George William Frentzos was born March 3, 1938 in Sparta, Greece. He earned his master’s degree from Loyola University. George was blessed with a wonderful wife, Marlea, and two amazing sons, Christos and Andreas.
For 32 years, George worked for the YMCA of Greater New Orleans in various positions of increasing responsibility, retiring as the Executive Director of the Metairie YMCA. He was proud of his work with the YMCA and the impact he had on so many young people. George was active in organizing the Junior Leaders’ Club and enjoyed the annual mountain retreat, Blue Ridge Leaders’ School, held to teach leadership skills to young people. In addition, he and his wife taught Greek dancing to attendees while at the retreat. Greek dancing became the way they shared their love for their unique heritage with others. At Blue Ridge Leaders’ School, both George and Marlea had the opportunity to impact the lives of young people from across the Southeast for decades.
Over the many years at the Metairie Y, George made a huge impact in the lives of everyone he touched. His work with the Leaders’ Club is legend. He set the bar high for his local Leaders’ Club, making sure that they developed the personal and professional skills needed to excel as volunteers and staff at their YMCA. Those Leaders went on to have exceptional lives, becoming amazing professionals and raising families of their own.
George was very athletic and was an excellent handball player as well as basketball and soccer player. He loved fishing with family and friends. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ where he served as a deacon. Sadly, George passed away on September 30th of 2021.