April 13, 2009

We'll be missing you ... George


george and mary-jo at our wedding 2005
Last night, peacefully around 11 p.m. George Monusky our dear friend and partner passed on. After a valiant 4 year struggle with MSA he left this world last night. After surviving the first World Trade Center bombing (he worked for Morgan Stanley) and then moving to rural NH with Mary Jo and surviving without the big city, George added pizazz to our lives here in Rochester. He showed us the good life, sharing his love of sushi with daughter Chloe, patching and painting the gallery between shows, lending a well informed opinion on how to get the building renovated for being a gallery and actually help with coming up with our name, artstream.
Life will be a little less vibrant, a little less passionate without George. His New Yorker attitude (and accent!), love of all that is full in life and his ability of finding the good in everyone attitude hallmarked his being. He will always live on in our hearts and memories.

9 comments:

susanna said...

Ohhh...I'm sorry to hear that your friend passed away. What a gift it was for you all to have him enter your lives and become a part of your community. Sounds like his spirit was a bright light in this world.

be*mused jan said...

I'm so sory to hear of the loss of your dear friend. It sounds like you have many happy memories. May they comfort you all at this time.

Amy Greenan said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend and colleague. :(

Funky Finds said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Sounds like George was a terrific person.

Anonymous said...

Susan thank you for this wonderful tribute to my big brother. He was an awesome brother, husband, uncle & friend to all. He had this infectious laugh and tried to live life to it's fullest - and always the high life! He will always be a part of us. To my big brother - always keep it on the short grass and know we will forever love you!
Gerry

Geek+Nerd said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. It sounds like he was a wonderful man. My thoughts are with you.

Lisa said...

What a lovely memory of George. Thanks for sharing it!

Fancy Free Me said...

susan - how sad for you all - but such a lovely posting...deanna

deb said...

so sorry to read this sad news. please pass along my condolences to mary-jo.