Gheorghe F. "Gigi" Ghita

  • Born: July 1, 1958
  • Died: January 2, 2018
  • Location: Hooksett, New Hampshire

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Gheorghe F. "Gigi" Ghita, 59, of Hooksett, died unexpectedly in his sleep due to natural causes.

Born in Bucuresti, Romania on July 1, 1958, he was the son of Florea and Maria (Stefan) Ghita and brother to Aurel Ghita. He attended school in Romania where he earned degrees in Art and Sports. Gigi served as Sgt. Major and Instructor in the Romanian National Air Force for several years. Along with that, he served as a Special Service Agent for the President of Romania.

After years of training, Gigi became Romania's National Gymnastics Champion where he led his team to qualifying for the Olympics. After accomplishing life as a star gymnast, he joined and traveled with the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus. With the world famous Moceanu Teeterboard Troop, he holds a spot in the Guiness Book of World Records for breaking the 7 Man High Tower record.

After sharing his talents with the world, Gigi settled in America after meeting the love of his life, his wife Stacey. Together they owned and operated Gheorghe Ghita Gymnastics for over 18 years. As a superior gymnastics coach, Gigi showed his dedication and hard work by creating an environment that was known as "the place to be." More importantly as a father, Gigi was motivated to support his daughter Mihaela and son Matei through their various endeavors. Out of all of his achievements throughout his life, his family was his greatest pride and joy.

As a natural performer with his unique sense of humor, Gigi was loved and idolized by many. Above all, he will be remembered and honored as a loving husband, father, son, brother, coach, and friend.

A memorial service was held on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Congregational Church of Hooksett, 5 Veterans Dr., Hooksett NH 03106.


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I am saddened by Gigi's passing. Gigi was a hard worker and took pride in everything he did. He had such great stories to tell . He cared so much about people, especially his children. Not a day would go by that he didn't think or speak about them. He loved them so much and was very proud of them. We will miss you Gigi. Rest in peace!

Posted by Melanie Ekstrom - Pembroke, NH - coworker   January 16, 2018

Having known Gigi through our interactions at Johnson Hall, I was always impressed by his work ethic and smiling face. He was a pleasure to know and will be missed by all.
Rest i peace Gigi.

Michele LeBrun , Chair
NH Board of Tax and Land Appeals




Posted by Michele LeBrun - Concord, NH - coworker   January 12, 2018

Gigi,
Where do I even begin? I can't believe you are gone. I really can't. We've been through so much together. Through thick and thin. Through upset and through excitement. Through success and through failure. You've been taken too early. I moved away, and a heavy thought recently was to reconnect with you when I visit NH again. Reconnect with the man who taught me SO many valuable things, shaped my character, my motivation, my self discipline. Reconnect with my second father. I missed my opportunity. And for that, I am regretful. You've given me my ability to believe in myself, to walk around with my head straight and my confidence. You've even taught me how to be the most flexible person in my yoga class to this day. There are numerous things that I do every single day that are a product of what you've taught me. I will never, ever forget you. Nor would I ever give credit to anyone else for who I am today. I continued my gymnastics career after I moved on to college and my love for that sport was strictly because of YOU. Your dedication and passion for helping people is iconic. We stuck by each other's sides for over a decade. I will never forget that. My deepest condolences and my biggest, warmest heart goes to you and your family. God bless you all and I hope to see you all very soon. You were ALL my second family. I could go on and on. I miss you, Gigi. And the whole Ghita family. My thoughts and prayers are with you through this tragic time. With love, Elisabeth Wong

Posted by Elisabeth Wong - San Francisco, CA - Family Friend   January 11, 2018

I am truly sorry for your loss. Having known him from the gymnastics community, he was always eager friendly and motivated to help all those around him. He will be missed!

Posted by Kara Lemay - Candia, NH - Friend   January 10, 2018

Gigi was such a nice man and a pleasure to talk with. What an incredible story his life can tell! So sad! We will miss you Gigi. Rest in peace!

Posted by Fran Manginot - Andover, NH - Coworker   January 10, 2018

Gigi was a good worker and was always friendly and easy to talk to, he will be missed by all who knew him.

Posted by John Boulet - NH - Acquaintance   January 10, 2018

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Gigi was an asset to the State of New Hampshire and will be missed by all who knew him. His smile could make even the worst day seem better. His life was filled with many incredible experiences. What a legacy. Rest in peace, Gigi.

Posted by Anne Stelmach - Hooksett, NH - Coworker   January 09, 2018

I had the honor of working with Gigi at the Department of Education. He brought joy to us everyday and I am humbly sorry for your family's loss. Its our loss to. Lots of love and We miss you already Gigi

Posted by Penny - Coworker   January 09, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Michelle Pritchard (Mitch)

Posted by Michelle Pritchard - Allenstown, NH - Friend   January 09, 2018


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