George Vincent Cekis

June 1, 1942September 13, 2020

Obituary for George Vincent Cekis {June 1,1943–September 13, 2020)

George Cekis, 78, died early Sunday morning at home, after long-term heart and lung problems. George is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret M Sheridan Cekis, and his daughters, Elaine and Rebecca, his three sisters, Rose Cekis Stonis of Oak Forest Illinois, Penny Cekis Fabus of Lockport, Illinois, and Patricia Cekis of DeMotte , Indiana,. He was preceded in Death by his parents Anthony George Cekis and Emily Toupal Cekis, his brother Robert Cekis, and his sister, Charlene Cekis Stoika of Athens Tennessee.

George graduated from Harrison High School in Chicago, Illinois, in 1959 and from Roosevelt University in Chicago with a B.A. in Chemistry in 1970.. He spent his professional career at Amoco Chemicals in Chicago Illinois starting in 1964, moving to Amoco Performance Products in Ridgefield Connecticut in 1988, then the division’s location in Alpharetta Georgia in 1989, and its successors, BP.Advanced Polymers, and Solvay Advanced Polymers (in the same location}.

George had been a member of the Dudes ’n Darlin’s Square Dance Club, played Euphonium in the Alpharetta City Band, the Atlanta Concert Band, the Roswell New Horizons Band, the Southern Winds Concert Band, and the Sounds of Sawnee Community Band in Cumming GA. George was also an avid Duplicate Bridge player with 450 Master Points. He regularly played at the Roswell Duplicate Bridge Club and the Atlanta Duplicate Bridge Club in Dunwoody GA, and also played at other clubs and tournaments around the Atlanta Metro area.

Because of COVID-19, there will be no current visitation or funeral. Conditions permitting, we plan to have a Celebration of Life Memorial for his Georgia friends in late spring, possibly outdoors, and a second Celebration of Life Memorial for family members in Illinois for his birthday, next June 1st.

Memorial donations may be made to the community bands in the area.


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Penny & Bob Fabus

September 19, 2020

George was the true definition of a big brother. He was always there for me from taking me for my first pair of glasses to walking me down the aisle, along with buying my daughters their first Cabbage patch doll. When Bob and I got married he made sure to give Bob the "talk" about taking care of his little sister.

I know Bob will miss him for trips to the train museums and the orchid gardens. We will truly miss him and always love him.

Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery

September 16, 2020

The staff of Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Cekis Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your love one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.

Rose Stonis

September 15, 2020

Both Leon and I have so many fond memories, My brother taught me to drive with his 1959 ford. Leon and George went fishing as often as possible before he was transferred out of state ,My brother always treated us for dinner and a good time when we would visit the family in Georgia. enjoyed a week at Jensons Beach in Florida as well . Leon always thought of him more as a brother then a brother -in-law. I will miss his bear hugs..

Patty Cekis

September 14, 2020

Georgie will be missed. He is a wealth of knowledge. I just pulled out a tshirt he gave me when I was 16 and showed it to Nicole. He took me on my first fishing trip, as I let the fish lay in the blazing sun to show him . Not a good idea if you want the fish to live. I think maybe I was 5 or 6 when I did that. I can write a book of memories. Thank you big brother for giving me all those special memories. I will miss you and love you forever. ❤️

Don Stonis

September 14, 2020

Aunt Margie, Elaine & Becky, so sorry for your loss. It's a loss for our entire family as well. I have so many fond memories growing up with uncle George. He was a good uncle, a good brother and just a good man in general. He will be missed.

BJ & Ron Reisinger

September 14, 2020

George was always a kind and knowledgeable guy who loved his fish. We really enjoyed talking with George and Margaret at the AAAA fish meeting.

We are so sorry for your loss

BJ & Ron


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