Photo: Jason Georgitis (Credit: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.)
Jason Georgitis, a beloved husband, father, step-father, and neighborhood dad, died on Feb. 3, 2017, at the offices of the Boston law firm Mintz-Levin where he worked. He was 42.
The family said the cause appeared to be a sudden heart attack.
“We are all heartbroken at the passing of Jason. He was an excellent lawyer, a trusted advisor to his clients and a wonderful colleague and friend. He will be greatly missed,” said Dan Gaquin, a colleague at Mintz Levin.
“This is extremely difficult for all of us,” added Stuart Offner, a Belmont resident who also worked closely with Georgitis at the law office.
Georgitis moved to Belmont 15 years ago when his step-daughter, Isabella Janosi began kindergarten at the Butler School. He and his wife, CC Maher, lived on Slade Street before their daughter, Chloe, was born. They moved to Bellevue Road where they developed deep roots while Chloe attended the Wellington Elementary School.
“He would often lose the briefcase and appear with a tool belt ready to help any neighbor with any project anytime,” said Owen Carlson of Bellevue Road.
Known for his kindness and generosity, Georgitis would treat the neighborhood kids to ice cream and pick-up games of basketball. Georgitis was a neighborhood dad and co-organizer of the annual block party. He recently became a gifted woodworker and loved to share his craft with others in his basement workshop.
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. Jason took his dogs, Tonka and Tank, to the neighborhood playground and would often knock on neighbors’ doors to see if their dog wanted to join.
He left a mark on the Chenery baseball field when his radio control plane flew into a tree on its maiden voyage. It can still be seen there today.
Originally from Kennebunk, Maine, Georgitis graduated from Tufts University summa cum laude, and received his J.D. from the Boston University School of Law. He was recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyers “Rising Star” practicing real estate law at Mintz Levin, where he became a partner in 2015.
In addition to his wife CC, his step-daughter Isabella, and his daughter Chloe, Georgitis is survived by his mother, Pamela Hogan, father and step-mother, Jim and Debbie Georgitis, and brother, Nathan Georgitis.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Church Belmont in Belmont Center.
Donations can be sent to the Belmont Savings Bank to help the family through this very difficult time. The account name is the Jason Georgitis Memorial Fund.
Steve Ramm says
I never met Jason but I have worked with his brother Nathan for the last 4-5 years (he is Executive Director of a Non-profit of which I am Treasurer) and if Jason was anything like Nathan (and I’m sure he is) his death is a serious loss. My condolences to his family.
Leslie Philippe says
Dr. James Georgitis, Debbie and Family, my deepest sympathies and prayers are with you at this sad time. May God Bless and comfort you all in the days ahead. Sincerely Leslie Philippe
Debbie Caggiano says
I spoke to Jason a few times at different functions over the years, and he always left a very positive impression and memory as a friendly, polite and enthusiastic person. Jason spoke very highly and lovingly of his wife and children. This is an unfortunate loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. I know Jason rests in the loving thoughts and prayers of those he loved, and those who love him.
Ellen harrison says
I was Jason’s babysitter while he was living in Alfred Maine and I can say that he was an incredible kid! I have such great memories with him and his brother Nathan that will never be forgotten! Thank- you Jason Georgitis for bringing me joy in my life growing up. You will be missed by many people because you have given much happiness, joy, kindness and love. May you Rest In Peace Jason, you will be sadly missed.
Love, your childhood babysitter, Ellen.
Cheryl and Frank Gerrish says
My prayers and thoughts go out to all of Jason’s family. A friend and coworker of Debbie and Jim Georgitis.
Sarah Desmarais says
to Dr. James Georgitis , his beloved wife, Debbie, his daughter, Chloe and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you constantly at this very difficult time. Just tragic. God Bless. So tragic.
Joanne Johnston says
My deepest sympathies to Jason’s family. So sad , so young.
Jean petty says
I a man so sorry for your loss You and Debbie will be in my prayers Dr G. He sounds like he was as amazing as you.
Jason was one of the most genuine people I’ve ever known , he was extremely bright and funny but compassionate. Your brothers at home will never forget you. Rest In Peace our friend. We will see you on the other side.
lea nagy says
My heart is heavy and the family is in my prayers. Jason will be missed by everyone, iit is so sad he died so young, may god keep him in his arms!
So sorry for the loss of a generous man.
Please verify date and time, there seems to be a typo. Saturday is the 11th. It’s listed as 10th?
Mary Greely says
I remember Jason as a great student and a fine young man at Kennebunk High School. His smile would light up the room. He was so bright – sounds as if he was a wonderful adult. I am sure he is much missed.
Melissa Z. says
I’m so very sorry to hear this terrible news. My heart breaks for Jason’s wife and two girls, his parents, brother, his co-workers and his community; I am certain this loss has great impact on many people.
It’s Saturday the 11th. Could you please change the number?