George Sergei Evseeff
George S. Evseeff, 96, of Basalt passed away February 11, 2016, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs with his wife of 39 years, Nancy (Smith) Evseeff, by his side.
George was born April 9, 1919, in Harbin, Manchuria, to Sergei and Elizabeth (Buslenko) Evseeff. He proudly served as a US Army Battalion Surgeon during World War II, earning 3 Bronze Stars, the French Government Croix de Guerre and attaining the rank of Major. He and Nancy married Aug. 2, 1976, and moved to Basalt 21 years ago from Bloomfield Hills, MI. In recent years, he was interviewed on television as part of the Library of Congress Veteran’s History Project.
He spent his profession as a Psychiatrist and in retirement enjoyed skiing, hiking, and the Aspen Music Festival. He was a member of the Aspen Elks Lodge 224, Glenwood Springs 100 Club, Mt. Sopris Medical Society, University of Michigan Alumni Association, and Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychoanalytic Association.
He is survived by wife Nancy Evseeff of Basalt, CO; sons Stephen G. Evseeff of Baltimore, MD, and F. Peter Andrakovich of Lansing, MI; daughters Sandra K. Smith of Royal Oak, MI, Dorothy A. Patterson of Seattle, WA, Susan M. Haddrill of St. Louis, MO, and Christina D. Compton of Troy, MI; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He is preceded in death by his sister, Helen Wade; son John J. Andrakovich; and granddaughter Madelyn S. Compton.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan.
Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church of Aspen on February 18 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a luncheon reception at the Aspen Elks Lodge.
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