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Richard F. George

February 12, 1922 - January 29, 2017
Norton Shores, MI

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Visitations


Saturday, February 4, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
Central United Methodist Church
1011 Second Street
Norton Shores, MI 49441
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Services


Saturday, February 4, 2017
11:00 AM EST
Central United Methodist Church
1011 Second Street
Norton Shores, MI 49441
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Contributions


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Harbor Hospice Foundation
1050 W. Western Avenue Suite 400
Muskegon, MI 49440
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"The Corner" Chair of Central United Methodist Church
1011 Second Street
Norton Shores, MI 49441
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Flowers


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Chalet Floral
700 W. Hackley Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49441
(231) 755-1805
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Life Story / Obituary


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Mr. Richard "Dick" Franklin George, age 94, passed away at home Sunday, January 29, 2017. He was born in Muskegon Heights, Michigan on February 12, 1922 to Frank & Ellen (Nielsen) George. Mr. George graduated from Muskegon Heights High School and earned his Bachelors Degree in Engineering from Michigan State University. He married the former Shirley Hommes, his high school sweetheart and best friend, on February 22, 1944. He served his country as a Captain in the US Army in Europe during World War II. Dick worked at the Kaydon Corporation for 34 years, retiring as Vice President of Engineering. He was an active member of Central United Methodist Church and The Old Stone Church in Key West, Florida. Dick loved deep sea fishing, gardening and landscaping with native plantings, but most of all he loved his family. A special thank you to Bekki from Harbor Hospice and the caregivers who became family; Caron, Judi, Bridgett, Renee and Meeka, whose loving care allowed him to be at home this last year.

SURVIVORS

His wife of 72 years, Shirley; son, Eric (Jane) George of Rohnert Park, California; daughters, Rondi (Carlton) Fry of Traverse City and Michelle (Peter) Chandler of Norton Shores; 13 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brothers, H. Alfred (Rosalee) George and Thomas (Julie) George. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Kathryn Hall.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE

A celebration of Dick's life will be Saturday, February 4, 2017, 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior to the service at Central United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark D. Miller officiating and Military Honors under the Auspices of the Muskegon County Council of Veterans. MEMORIAL: In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to Harbor Hospice Foundation or "The Corner" Chair Fund through Central United Methodist Church.

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