Dr. Constant J. Georges, dentist, dies

He had maintained offices in Highlandtown and Towson

November 08, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Sun reporter

Dr. Constant J. Georges, a retired dentist who maintained offices in Highlandtown and Towson, died Friday of an aneurysm at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 93.

Dr. Georges, the son of farmers, was born and raised in Morphou, Cyprus.

"He went to high school there and after college taught school for a while," said a son, Dr. James Georges, also a dentist, of Phoenix, Baltimore County.

Dr. Georges left Morphou and emigrated to Norfolk, Va., in 1946 where he worked as a cook in a Virginia Beach, Va., restaurant, and in his older brother's restaurant supply business.

He enrolled at the College of William and Mary in 1948, and two years later, earned a bachelor's degree. He began studying dentistry in 1950 at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery — the dental school of the University of Maryland — where he earned his dental degree in 1954.

Dr. Georges served in the Army for two years before returning to Baltimore in 1956 when he established his practice on Eastern Avenue in Highlandtown. He later expanded it when he opened an office in 1962 in Towson near the old Towson movie theater on York Road.

In addition to his own practice, he also was on the staff of St. Agnes Hospital from 1964 to 1984. He retired in 1987.

He was a member of the American Dental Association and was a volunteer fundraiser for the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery Foundation.

From 1993 to 1998, he was an ombudsman for the Baltimore County Department of Aging.

Dr. Georges was an active communicant of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, where he had been a member of the parish council in the early 1960s.

After the 1974 invasion of his homeland by the Turkish military, he served as chairman of the Cyprus Relief Fund until 1980.

The former longtime Towson resident had moved to the Pickersgill retirement community more than a year ago.

He was an accomplished wood carver and enjoyed hunting, fishing and photography.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of the Resurrection at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery, 5917 Windsor Mill Road, Woodlawn.

Also surviving is another son, Dr. Nicholas Georges, a physician who lives in Timonium; three sisters, Ioanna Christodoulides, Chrysanthi Katoritou, and Artmisia Pavlides, all of Cyprus; and two grandchildren. His marriage to the former Beulah George ended in divorce.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com

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