Sunday, December 23, 2012

Omega -- George Shenas 12/15/12

The Greek letter Omega is the last letter in the Greek alphabet, and one of its meanings is that it symbolizes an end .....

The following notice came in to the Old Bro Network this week, forwarded by James Bonar (EpSig 405) and written by Haig Bazoian (EpSig 338) .....

It is with heavy heart I inform you of the passing of George Shenas on Saturday, December 15, 2012. His death was from the after effects of a stroke he suffered last Monday.
George was the originator of the Lambda Chi Alpha Christmas Party which started back in 1957 and continued for 56 years up to the most recent party a couple of weeks ago. We will all miss him and remember his outgoing and friendly personality. 
For Shake and I it is a major and sad loss. For the past 15 years or so we have been constant companions with George and Sally as we traveled the world and as George and I played golf. We also saw his dedication to Sally, Stephanie and Stacy. A really great guy!
The funeral service will be very private for the immediate family. It is expected that a memorial will be held in a month or so. When the specifics are available I will email the information. Sally is heartbroken and the family asks that we respect her privacy and not call at this time.


George Shenas (EpSig 321) will continue to be honored by the Old Bro Network as an "In Memoriam" member of our roster, which we have done with any of our brothers who have left us.

Other comments on George's passing, first from Stan Benson (EpSig 305) .....

I'm very saddened by the news.   George was the picture of good health, but we all know how that can change in an instant.  It's always such a shock when it comes out of the blue like that.  Like you, I will remember him for his warm and friendly manner, and for having such a good sense of humor.  I'm sorry for your personal loss, and appreciate your having taken on the task of notification.  Of course, we will all want to attend his memorial.
Thanks for letting me know,

and from Jim Bonar (EpSig 405) .....
You probably didn't know George, but he was a great LXA and Ep. Sig.  My memory of first meeting George was my freshman year at UCLA (Fall 1958).  George was playing for our undefeated and un-scored upon flag football team while in law school.  Oh, yea, even with not being scored upon, we came in third.  How you say?  Two teams we played to scoreless ties - Beta's and ZBT, I think, didn't play each other.
Yours in ZAX,
Jim Bonar
ES 405
The thoughts and prayers of the Old Bro Network go out to the Shenas family in this time of loss, as well as to all the other Old Bro's who mourn George's passing .....

EpSig 700


  1. George was an unforgettable brother and remarkable friend. We shared four years together
    at the Strathmore house. He was my room mate in the downstairs "2 man' room during our senior year. His jolly laugh and untiring energy brightened the lives of all of us who were privileged to know him.

    He originated our annual Christmas reunions and kept the spark of brotherhood alive.

    Mere words can't express my feelings at his loss.

    Jack Senik EpSig 333

  2. Daryal Gant - EpSig 381December 23, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    I've never been hit harder in my life as by Shenas in our annual pledge-active flag football game--he was a freshman. He even tried out for UCLA football, but quit when he kept losing his contact lens in practice. I remember George as smart, gifted guy with a big heart. He basked in the merriment of the fraternity and was a supportive alum. We will all miss him.

    Daryal Gant--Ep Sig 381

  3. Gordon Cudney, Ep. Sig. 402December 23, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    I remember the time someone bet George that he couldn't touch the ceiling with his elbow. If you look closely at the living room ceiling, you'll find the spot where George's elbow went through the dry wall. George was a great guy, and stayed in close touch with the House in the years after graduation. I'm proud to have known him.


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