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In Loving Memory

Shkodriani, George

May 29, 1939 - April 8, 2024

George Shkodriani passed away peacefully on Monday, April 8, 2024, surrounded by the love of his family. Beloved husband of 62 years to Shirley (Miller) Shkodriani. Loving father of Angela (Jim) Sykora, Gina (Steven Rios) Shkodriani-Rios, and Maria Shkodriani. Dear grandfather of Amber Hobson, Nina (Matei) Stroescu, Nick Sykora, Natalie Sykora, Antonio Rios, Rafael Rios, and Solana Rios. Dear uncle, great uncle, and cousin. Preceded in death by his parents Apostal and Marina Shkodriani and sisters Effie Arnold and Florence Smith.

George was a U.S Air Force veteran who loved annual family vacations to Destin, Florida, fishing, dancing his smooth jitterbug with Shirley, and spending time with his family at home. George will be fondly remembered for his larger-than-life personality and putting family first above all else. May his memory be eternal.

SERVICES:  Visitation Sunday, April 14, 4:00-6:00 pm at Kutis Affton (10151 Gravois Road Affton, Missouri 63123) with Trisagion service at 6:00 pm. Funeral service Monday, April 15, 10:00 am at St. Thomas Romanian Orthodox Church (6501 Nottingham Ave., St. Louis, Missouri 63109).  Interment St. Matthew Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Thomas Romanian Orthodox Church appreciated.


5 thoughts on “Shkodriani, George”

  1. Dear Sweet ‘Lit’l Shirl,’
    My heart breaks for you at this sad time. May you find comfort and peace in many wonderful memories of his great love for you and family, and may God take him swiftly into heaven.

  2. George was always ready to help me anytime i needed help or information.He kept us entertained at most of the festivals.He served the best sausage sandwich to me and my friends at his dinner when I was 18 and always had advice to keep me on the straight and narrow.He and Shirley raised a great family he will be greatly missed.MEMORY ETERNAL

  3. Shirley,
    My prayers go out to you & your entire family. George brought us such fun & laughter over the years. He could always make our crowd laugh. I know that he will be missed dearly. May he rest in peace, no longer in pain & discomfort. We love you, little Shirl.

  4. Dear Shirley and Family:
    I just learned of George’s passing, and I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man, always quick with a smile and a story, and he will be missed. I hope that time will soften the grief you now feel, and that memories of the happy times you shared will give you comfort. May his memory be eternal!
    With love always,


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