Obituaries

George Psaltis

1910 September 8, 1949

Burial Date September 9, 1949

George Psaltis
born at Kythera in 1910.
Migrated to Australia in 1922.
George sadly passed away on the 8th September 1949.
Service details:
The interment was made in the Church of England section
of the Crookwell Cemetery in the presence of a gathering representative of all sections and all parts of the district.
The graveside service was preceded by a service in St. Bartholomew’s Church,
where the Rev Canon Nell was assisted by Rev. T. E. Whiting (Binda)
and Rev. John Evangelinides (of the Greek Orthodox’ Church).’
All three clergymen officiated at the graveside and in addition according to the expressed wish  of the deceased,
the Masonic burial service was also recited by the W.M. of Lodge Crookwell, Wor. Bro. J. R. Keith.
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UNTIMELY DEATH OF GEORGE PSALTIS | 14 Sept 1949 |Crookwell Gazette
All sections of the town and district community experienced the pangs of deep personal sorrow on Thursday morning last, when the news of the passing of Mr. George Psaltis (which occurred in St.John of God Hospital, Goulburn) quickly filtered through to every home. Although not entirely unexpected, his untimely death at the early age of 39 years came as a disturbing shock to every resident of the district. In which he had made his home and had lived for thepast twenty years.The steadfast courage with which he endured for almost ten months the gradual progression – ofa malignant illness was characteristic of the man’s admirable personality which over the years had endeared him to all with whom he came In contact. Born at Kythera (Greece) in 1910 he came to this country in 1922 and first took up residence In Crookwell in 1929. Some’ twelve months later he acquired the nourishing’ business known as the Niagara Cafe from fellow countryman, the late Theo Poulos, who established the business some seven or eight years previously: Immediately he established himself In the hearts of the- Crookwell people and earned the respect and esteem of the business community, for George Psaltis had a very keep appreciation of business ethics and we feel, sure was not capable ‘ of a mean thought. Throughout his lengthy association with the town he played his part as a citizen in the truest sense ‘ of the- word. In 1935 he married Miss L. Comino, daughter of one of Goulburn’s best esteemed -business men. His widow, who was always a wonderful -helpmate, will have the heartfelt sympathy of the community in her great loss, for George Psaltis was, too – a most affectionate husband.
During his residence in Crookwell the late George Psaltis was admitted- to the Masonic Lodge, being initiated In Lodge Taralga, where a number of his countrymen were already members. Later he affiliated with Lodge Crookwell and became an esteemed and respected member.
The funeral “on Friday afternoon last was one of the largest ever seen in Crookwell. The interment was made in the Church of England section of the Crookwell Cemetery in the presence of a gathering representative of all sections and all parts of the district.
The graveside service was preceded by a service in St. Bartholomew’s Church, where the Rev Canon Nell was assisted by Rev. T. E. Whiting (Binda) and Rev. John Evangelinides (of the Greek Orthodox’ Church).’ All three clergymen officiated at the graveside and in addition; according to the expressed – wish ‘ of the deceased,, the Masonic burial service was also , -recited.- by the
W.M. of – Lodge Crookwell, Wor. Bro. J. R. Keith.
If further evidence were needed of the respect and esteem in which the late George Psaltis was held it was provided in the wealth of beautiful floral tributes in evidence.
Crookwell Gazette (NSW : 1885 – 1954) |  Wed 19 Dec 19