George Alain de Solminihac

May 6, 2018
George Alain de Solminihac

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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.


Thursday, May 10, 2018
2:00 PM

Williamsburg Memorial Park - Directions
130 King William Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • May 07, 2018
    Al and Nancy Bolash says:
    What an inspirational man in how to live and love life! We will remember him always with real fondness and admiration.

  • May 08, 2018
    Charlotte D. Brown says:
    I only knew Mr. George for a short period. I had the honor and pleasure of caring for Mr. George as his overnight Home Care Attendant. Mr. George would refer to me as his favorite one and the "Lady with the European Name." Every morning before I would enter his room, I would knock and he would greet me with "Bonjour Madame" and he would say I have to teach you to speak French. Mr. George was kind enough to share with me stories about his life, his views on current events, and how much the world has changed so much. I will forever remember Mr. George. Mark, my deepest condolences and prayers are with you and the extended family of Mr. George.

  • May 09, 2018
    Andrés de Solminihac says:
    May George rest in peace, I am sorry I wasn't able to meet him. He would have enjoy to know stories about the de Solminihac family in Chile.