Andrew Georgiou



We sadly announce the passing away of Andrew Georgiou (Patata, Spud).

Andy passed away on Wednesday April the 8th 2020 at the age of 70 and leaves behind his wife Irene, two daughters Alexandra and Kristina, a grandson Ocean, and three sisters Dora, Julie and Thalia.

Andy was born in Famagusta the son of Christoforos (Taki) and Loulla Georgiou from Komi Kebir and Famagusta respectively.

At the age of two he immigrated with his family to London then after two years moved to Liverpool where his Father worked in building construction and opened a fish and chip shop. He lived there for ten years which accounts for Andy supporting Everton. The family later moved to London where Andy attended Holloway School. Andy played football for Holloway School being a member of the London Schools S.E. Tye Trophy (U18) winning team in 1968 (centre forward). He also played for the Old Camdenians football and cricket teams for many years. He was a keen spin bowler and achieved a hatrick against Kodak in August 1970. He co-founded and was player manager of Dynamo AFC that used to play in the KOPA Cypriot Football League. He also played for PAOK and Anorthosis in the KOPA League.

He attended Southbank College and became a quantity surveyor and later joined his father Taki who had started a sucessful building construction company called G&S Formwork that were helping to build massive buildings all over the country which included Heathrow Airport terminals.

On April the 8th 1979 he married Irene the daughter of Hambi and Maroulla Michael from Khirokitia and Ora respectively. Hambi was a former editor of Vema Cypriot newspaper in London.

In 1993 he founded and became a partner in a successful estate agents, Desirable Residences Ltd. (known as Des Res) based in Belsize Park.

The day he passed away was Andrew and Irene's 41st wedding anniversary.

Andy was a great guy with an infectious smile and a wonderful sense of humour. He had many friends and always had time for people. He was a true gentleman, honest and hardworking. He achieved much for his community and loved his family and was so proud of them. He will be sorely missed.

RH