Sergo Gabashvili was born in 1937, the year of "The Great Purge" or "the Great Terror". He was 2 years old when the deadliest war in history began. He turned 4 when Nazi Germany launched its invasion of the Soviet Union. They 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. Most often it was his only food for the day. Perhaps that's why sweets were always his favorite food.
Every year on June 12, at 12pm, he was meeting his classmates from an all-boys high school. The tradition started the year he graduated, when the first classmate died in a tragic accident.
He earned his degree in eletrical 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 1965 he met the love of his life. They spent over 50 years together by each other's side.
Sergo was an avid book reader and collector. His library inspired his children to pursue a career in science and engineering.
He was a very kind, warm, big-hearted, positive, loving and caring person and an incredible optimist who will be deeply missed.
Elizabeth M Gilauri