Stephan P George

Born: Mon., Apr. 7, 1924
Died: Tue., Dec. 13, 2016

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Stephan (Steve) P. George, age 92, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital on December 13, 2016. He was fortunate to have married the love of his life, Mathilda, and for 58 years they were inseparable. He lost his love in September of 2008.
   Steve attended Waite High School and graduated in 1942. He was president of the camera club and was on the swimming team. He earned his BBA in Business Administration from the University of Toledo.
   A WWII veteran, Steve joined the Navy on March 2, 1943 and became a Naval Aviator flying the Grumman TBF Avenger with Torpedo Squadron 41. He was stationed on the USS Commencement Bay (CVE-105) and was honorably discharged on March 18, 1946. During his service, he earned the Victory Medal, American Area Campaign Medal, and the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal. While in the Navy, he also held the record for rope climbing in a sit-down form, hands only, no leg assist. He also boxed in the Navy and in Golden Gloves.
   Upon his return, he worked as HR Officer for National Super Service, Continental Coffee, Allied Chemical, and Schultz Diecasting. He was also Operations Director at Goodwill Industries for NW Ohio. After his retirement, he continued to work for the Area Office of Aging. Steve also coached Little League baseball at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns for many years and was instrumental in his assistance and leadership with Boy Scout Troop 252. He belonged to  American Legion Przybylski Post #642.
   Steve was born April 7, 1924 to Paul Georgeff and Sophka Chadevski. He is survived by four sons and one daughter: Paul (Paulette) George of Columbus, OH, Steve (Vicki) George of Perrysburg, OH, Anita (Jeff) Griffis of Toledo, Oh, Carl (Carrie) George of Maumee, Oh. and Neil George of Toledo, OH. He was preceded in death by his daughter Ann Marie George in 1957. Steve had 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
   He is together once again with Mathilda and they will be terribly missed. His strong influence on his children is profound and they have been truly blessed by his lifelong love and support.
   A memorial service for family will be at a later date in the spring.
   Please forward any charitable contributions to Goodwill Industries, 525 Cherry St., Toledo, OH 43604

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David Westmark
   Posted Mon January 02, 2017
Please accept my sincere condolences.

Sally Faust
   Posted Mon January 02, 2017
Condolences to the family. I worked with your Dad in the early 70's at National Super Service. He hired me to work my senior year of high school. Had many fond memories of your Dad. He was a fair person to work with and certainly taught me a lot. To this day I can still remember the family address on Glenton Dr. Yes, the desks were that close.

Kathy Garrison
   Posted Tue January 03, 2017
What a beautifully written obituary!! It seems we learn more about a person after their death than when they were alive! Uncle Steve will be missed. His smile, laugh and fun personality are unforgettable. Aunt Mitty and Uncle Steve together for eternity. Our condolences to the entire family. Geof and Kathy Garrison

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