FOUR PLUS SIZE GT EXECUTIVES DIE OVERSEAS

HUGH  MASAKELA   –  FOR THE LOVE OF YOU

FOUR PLUS SIZE GT EXECUTIVES DIE OVERSEAS

By  EWALT AINSWORTH                 04 27 2013

There has been a seismic shift in the Facebook accounts of four former Guyanese executives….including two gynecologists in the diaspora.  Over the weekend, the family of Owen Kato a former top brass and senior inspector of the National Insurance Scheme were informed that  Kato  died in New York,

In England a short week ago, Uriel Assanah, from  the People’s Republic of Victoria passed on.
The renowned radio-trician and entrepreneur was 84 and died quietly after a prolonged illness surrounded by his wife Maureen, children and grandchildren.  GIG as he was familiarly known internationally was a come-backee.    

Shortly after independence in 1966 he repatriated and started from scratch the GUYANA RADIO AND ELECTRONICS (GRECO) outfit in the People’s Republic of Victoria.  GRECO in those days was the only organization in the region to assemble and manufacture radios and other electronic equipment.    At one time the company had as many as 300 staffers before being absorbed by GT&T.  The main building is still there and now houses a private school for at-risk students in the community.

Also dead and cremated are two doctors/gynecologists from neighboring villages of the PRV.  Doctor Compton Gift, was cremated in Connecticut where he was a practicing and gifted surgeon.    Dr Gift was a former teacher at the Golden Grove Methodist School.  He also taught Sunday school.  He is survived by his wife and children.  A special memorial service was held for him in Brooklyn a few evenings ago and was well attended by scores of family and friends.

Also cremated was the body of Dr Slater Saul…a native of Bee Hive/Clonbrook.

Dr Saul lived and worked in the Norfolk, Virginia community after retiring as a gynecologist for almost 40 years.  His ashes at a later date will be streamed at sea from a yacht owned by his family when the winds in the delta are less ferocious.

Dr Saul is survived by his wife and one daughter from a previous marriage.  He also has two brothers…Kelly and Sydney…alive.

ANDY  NARELL –  JENNY’S ROOM

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Sharon njini on September 6, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Thank you for writing this – my daddy Uriel Assanah is missed everyday! I’ve only just come across this over a year later

    Reply

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