Thursday, March 21, 2013

Announcement of the Passing of Mr. Valiko Dzamia

Valiko_1037550ecdcd64d It is with great sadness that we inform you that the Georgian community in the USA has lost one of its most prominent members, a true embodiment of the spirit of the Georgian Association in the USA for the last 60 years, the treasurer of the Association for 35 years, Mr. Valerian (Valiko) Dzamia.  He died peacefully at St. Luke's Hospital in New York on March 18, 2013, at the age of 91 (he would have turned 92 on April 14).  He is survived by Mzia, his wife of 20 years and daughter Tamara Bakradze. The funeral services will be held at the Johnston Funeral Chapels, 300 E 104th st. NY, NY. 10029, Friday, March 22, 4:00 - 8:00 pm. 

Please, visit the link to the Voice of America Story about his life. For those of you who do not read Georgian, great photographs will be helpful to remember, or learn a bit more about this great Georgian patriot.  This is an irreplaceable loss for the Georgian community in the USA, and for those of us who knew him personally.

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