Obituary: Victor George Kotiadis, 89, of New Holland Pa., formerly of Trumbull, Conn.

Victor George Kotiadis, age 89, of New Holland PA, formerly of Trumbull, CT, Ossining, NY, Yonkers, NY and Riverdale, NY, died unexpectedly on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Lancaster General Hospital.

He was married 46 years on September 3 to Jeanne T. Habbick Kotiadis.

Born in New York City, NY on September 3, 1925, he was a son of the late George and Mary Pirounakis Kotiadis.

Mr. Kotiadis was a longtime resident of Connecticut before moving to Pennsylvania in 2004. Victor enlisted and was an airplane mechanic in the Air Force during World War II. Before his retirement he was a supervisor in the Motor Vehicle and Equipment Repair Division at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. He had also worked as an auto mechanic and a financial investor.

Victor did lobbying work in Albany and the New York State Capital speaking to State Senators and Assemblymen against the decriminalization of marijuana. His research material was obtained at “The Academy of Medicine” 103rd St. and 5th Ave., New York City. He was concerned about the United States government’s deficit spending and submitted articles to various newspapers. Another serious area of concern was drunk driving, especially on the highways. He testified in Connecticut’s Capital, Hartford, concerning highway deaths as a result of drunk driving. He also was involved in New York City’s Consolidated Edison Co. to start an electric vehicle program and venture.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter, Victoria Fosco, and her husband Chris of Newtown, CT; a son, George V. Kotiadis and his wife Cathy of Wallkill, NY; five grandchildren; a sister, Olympia Zappas and her husband Andrew of Milford, CT.

He was predeceased by two brothers, James and William; and a sister, Anne Fortosis.

Funeral services will take place on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Rd., Trumbull. Interment with military honors will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. Please omit flowers.

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