George Vessol – A Devoted Family Man and Friend
George Vessol, a Westchester resident, was well-known for his devotion to family and friendship. On October 7th 2022 he peacefully passed away surrounded by his loved ones.
He is survived by his son Constantine Vessol, sisters Maria Vitogiannis and Carria Lecakis, nephew Steven Vitogiannis, cousins Constantinos Lecakis (Nicki Janis), as well as many friends in Westchester and Greece.
Early Life and Education
George Vessol was born on July 25, 1958 in Westchester, Illinois and passed away October 7, 2022 at 64. A longtime Westchester resident, he was known for his dedication to family and friendships. A big personality with a dry sense of humor that kept everyone around him laughing on many occasions, Vessol was proud father to Constantine Vessol and brother to Maria Vitogiannis and Carria Lecakis; also beloved nephew and cousin by many. Survived by siblings and friends both here in Westchester as well as Greece where he spent time before passing away.
The news of George Vessol’s passing has been met with deep sorrow and sadness by his family and friends. Please remember to lift up his memory in your prayers, and leave a condolence message on his memorial page as we pay tribute to this amazing individual’s life.
On October 7, 2022, George Vessol of Westchester passed away after a long and rewarding life. He was an adoring father, proud grandfather, big brother and great uncle; as well as being a well-respected member of the Greek Village community and dear friend to many.
Those who knew him will miss his infectious smile, dry sense of humor and big personality. He was also known for his generous spirit, love of music and collection of vintage instruments. Those who wish to commemorate his memory may do so by making a donation in his name to The Greek Village or another charitable organization of their choice.
Achievements and Honors
George Vessol was an acclaimed marine engineer and officer in the United States Navy. For his achievements, he earned a number of awards.
He was a member of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and earned numerous honorary doctorates. Additionally, he received Naval Academy’s highest academic honor – the Distinguished Service Award.
He had a big personality and infectious smile that will always be remembered. Survived by his son Constantine Vessol; sisters Maria Vitogiannis and Carria Lecakis; nephews Steven Vitogiannis and Constantinos Lecakis (Nicki Janis); as well as 6 great-grandchildren; friends innumerable; his love will remain eternal.
George Vessol was a beloved family man and friend who left behind an abundance of happy memories. Many generations have been touched by his kindness and good karma. As proud grandfather to Joe (Nina) Korcheck, Peter John (Despina) Karnavas, Cathy Janis (Greg) Castellano and six great grandchildren he truly lived up to his name.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. To show your respects, consider making a donation to your local chapter of the American Cancer Society or another local charity of your choice in memory of George Vessol. It may seem old-fashioned now but you never know when the next big medical breakthrough may occur in your area – visit your nearest branch today to find out more about its programs and services.