Jorge Gardos, 91


WARWICK, R.I. – Jorge Gardos died Oct. 13, 2022, at home. He was the beloved husband of Donna (Robbins) Gardos for 30 years. Born in Budapest, Hungary, a son of the late Nandor and Ilona (Desser) Gardos, he had lived in Warwick for over 30 years, previously living in Caracas, Venezuela, and New York City. Jorge was a Holocaust survivor of the Budapest Ghetto and escaped Communist Hungary in 1956 during the Hungarian Revolution. A concert violinist, conductor and educator, he went on to perform throughout South America, the United States and Europe. He remained deeply committed to teaching music until the end of his life.

Jorge was also a devoted father, grandfather and friend. He is survived by his daughter, Catherine Gardos Reid, her husband, Michael, and grandson, Reuben, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and his son, Thomas Gardos, wife, Elizabeth Zimmermann, and grandchildren, Noah and Sophie, of Barrington.

Contributions in his memory may be made to US Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, DC 20024.