Sergo G Gabashvili

Sergo G Gabashvili

Birth
Tbilisi, Georgia
Death
12 Aug 2021 (aged 84)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Burial
Tbilisi, Georgia Add to Map
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Sergo Gabashvili came into the world in 1937, the year of "The Great Purge" or "the Great Terror," amidst the shadows of a stormy era. When he was just 2 years old, the deadliest war in history began. The Axis powers never reached Soviet Georgia, but those in unoccupied territories, malnourished and lacking sleep, were also working hard to end the war. Little Sergo had a job in the military hospital - reading letters to wounded soldiers and running miscellaneous errands. He was offered candy as a reward. And most times, that candy was all he had to eat for the day. Maybe that's why sweets became his all-time favorite food.

Every year on June 12, at 12pm, he met with his former all-boy-high-school classmates. The tradition started the year he graduated, when the first classmate died in a tragic accident.

He earned his degree in electrical engineering in the largest technical university of Georgia were he studied with Zurab Sotkilava and other notable people.

Sergo was a tinkerer engineer who liked to fix things. He was also a great story teller.
In mid 1960s he met the love of his life. They both came of age gazing upon the same majestic mountain, Europe's loftiest peak, though from opposing horizons. They spent over 5 decades together by each other's side.

A lover of books and a collector of wisdom, Sergo's library was a treasure trove of knowledge, a magical realm that inspired dreams and ignited the spark of curiosity in his children.

His passing from COVID-19 was a stark reminder of life's fragility. He had been the picture of good health and vitality, yet the virus claimed him, even after he had bravely battled through the side effects of vaccination. Reflecting on those final days is a heart-wrenching exercise in remembrance.

He was a very kind, warm, big-hearted, positive, loving and caring person and an incredible optimist who will be deeply missed.
Sergo Gabashvili came into the world in 1937, the year of "The Great Purge" or "the Great Terror," amidst the shadows of a stormy era. When he was just 2 years old, the deadliest war in history began. The Axis powers never reached Soviet Georgia, but those in unoccupied territories, malnourished and lacking sleep, were also working hard to end the war. Little Sergo had a job in the military hospital - reading letters to wounded soldiers and running miscellaneous errands. He was offered candy as a reward. And most times, that candy was all he had to eat for the day. Maybe that's why sweets became his all-time favorite food.

Every year on June 12, at 12pm, he met with his former all-boy-high-school classmates. The tradition started the year he graduated, when the first classmate died in a tragic accident.

He earned his degree in electrical engineering in the largest technical university of Georgia were he studied with Zurab Sotkilava and other notable people.

Sergo was a tinkerer engineer who liked to fix things. He was also a great story teller.
In mid 1960s he met the love of his life. They both came of age gazing upon the same majestic mountain, Europe's loftiest peak, though from opposing horizons. They spent over 5 decades together by each other's side.

A lover of books and a collector of wisdom, Sergo's library was a treasure trove of knowledge, a magical realm that inspired dreams and ignited the spark of curiosity in his children.

His passing from COVID-19 was a stark reminder of life's fragility. He had been the picture of good health and vitality, yet the virus claimed him, even after he had bravely battled through the side effects of vaccination. Reflecting on those final days is a heart-wrenching exercise in remembrance.

He was a very kind, warm, big-hearted, positive, loving and caring person and an incredible optimist who will be deeply missed.


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/230845427/sergo_g-gabashvili: accessed ), memorial page for Sergo G Gabashvili (4 May 1937–12 Aug 2021), Find a Grave Memorial ID 230845427, citing Tetri Giorgi Dighomi Cemetery, Tbilisi, Georgia; Maintained by IG (contributor 50957193).