I just learned of George's death last night. So sorry to hear of his passing. George and I first met in first grade at Powellton .The next time was when we both freshmen at Montgomery high school in 1957 when he told me we were classmates in 1949. I really enjoyed talking with you and him over the last 10 years or so when I visited you all at Boomer. I was always impressed with his intellect and knowledge gained from his work experiences. I will miss him and always remember him as a very kind person.
Condolence: Dear Tink, Pam and Darin;
Mom and I deeply regret not hearing about George's passing until all we can do is this message. Our common association at VEMS represents some of the best times in our lives, it's too bad that even that had to come to an end.
Mom and I saw George a few times in the past year; getting lab work or seeing Dr. Donetelli at MGH - he hadn't changed a bit - not even his stories!
Please accept our most sincere condolences, and apologies for it's tardiness. If we can be of any help, at any time, please feel free to call on us.
Condolence: Tink and Family: Words cannot express how I feel about the loss of my dear friend. We became instant friends when we were in high school and in the band. That has not changed over the years. I truly thought so highly of him. He was just a great person in every respect. I am so sorry that I could not make it to the viewing or the service due to other pressing engagements. I wanted so badly to come and pay my respects to you and the family. Please know that my thoughts and prayers were with you and will continue to be. In my mind, my friend George will never be forgotten. Blessings on you and the family.
Condolence: Tink, Pamela and Darin, I only knew George for a few days when we recently shared a room in the hospital at CAMC, but I can tell you that he truly loved each of you and his grandchildren.
George’s insight into manufacturing and the coal industry in West Virginia was truly amazing. But I think he was most proud of the relationships that he developed over the years with coal miners and each of you.
George took each day at a time and was very optimistic. He refused to give up, even given all of his adversity and pain. It was never about him. His only concern was being with his family and who would continue to take care of each of you.
I am truly sorry for your loss, but I’m sure George would have wanted it to end this way, especially if he could not have regained his sight. Given his faith in God, I’m sure George is in a better place now, and he will continue to watch over each of you until you can be together again someday.