Dr. George Vladimir Zuzukin
Dr. George Vladimir Zuzukin passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021, at Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. He was born in Riga, Latvia on June 26, 1947, to Dr. Valdimir Zuzukin and Dr. Estella Palagashvili.
George graduated from First Moscow State Medical University in 1971. Subsequently he earned his PhD in Toxicology in 1974. He worked as an Associate Professor at the University of Moscow where he was highly respected and established in his field. In 1980 he left his homeland immigrating to America to escape the evils of communism. He completed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1985 he moved to Port Arthur, Texas where he opened his Diagnostic and Internal Medicine Clinic. In 1993 he relocated his office to Beaumont, Texas.
George was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Tolerance Lodge #1165 in Beaumont. Aside from his pride in his Slavic heritage, George had a deep love of culture and traveled all over the world in tribute. George was a talented musician, and had a great appreciation for art, music, literature, and tradition. From his escape from communism to his self-made success and his belief that what is right trumps glitter and gold, he stood for the truth no matter the cost.
Survivors include his wife of thirty-years, Connie Zuzukin of Beaumont; daughters, Shayne King of Beaumont; Shayla Zuzukin and her fiancée, Wade Watson, of Beaumont; and Alexandria Marrow and her husband, Rob, of San Antonio; son, Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin of New Orleans; brother, Boris Rostovtsev and his wife, Marina, of Moscow, Russia; grandchildren, Mila, Bennett, and Vivienne Marrow of San Antonio; his faithful nurse of twenty-three years, Jacqueline Williams; his beloved Persian cats, Casper and Mikey; and brother-in-law, Charles Haggard and his wife, Jean, of Jefferson, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and very fun-loving son-in-law that he loved to hang out with, Dr. Jim King; and numerous close friends.
Memorial contributions for Dr. Zuzukin may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
A celebration of Dr. Zuzukin’s life will be held at a later date.