Obituary of George Privitera, DDS
George S. Privitera, DDS
Irondequoit: Passed away peacefully Sunday, January 27, 2019 at age 90.
Predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Ann. Survived by his sons George (Kathleen) and Dr. Steven (Maureen) Privitera; ADORED grandchildren Lisa (Jason) Privitera Jones, Kristen (Michael) Amalfi, Lilyann and George Privitera; sister Barbara Birkett, sister and brother in law Jean (Larry) DiRienzo, sister in law Mary Maggio, brother Raymond (Joanne) Privitera and many nieces, nephews and close friends.
George graduated from the University of Rochester and then spent four years in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant JG. He graduated Columbia Dental School in 1960 and was a practicing dentist for over 50 years. His staff and many patients were like family. He was active in the dental society, receiving a Lifetime Merit Award in 2018. He is the past President of the Apollonian Dental Study Club and was Vice President of the Monroe County Dental Society.
George was an avid golfer and longtime member of Brook-Lea Country Club. He was a voracious reader, an ex-skier, runner and marksman. His bright blue eyes, vivid smile and wit will be greatly missed.
Friends may call THURSDAY January 31st from 3-7 PM at Falvo Funeral Home, 1295 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd. (Rte. 250) Webster. Please meet the family Friday February 1st; 12:00PM at St. Joseph’s Church, Penfield for a celebration of his funeral mass. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Honor Flight Rochester, Inc. (PO Box 23581, Rochester, NY 14692) and Golisano Children’s Hospital (601 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14642).