 – 2013

Our brother in Christ, George Amouri, was called to heaven on April 24, 2013.

Most everyone in the Antiochian Archdiocese knew George not only by his quick and ever present smile, but by his devotion to his family, his church and, especially, his music.

George was perhaps the most respected of all choir directors, serving in that role for an amazing 40 years at St. George Church of Washington, D.C. He was recognized by His Eminence Metropolitan Philip for his outstanding contribution to the lifting of joyous sounds for over four decades.

George spent his time on the piano in his family room, trying new music to introduce and teach to the St. George Choir. He organized youth choirs, directed church talent shows and led the choir, every year, to retirement homes at Christmas to spread God’s loving sounds to those who could no longer attend service. And, of course, George always had his choir ready for the big choir competition at the Eastern Region Conventions. He was so proud of his group of singers.

George was a loving dad, grandad, great grandad, uncle, brother, brother in law…he was all of these. But more than that, he was a loving mentor, an inspiration to all who he touched, and a great friend to any and everyone. His actions spoke so much louder than his quiet countenance. He lived a life of compassion, generosity and understanding. He accepted all for who and what they are; always ready to lend a helping hand, a couple of bucks, a quick smile or a song. He brightened everyone’s day….every day. We will truly miss him.

George lovingly joins his wife, Georgette, to sit at the right hand of our Father in Heaven.

Rest in peace, George. We will hear and remember your glorious sounds forever.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Monday, April 29 at Money & King Funeral Home in Vienna VA.

Funeral Service will be held at St. George Church of Washington D.C., on Tuesday April 30 at 11 AM, followed by the Meal of Mercy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. George of Washington, DC.

Submitted by The Very Rev. Joseph Rahal, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church