Jason W. Georgitis ’98

Jason W. Georgitis ’98 died on February 3, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts.

(The following appeared online at obittree.com, February 2017:)

Jason W. Georgitis of Belmont, Mass. died suddenly at his office in Boston on Friday, February 3, 2017 at the age of 41. Jason was an attorney in the real estate division of the law firm Mintz Levin. He will be missed more than words can say.

Jason was born in Frankfurt, Germany on May 26, 1975 to James Wyman Georgitis and Pamela Ann Hogan. He grew up in Alfred, Maine and Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, Maine, where he enjoyed many fine friendships. Jason attended Kennebunk High School, graduating in 1993 under the mentorship of educator Joe Foster. Jason played basketball and golf, and his peers elected him to class office and student council. Jason attended Bowdoin College, receiving a prize in creative writing, and earned his Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from Tufts University. Jason earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Boston University School of Law. He practiced law for Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry in Kennebunk, Maine and Riemer & Braunstein in Boston before joining Mintz Levin, where he was elevated to member in 2015.

Jason was a neighborhood dad and co-organizer of the annual block party. He enjoyed treating the kids to ice cream and pick-up games of basketball. Jason took his dogs, Tonka and Tank, to the neighborhood playground and would knock on neighbors’ doors to see if their dogs wanted to join. An athlete growing up, Jason took to long-distance cycling as his new sport and would go for long rides on weekends, sometimes finding himself in Maine. He left a mark on the Chenery baseball field in Belmont when he flew his remote control plane into a tree on its maiden voyage. It may still be seen there today. He recently became a gifted woodworker and loved to share his craft with others in his basement workshop. Jason played competitive Scrabble at the Internet Scrabble Club, earning a 1600 player rating and once playing SHIATZUS on a triple-double for 139 points against his brother.

Jason loved his daughters Chloe and Isabella and took great pride in their achievements in school and in life. He enjoyed spending time with his family at Ewe & I Farm in Kennebunkport and on Stanley Point in Steuben, Maine. Jason was a humble man with a hard-earned sense of humor. His family and friends will dearly miss his generous heart, beautiful smile, and resounding laugh.

Jason was preceded in death by stepbrother Jeremy Georgitis of Kennebunkport. He is survived by spouse Celeste Maher, daughters Chloe Foster Maher Georgitis and Isabella Janosi of Belmont, Mass.; mother Pamela Hogan of Kennebunk; father James W. Georgitis and stepmother Debra Georgitis of Kennebunkport; brother Nathan Georgitis, sister-in-law Susan Holmes, niece Theadora W. Georgitis, and nephew Silas W. Georgitis of Eugene, Or.; and brother-in-law Jonathan Maher, sister-in-law Elizabeth Maher, nephews Maxwell Maher and Desi Maher of Seattle.

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