George Maragos, 79, a retired Navy Captain who served in engineering and shipbuilding assignments for much of his career, died June 5, 2003, at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, after a stroke.
Captain Maragos, who had lived in Bethesda since 1960, was born in St. Louis. He was a 1947 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and he received a second bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
As a Navy officer, he was supervisor of the shipbuilding office in Groton, Connecticut, where he worked on the early nuclear submarine acquisition program. Later assignments included service in the Naval Sea Systems Command and chief of engineering services at the Naval Research Laboratory. In his final assignment, he was an officer in the Aegis shipbuilding program. He had received a commendation from the secretary of the Navy for contributions to the guided missile ships program.
He retired in 1976 and began working for Advanced Technology Inc., a defense contracting firm, where he specialized in the design, construction and delivery of Navy ships.
Captain Maragos was a charter member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church of Bethesda.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Aliki Maragos of Bethesda; two children, Dr. Valerie Maragos of Chicago and Dr. William Maragos of Lexington, Ky.; a brother; and four grandchildren.
MARAGOS, GEORGE, CAPT, USN (Ret), 79
On Thursday, June 5, 2003 of Bethesda, Maryland. Beloved husband of Aliki; father of Dr. Valerie Maragos of Chicago, IL and Dr. William Maragos of Lexington, Kentucky; brother of John Maragos of St. Louis, Missouri. Also survived by four grandchildren.
Services will be held Monday, June 9, 2003 at 10 a.m. in St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, Maryland. Interment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
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