Williamsburg VA George de Solminihac, 92, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday morning, May 6, 2018 at his home. He is survived by his son, Dr. Marc de Solminihac, and by many close friends.George was preceded in death by his cherished wife of 40 years, Alice de Solminihac, and his sister, Jacqueline Dashnaw.
George’s adventurous life journey began in Paris, in 1925. He lived through the German occupation during World War II, before realizing his dream of immigrating to the United States in 1947. He served honorably in the Korean War, before meeting the true love of his life, Alice (he called “Alicia”), in New York, and then raised their son Marc in Florida, New York and New Jersey, and lived happily. In 1990, after retiring as a mechanical engineer, they moved down to Williamsburg to be closer to their son, who was early in his psychiatric practice in Norfolk.
George made an impression wherever he went. He was fearless and tenacious, and insisted on living life to the fullest. He was loved by many people and will be missed dearly. He was a devoted husband, a proud father, anartist, a storyteller, a handyman, a global traveller, a bon vivant and gourmet cook, a mischievous joker, a cat enthusiast, and a loyal friend to many. His warm joyful spirit will shine on and his legacy will never be forgotten.
There will be a viewing at the Bucktrout Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 9 from 5 to 7pm, and the funeral service at Williamsburg Memorial Park on Thursday, May 10 at 2pm, followed in the evening by a reception at his house at 119 Kingspoint Drive.
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