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Conway Funeral Home

41- 45 58th Street, Woodside, NY

OBITUARY

George Constant

September 20, 1944January 6, 2020
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George Constant passed away peacefully at his home on January 6, 2020 surrounded by family and friends. He was a brilliant interior designer whose work has been featured in numerous publications including House Beautiful, Art & Antiques, and the Robb Report (top 40 designer) and the Kip's Bay (Best in Show) and Southhampton showhouses. This link goes to the project that was his crowning achievement as a designer:

https://robbreport.com/shelter/home-design/greater-than-gatsby-242549/

George was always impeccably dressed and full of enthusiasm for life. He loved musical theater, people and Windstar cruises. He will be remembered for his intelligence, talent, wit, compassion, sparkle and numerous acts of kindness and love. He adored his dogs Ali Fluff and Shortbread. He is survived by his husband David Perkins, his brothers Chris and Louis and their spouses Melanie and Josephine, his godchildren Elayne Rodriguez and Andrew Constant, first cousin Georgia Lavdas, nephew Bobby Constant, former partner Brian Wagner and over 100 cousins, nieces and nephews. The wake will be on January 10 from 4 pm to 9:00 pm at Conway Funeral Home 41-45 58th St., Woodside, NY. Funeral will be on January 11 at 10:00 am at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral 337 E. 74th St., NYC. Donations can be made to the ASCPA.

Services

  • Reposing Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Funeral Liturgy Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Entombment Saturday, January 11, 2020

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Ed Friedel

January 11, 2020

My sincere condolences to David and to the family. George was my good friend for over a quarter-century and it’s hard to believe that I’ll never hear his infectious laugh or enjoy his clever wit again. He lived his life passionately and to know him was to love him. I had the unique experience of sharing three manic days at Disney World with this exuberant man who never lost his sense of wonder (details upon request). It was a huge honor to be best man at his wedding to wonderful David. He was courageous but clear-sighted as he faced his final physical challenges, and his sense of humor came through even at the worst times. Adio, Yiorgo--you were one of a kind, and I'll never forget you.

John M. Davis

January 10, 2020

I met George many years ago through The Kips Bay designer show house. He was always a gentleman, very dignified, and with wonderful taste. I did not have a chance to know him well, however we always remembered one another, when our paths crossed. I have not been in that business for many years, but wanted to express my sympathies.


My deepest condolences to his family and friends during this sad time.

Sincerely,
John M. Davis

Erini Kalogeras-Melendez

January 9, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to your family. My happiest moments were recalling Greek School adventures together when we were kids in Brooklyn and the joy & surprise to find George living in the same building in Manhattan. Most of all, I enjoyed our conversations in Greek together. You’re a good man and will be terribly missed by both me & Joe. Love you!

Ron and Donna Minnick

January 9, 2020

We will very much miss the anticipation of getting together with George and have him sharing his wit, experiences and superb story telling. Our condolences to David and George's entire family and friends.
Rest in peace George.

Lucy Morales

January 8, 2020

I see that mischief in your eyes, George, that smile across the table when you and David and I gathered in Washington over the years to remember Rick. You had a way of making people feel beautiful and loved. You made me feel that way, and I know I'm not the only one. And I know that when it came to David you gave him the gift of unwavering devotion and total delight. You were the giver and the gift. I am so glad to have known you.

Megan Morgan

January 8, 2020

I remember the first I met George. He and David had come down to Florida to visit David's nephew, my fiance, Jessie. I am a very shy person but George and David never gave me the chance to be uncomfortable around them. I can remember sitting with George at a quiet little table away from it all. To be honest, I don't remember exactly what we discussed, but I remember that I felt more comfortable talking with him than I do talking to most people I have known for years. He was kind, funny, and what I remember most of all, incredibly quick witted. As excited as I was to see David and Jessie again, I can vividly remember the dissapointment when I realized my solo conversation with George was finished.

I am sorry to say that we will not be able to attend the services, but George is in our hearts. I didn't know him as well as I wish I did, but he made a big impact on our lives. He was an amazing man and he will be dearly missed.

Phyllis Oglesby

January 8, 2020

I was not fortunate enough to meet George, but am a relative of David's. My deepest sympathy to David! Love all the memories you both made during the past years! It must be heartwarming to you during these difficult days! Thinking of you!

Christine Denham

January 8, 2020

A good friend, who created two beautiful homes for our family. I will always remember his infectious laugh!! We will miss you George! - Bob, Chris, Maggie & Matthew Stein

Jeffrey Epstein

January 8, 2020

A wonderful, kind and caring gentleman with impeccable taste and a flair for color. He will be dearly missed. Our condolences go out to his friends and family.

Ronit Adler and Jeffrey Epstein

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