George C. Psetas

George C. Psetas

July 27, 1951~July 25, 2021

George Chris Psetas

Passed away Sunday July 25th, 2021 at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital due to COVID-19 complications. Age 69 years old. He has born July 27th, 1951 in Saginaw, Michigan to late parents Chris and Ruth. He was the youngest of three brothers, his oldest brother Bill (deceased) and middle brother Chris Psetas. He moved to the state of Florida in 1978 to practice law. He married Diana F. Derige on October 28th 1979 after seven years of dating, and 42 wonderful years of marriage. She survives him, as well as his two children Chris and Ruthie Psetas, his brother Chris and wife yiota, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was the owner and operator of Psetas, Moore and Tetlow Law Firm from 1993 through 2021.

He was an active philanthropist and was a very active member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in New Port Richey, FL. George was also on the board of the Greek Children’s fund, a part of the Pasco Hernando State college board, president of the North Bay board of directors, an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and an Ahepa member.

He loved hunting, helping others, spending time with family and friends, and doing what he could for his community. He treated everyone as family and loved them all just the same. He will forever be in our hearts, may his memory be eternal.

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, July 28th from 2pm-4pm and from 6pm-8pm. Hospitality will be offered continuously in the St. George Greek Orthodox Church community hall from 2pm-8pm for all those who attend the visitations. Funeral service will be held at St. Georges Greek Orthodox Church in New Port Richey, FL on Thursday at 10:30 AM presided by His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela, and assisted by the clergy of the Tampa Bay Area.

Those who desire may make memorials to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, the Greek Children’s Fund, or the North Bay Hospital Charity.

All are welcome to celebrate the life of this wonderful man, beloved father and friend, and loved member of the community.



St. George Greek Orthodox Church

  • July 28, 2021
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. -
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  • 9426 Little Road
    New Port Richey, Florida 34654
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Memories of George C. Psetas



larry watterworth

July 27, 2021, 3:06 pm

My great friend is gone. My heart aches. All I have now is the happy thoughts of times we spent together in Michigan and Florida. It brings to mind how short our lives are and how important it is for each of us to make the most each day we have to share with others our good fortunes. I will miss my phone calls with George which happened almost twice a month. I regret we did not talk before he passed. George, my good friend–may you rest in peace and I send my prayers to your family. Larry Watterworth

Carmen Velazquez(derige)

July 27, 2021, 3:07 pm

Going to miss you tio George you were the best uncle,father anyone could ask for. Tia Diana I love you Ruthie and Chris and I’m so sorry I’m going to cherish my memories and hold the close toy heart forever n ever

Pat Bretz

July 27, 2021, 3:46 pm

George was the kindest and most sincere man I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. There are no words that can describe how much he will be missed. Love you boss you were one of the best! Rest in peace.

Kathy Orth Thompson

July 27, 2021, 3:52 pm

So sorry to hear about George, we were such good buddies in high school, I always knew he would live a big beautiful life! Condolences to his family.

Helen Katopodis

July 27, 2021, 4:07 pm

My family came to know George and Diane through their daughter, Ruthie. If children are a reflection of their upbringing, we knew we were in the presence of some wonderful people. They exuded kindness, intelligence and integrity. They were a couple in love with great respect for each other. George seemed to be the “dad” every girl should have growing up. The type of husband that all moms want for their daughters. We had a great laugh when, after explaining to George that my father didn’t speak English very well, he proceeded to speak to my dad in a “louder” voice while still speaking in English!!! That told me that George fit in with people from all walks of life. What an impression he made on all of us.

My family and I extended our deepest condolences to Diane, Ruthie, Chris and all of George’s family.

With love,
Helen Katopodis and the Katopodis family

Sandy and Jerry Kolaitis

July 27, 2021, 7:50 pm

Diana when George passed he took a little bit of all of us with him. He made a difference in so many lives. Our sincere condolences to you Ruthie, Chris and family. May our Lord help you through this sad time. May his memory be eternal. Rest In Peace George.

John and Minnie

July 27, 2021, 7:57 pm

So sorry for your loss. May peace be with you and your family.

The Kostreles family

Lou and Adelita Wojcik

July 27, 2021, 8:22 pm

My love and prayers are with you and your family. Our hearts are heavy with sadness with the loss of your husband. I could see how proud you were of him when you spoke of him. Love you

Roger, Silvia Landi and Family

July 27, 2021, 9:10 pm

Dear Diana, Ruthie, and Chris,
George was a brother to all of us. We will always treasure the beautiful times and trips together. He was an amazing human being. Always ready to help in any possible way, and always in good spirits. He will be greatly missed. All our love and sympathy.

Crystal Arnold

July 27, 2021, 10:19 pm

Our hearts go out Diana and to the entire Psetas family. We will miss George and our frequent Wednesday lunches more than you know. He was an amazing man and will never be forgotten. In Gods arms now. Love, Bill and Crystal Arnold

Angela Damianakis

July 28, 2021, 12:26 am

Memory eternal.

Alan Mehuron

July 28, 2021, 1:01 am

George …You will be missed greatly…From the day we met you will always have a place in my heart. Thank you for all the jokes of the day..and knowledge on your expertise.

Alan Mehuron

Danny Mortensen

July 28, 2021, 2:02 am

I remember visiting George and his parents on numerous occasions back in the fifties at the High Life Inn in Saginaw. My grandfather, John Saites, was a cousin to Chris Psetas and grandpa would take me along for the short ride from Flint, MI. Chris, would chase me around the kitchen with a live lobster. Our Ukrainian connection, one of the Chalenko brothers, was one of the bartenders and would make Shirley Temples for us. Sometime in the 60s, George and I wandered through Athens together – fond memories. There were 48 Saites families in the village (Krokilio) and many with the same name that they began using nicknames for each family. Psetas is believed to be a nickname according to some of the old timers there. I had dinner just several years ago with George and his family in Tampa. My condolences to Diana and the kids. The Lord picks the nicest flowers in his garden first! cousin Danny Mortensen

laura pitarys

July 28, 2021, 2:10 am

George would always call me “little sister” but it was not just a name…it was how he and his beautiful wife Diana made me feel everyday. He was a man of character and integrity. A true hero for my three daughters and a beacon of light during my hardships. I want to remember him laughing and trying to teach his ” little sister” how to Greek dance! He made a tremendous difference in our lives. There is no story that doesn’t carry his name in our household and his presence will forever remain.
When he would pick up the girls to take them to school in the morning, he always had a joke to tell. Today those girls tell jokes like he did and never forget his guidance.
Dear Ruthie, Chris and Diana, we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are broken.
May his memory be eternal. Will miss you “big brother”
Con mucho amor,
Christos, Laura, Ana, Elena and Cristina Pitarys

Johnny Mastorakis

July 28, 2021, 3:26 am

Few words to describe. How amazing George was , his smile and caring touch will never be forgotten. He always treated momma , Erika and me with such care and love. Our deepest condolences from all us to the entire family ..

Memory Eternal

Mary Konstas

July 28, 2021, 3:28 am

Our hearts and prayers for George and the Pesetas Family.

Ann Thiel

July 28, 2021, 12:18 pm

George was the kindest of men. What an awful shock to hear of his passing. Condolences to his wife and children.
The Thiel family.

Linda Maillis

July 28, 2021, 1:44 pm

My dear friend Diane, thinking of you and your lovely children at this sad time. Just believe that God will get you through this. George was a wonderful human being who will be missed by many. Love you my friend.

Jason Wilson

July 28, 2021, 2:15 pm

He was an amazing man and such an advocate for his wife, his church, his community and his hospital. He was a proud advocate for North Bay Hospital. We send our thoughts and prayers to his entire family.

Jason and Mary Beth Wilson

Dyanne Sikalos

July 28, 2021, 2:24 pm

George was such a sincere and kind man. He had the biggest heart and was willing to help everyone. He was the best employers I ever had the pleasure of working for. He taught me so much and lead by example. Heaven gained an Angel. May he Rest in Peace.

Brenda and Gary Mull

July 28, 2021, 3:47 pm

We are so sorry to hear this news. To the Psetas Family we send prayers for comfort and peace. Rest in Peace George.

Elaine & Charles Manikas

July 28, 2021, 3:49 pm

Always remembered !
Never forgotten !
“ Memory Eternal “

Gene Hopper

July 28, 2021, 4:23 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with George and his family at this sad time. George and I enjoyed 3 year of high school together as a very good friend. (Sports buddies) Remember the times at the family restaurant eating French fries and having a picture of coke (good memories).

Larry Gonzales

July 28, 2021, 5:30 pm

The kindest man I’ve ever known. A true pleasure to be around. George touched so many the vacuum he leaves will never be filled.

Anthone Damianakis

July 28, 2021, 5:37 pm

George set a wonderful example for all of us on how to lead a humble Christian life. May his memory be eternal. The word class comes to mind when I think of George and his family. God bless you all.

Judy Parker

July 28, 2021, 6:29 pm

George was a good friend and business colleague to my husband Frank. When Frank passed George was very gracious to me. Of course, he was such a gentleman and very thoughtful to others. I will miss his smile and serving with him on the hospital board. My prayers are with the family, he will certainly be missed by all that knew him.

Joel G. Aud

July 28, 2021, 7:27 pm

My condolences to the family of Mr. Psetas, I wish you all the best. George and I had lunch together many times, and I now have a sadness upon my heart learning about his passing. All I can do is send your family my deepest love and respect.

Theodora Genduso

July 28, 2021, 7:35 pm

I had the privilege of serving with George and Diane many years ago at St. George. He was tireless and always kind to all. The community has suffered a great loss. My deepest condolences to Diane and the entire family. May his memory be eternal.

Nicholas pavlides

July 28, 2021, 7:49 pm

We lost an amazing friend.
Our condolences to the family from all of us.

Tony and Karen

July 28, 2021, 8:24 pm

A very kind, generous and humble man. We were honored and blessed to know him.
We’re so sorry Diana. Our deepest condolences to all of you.
Tony and Karen

George Carr

July 28, 2021, 8:46 pm

Eternal peace to our Greek brother. All our love to Diana, Ruthie and Chris. May his memory bring a smile to your lips before a tear to your eye.

Beth and Eric Fregger

July 28, 2021, 10:57 pm

Our thoughts are with the Psetas family. May his life be remembered by the memories he made.

Stavros Zografos

July 29, 2021, 12:00 am

George, I have always loved you so much and I will miss you greatly. Now that I have decided to move back to Florida your absence will be felt more intensely. Your kindness and your smile were two main characteristics of your strong personality. So long my dearest cousin.

Patricia Brown (Zografos)

July 29, 2021, 12:38 am

My deepest sympathies to Diana, Chris and Ruthie on the loss of this kind, sweet husband and father. I will always treasure my memories of him.

Harry & Kathy Tsioukanaras

July 29, 2021, 2:50 am

Its with great sadness and disbelief to learn that George has passed, he was a pillar to the community, a given unselfish person ,his commitment to St George greek orthodox church was astounding, he has touched so many lives,God has bigger plans for him.
Our deepest sympathy and condolences 🙏 to Diana and family.

William R. Webb, Circuit Judge, ret.

July 29, 2021, 12:32 pm

George & I were good friends, but, of course. the same could be said by darned near every soul who ever had the privilege of crossing paths with my friend. We met as two struggling attorneys in West Pasco and I had the pleasure of working with George on many cases. I was in awe of George. H was, without exception, devoted to each and every client . They, in turn respected, admired, and in many cases worshiped the ground he walked on.
Later, in our respective careers, George made several appearances before me in court. He did such an exemplary job that I asked him if him anticipated making a habit of trial work, George responded, “Lord no, I only did it for my clients and I hope not to repeat it anytime soon”.
My wife, Mary and I want to express our most sincere condolences to Diana and their children. I want George’s children to know that their father was a good, kind, and decent man that acted with integrity and honesty in all things.
I will miss my friend.


Terri Kirchner

July 29, 2021, 12:45 pm

It was such a shock to hear that George had passed. He was an incredible attorney with such a caring heart. His constant smile and heart of gold will always be a wonderful memory to many people. He will be missed by so many, but we know he will live within our hearts and minds forever. May his family find comfort at this time and be blessed with all the wonderful memories of their times together.

Condolences to the Psetas family.
Art & Terri Kirchner

Eleftheria Vicky izvinko

July 29, 2021, 1:36 pm

My deepest condolences to you Diana Chris Ruthie and family
George will never be forgotten his memory will be eternal he was a very special person
Rest in peace George

Eva Kelly

July 29, 2021, 1:40 pm

My deepest sympathies to you and the family. May his memory be eternal.

Eva Kelly

July 29, 2021, 2:30 pm

My sincere sympathies to you and your family. May his memory be eternal.

Anna & George Condoleon

July 29, 2021, 4:14 pm

❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏 Memory Eternal for our George. Words can never express the loss we feel. You will forever be in our heart, dear George C. Psetas! We love you and thank you for your love and memories! Anna & George Condoleon

Kam Hutchins

July 30, 2021, 7:18 pm

The man knew no enemy but a friend to all. I am so fortunate to ha e worked him on many sides of the coin both personally and professionally. He will never be replaced in any lifetime. Our sincere sympathy to Diana, Chris and Ruth. My fondest memory dates back to 1950 era with my grandparents and parents leaving me into High Life back in Bridgeport. Kam and Bob Hutchins

Kam Hutchins

July 30, 2021, 7:19 pm

The man knew no enemy but a friend to all. I am so fortunate to ha e worked him on many sides of the coin both personally and professionally. He will never be replaced in any lifetime. Our sincere sympathy to Diana, Chris and Ruth. My fondest memory dates back to 1950 era with my grandparents and parents leaving me into the High Life back in Bridgeport.

Bill Baggins

July 31, 2021, 4:07 am

My deepest condolences. I met George through my aunt who was a friend and client. He was always respectful and compassionate in his work for others and in the community. God bless and godspeed.

Ron Chard, Commander AMVETS Post 9

August 13, 2021, 4:04 pm

I’m very saddened by the news. Had we known sooner we’d have arranged an Honor Guard. His generosity with Veterans and Veterans charities and service organizations was unparalleled. I was honored to know him and AMVETS Post 9 will be eternally grateful for his generosity. Fair Winds and Following Seas George…

Dr Theodore F.Durling

August 17, 2021, 11:30 pm

So sorry Diane & family, we missed the sad news of George’passing. He was a loving and very special person. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Dr & Mrs. T.F. Durling

Nancy O'Dell Topham

August 20, 2021, 7:53 pm

shocked to hear of George’s passing. Our families were friends for years. George was a great classmate and friends. Our prayers for him and his family. Rest in peace George.

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September 11, 2021, 10:14 pm

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Dianne Petit

September 30, 2021, 2:26 am

Dianne Petit & Linda Collins Sept 29,2021. 10:21 pm we were shocked to hear that Mr.P had passed, Mrsas we his cleaning ladies and to go to girls ,we will miss you very much as we think about the fun and laughter we shared . Mrs P our prayers are with you and your children.RIP

Christa psetas

October 8, 2021, 12:12 pm

You were the best uncle i could ever ask for . So grateful to share every moment in life with you 💗

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