Dr. Angel Georgiev Krastev, MD

November 19, 1920 - June 8, 2010
Dr. Angel Georgiev Krastev, MD

Angel Georgiev Krastev, MD, 89 of Wilmington passed away June 8, 2010.

He was born November 19, 1920 in Moravitsa, Bulgaria.

Dr. Georgiev graduated with excellence from Classic Class of 1939 from Vratsa High School. Part of his education included Latin language. He was a passionate choir singer and enjoyed participating in church choirs. Graduated from Sofia Medical School and 1951 became the third Board Certified Ophthalmologist in Bulgaria. During his medical school he was leader of the school’s opposition party against the communism in Bulgaria. In the following decades that earned him significant political, psychological and moral oppression from the government, as well as significant career setbacks. Despite all, he remained truthful to his high moral and ethical standards. He practiced ophthalmology in Bulgaria, Algeria, Libya, and Tunisia until 1992. He was a great role model for both of his sons, great companion, and fun person to be around.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Siyka Georgiev, sons George and Boyan Georgiev, daughters-in-law Magdalena and Irina Georgiev, grandchildren Elena Schnorbus, Maria Tortorella, Anastassiya and George Georgiev, great-grandchildren Gabriella and Nickolas Schnorbus, Kate and Mallena Tortorella. Survived also by his sister-in-law and her husband Konstantin and Jana Gouchev, their son Konstantin Gouchev and his wife Hripsi and grandchildren Jana and Vera Gouchev.

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  • June 10, 2010
    Jimmie and Gay Pagan says:
    Dr. Boyan Georgiev and family, We are so sorry for the death of your father. His history is so interesting and you all have much to be proud of. We are sure he will be missed. All of us should strive to meet the high standards he achieved. Our thoughts are with you.

  • June 16, 2010
    Hilda Howell says:
    Sorry for your lose.

  • June 11, 2010
    lottie d e clinton says:
    We are truly saddened by the passing of the father of Dr. Boyan Georgiev. As I read the obituary, I realized what a dedicated and unselfish life this gentleman led; he was very distinguished. To Dr. Boyan Georgiev and wife, Irina, and the rest of the family, we are so sorry for your lost, however, I am sure you have a life time of beautiful memories to sustain you. As my doctor, I can see you are living what your father believed. God bless you and your family always. We care Robert & Lottie D E Clinton

  • June 12, 2010
    Carl D. Millinor Jr. says:
    To the family of Dr. Georgiev, It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of your husband, father, and grandfather Dr. Angel Georgiev Krastev. Although I didn't know him personally, I feel like I did know him through the wonderfull work and care that Dr. Boyan Georgiev has provided to myself and my dearly departed mother over the past decade. At a time such as this mere words cannot ease the pain of your family, I know. But rest assured that your father's legacy of impeccable moral and ethical standards lives on through his family! No man can leave this world a better gift. Your family is in my family's thoughts and prayers.

  • June 10, 2010
    George B Rose says:
    My wife, Jimmie Neil, and I wish to express our condolences to Dr. Angel Georgiev's family. Specifically to Dr. Boyan Georgiev and his wife Irina whom have provide excellent care to us. The commendable traits of the elder Dr Georgiev have certainily been passed along to his son, Boyan Georgiev.