Obituary: Victor Meskhishvili, actor, teacher
Victor Meskhishvili was born in Tbilisi, Georgia on January 2, 1927 to proud parents Revaz and Sidonia Meskhishvili. He grew up in Georgia and became a successful actor in the Georgian theatre community, playing on the famous Kutaisi theater stage. He continued his education in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1956, where he met his future wife, Maya, while acting and directing the university’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Maya was Juliet, and Victor was Mercutio.
Maya and Victor both pursued careers teaching at Tbilisi State University of Linguistics. They went on to marry and raise two daughters, Irina and Natalia.
Victor followed his daughters across the world to love and support their own families and dreams. Victor and Maya were hands-on (and outstanding) grandparents, raising all three grandchildren, Anna, Jennifer and Christophe.
These adventures took Victor from Tbilisi, to Moscow, to England, to France to Brooklyn and finally, to Trumbull, CT.
He played a leading role (there was no other kind for Victor) in all school and social activities for Anna, a THS ‘08 graduate. From carpools to the movie theatre, to attending parent-teacher meetings, Victor was happy to participate.
Victor and Maya spent the last twelve years living in Hollander House in Bridgeport, CT where they made dear friends.
Victor Meskhishvili was a remarkable man, a performer in all meanings of the word and adored by all.
He is survived by his loving wife, Maya, his daughters, Irina of France and Natalia of Trumbull, CT, three grandchildren, Anna, Jennifer and Christophe and two sons-in-law, Alun Drake and Richard Adamo.
A private funeral was held at Edmund W. Dougiello Funeral Home on Monday, December 19th.