George Stathopoulos

George Stathopoulos, owner of Ajay Glass, died April 17, 2020 at the age of 85. Stathopoulos, born in Greece, moved to the U.S. via Canada in 1961 and began his glazing career at Mac’s Glass in Rochester, N.Y., before working at Ajay Glass in 1964. In 1968 Stathopoulos bought into the company as a partner and became a majority owner in 1978.

Now, the company consistently ranks on the list of USGlass magazine’s top 50 glazing contractors and Stathopoulos’ three sons have taken the helm.

He is survived by his wife, Eleni; sons, Demetrios, Constantinos and Stelianos; stepchildren, Michael Naselaris, Steve Naselaris and Penny Naselaris; siblings, Alex, Elpiniki, Irene Tasikas and Soula Giannopoulos; grandchildren, George, Niko, Rita, Evan, Peter, Ellie, Georgie, Nicole and George.

A private burial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that people consider donating to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Rochester or the Rochester Regional Health Foundation.

Read Stathopoulos’ obituary, published by the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

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