George Thomas Lantzas, 72, Westinghouse managerGeorge...

April 30, 1996

George Thomas Lantzas, 72, Westinghouse manager

George Thomas Lantzas, a longtime marketing manager for Westinghouse Electric Corp., died Friday of heart failure at the Brooke Grove Nursing Home in Olney. He was 72.

Born in Nashua, N.H., he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1947 and worked in Pennsylvania and Connecticut before joining Westinghouse in 1955 as a sales engineer in the firm's Baltimore office and moving to Catonsville. He moved to Rockville in 1967 and became marketing manager for Westinghouse naval operations in 1982.

He was on the board of the Washington chapter of the Navy League and was past president of the Washington chapter of the Marine Technology Society.

From 1943 to 1946, he served in the military and was assigned much of the time to the Office of Strategic Services in Cairo, Egypt, and Athens, Greece. In Greece, he worked as a cryptographer, trained members of the Greek resistance and engaged in counter-espionage activities.

In 1950, he married the former Joan Argiropulos, who died in 1987.

A service will be held at 10: 30 a.m. today at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Massachusetts Avenue in Washington.

He is survived by two sons, George S. Lantzas of Arnold and Thomas D. Lantzas of Olney; two sisters, Helen Floras and Dorothy Lantzas, both of Nashua; and four grandchildren.

Pub Date: 4/30/96

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