George Zayas was an incredible soul who unfortunately passed away too soon. He was incredibly kind and loving, always showing his family and friends nothing but affection.
He strived to provide his family with the necessities. With a bright future ahead of him, his top priority was to purchase his mother the home she deserved.
Early Life and Education
George de Zayas was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and raised in New York City. A self-described geek who loved science, history, literature as well as baseball and NASCAR races, he had a vast array of interests to pursue.
The greatest blessing in his life was being able to make everything work out for himself and his family – wife Carmen (Diaz), children George O. Jr. and Mary Frances from Stony Point; Bobby Zayas and Tricia Chester from NY; Miguel Diaz from Unionville; as well as RJ, AnnaMarie, Isabella and Nicky his beloved grandchildren.
George was lovingly survived by his loving wife, three wonderful children, four precious grandchildren and numerous cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Miguel and Edelmira (Perez) Zayas. What will remain most memorable about George is how much he cared about everyone he met; his family will miss him dearly.
George Zayas is an acclaimed boxing prospect who has been widely hailed as one of the sport’s brightest prospects. He’s currently signed to Top Rank, one of boxing’s premier companies.
He has competed on the undercard of several high-profile prize fights and earned praise for his efforts. The Puerto Rican-born fighter credits head trainer Javiel Centeno with helping him build confidence and focus in the ring.
Bob Arum, the founder of Top Rank, and other notable figures in the sport have all expressed admiration for Zayas at 19 years old. His all-action fighting style is reminiscent of Puerto Rican legend Miguel Cotto; Zayas was raised watching the renowned former world champion.
Achievements and Honors
George Zayas was an acclaimed caricature artist, best known for his works that appeared in Collier’s, Harper’s Bazaar and the magazine section of the New York Herald Tribune. Additionally, he was an accomplished writer; authoring more than ten books and contributing to many others.
He received numerous honors and awards for his professional achievements, the most notable being the ANC Scholarly Excellence Award which recognized his groundbreaking report regarding the application of the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide to the Armenian case.
He was also recognized with a Judicial Professionalism Award by the Women Lawyers of Pasco County and Florida Judicial College Teaching Excellence award. Currently, he serves as judge on Florida’s Eleventh Circuit Court.
George Zayas, 27, tragically passed away in a car crash caused by being struck by a train early Sunday morning near Corona, CA. The incident took place along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks at the east end of Corona.
Personal life is the term used to describe an individual’s daily activities and relationships that shape who they are as individuals. It typically remains private, not open for scrutiny by others.
Maria de Zayas y Sotomayor, Erauso and Sor Juana were female viragos who used their unique positions to break social restrictions and achieve some measure of self-determination. Furthermore, they employed elements of the macabre and magic in order to further amplify their feminist assertions.
Zayas, a former New York City police officer, has amassed an impressive net worth of $4 million through his acting career. With more than 100 acting credits under his belt and several projects currently in development, he continues to build upon this success.
He has starred in multiple films and television series, such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Dexter, Gotham and Oz. His most renowned role was Angel Batista on Showtime’s drama Dexter.
He is married to Liza Colon-Zayas, an off-Broadway actress and playwright. The couple has one child together and has been happily together since November 21, 1998.