Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00
Dr. George Acs, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and long-time resident of Manhasset, passed away on July 31, 2013, in Arlington, VA. Dr. Acs was an accomplished scientist who published seminal papers on topics such as the link between transfer RNA and amino acids and the replication of the Hepatitis B virus.
He resided in Manhasset, New York, for 43 years, from 1966 until 2009 when he relocated to Arlington, VA. Born to a Hungarian family on the border between Hungary and Czechoslovakia, Dr. Acs survived World War II and emigrated to the U.S. with his wife, Hedda, and young son, Andrew, in 1956 after the Hungarian Revolution. An avid tennis player, he was a fixture on the courts around Manhasset from Memorial Field to the old Village Bath Club. As he entered his 70s, he switched from tennis to golf because, “In golf, you wait for the ball to stop moving before you try to hit it.” His keen intellect, sharp wit, and good nature will be remembered. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Hedda, his son Gregory, daughter-in-law Anne, and grandchildren Sarah and Andrew, all of Arlington, Virginia.