V.L. George is the grandson of Israel Vaidyan (Mattackal, Niranam) and the son of V.I. Lucos and Annamma Lucos. He comes from a very God-fearing family. The Mattackal Venparampil family takes great pride in having two bishops who dedicated their lives to priesthood, the late Alexios Mar Thevodhosios Metropolitan, Bishop of the Malankara Orthodox Church, and the late Rt. Rev. Dr. Zacharias Mar Theophilus Suffragan Metropolitan, Bishop of the Mar Thoma Church. His family church is the Jerusalem Mar Thoma Church in Niranam, Kerala.
V.L. George was born on March 6, 1932 in Niranam, Kerala, India. He spent most of his childhood in Cherthala, Kerala because his father, V.I. Lucos was the headmaster of the Karappuram Mission School. He had two siblings, a brother, the late V.L. Israel and a sister, the late Annamma Chacko.
He attended St. Mary’s High School, Niranam, Kerala. He later resided in Alwaye, Kerala because his father worked as a senior chemist at the Fertilizer and Chemicals Company (FACT). V.L. George attended UC College (Union Christian College), in Alwaye, Kerala, where he majored in Physics and Math. After graduating from UC College, he attended BMS Engineering College in Bangalore, India. He worked as a mechanical engineer in Bombay and Kanpur, India.
V.L. George married Ramani Varughese in 1964. After their marriage, they moved to Kenya, East Africa where he worked as a mechanical engineer at the Mombasa Plastic Company. They had two children, Anita and Anil. In 1969, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts. In 1972, his family joined him in Boston. He worked as a mechanical engineer at RCA and General Electric.
V.L. George and his family were active members at the Boston Mar Thoma Church. They lived in Boston until 2001.
In 2001, Ramani and he moved to New York where they lived with their son, Anil, daughter-in-law, Subin, and grandchildren, Firoz and Varun. In 2003, Ramani and he moved to Indiana, where they joined their daughter, Anita and grandson, Rohan. They are members of the St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church, Indianapolis.
V.L. George will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. His greatest strength was his character. He was genuine and a man of great integrity. His kindness, humility, and sincerity defined who he was. Most important, he was a man of God. His gentle spirit will be missed.
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." ~ 2 Timothy 4:7