I introduced George to the world of films,bringing him to countries in easten
europe and Russia.This started his love
of getting involved with the film industry. George was a silent great person.I am saddened by his early passing.His friends in Europe that he
made will surely miss him but will
remember him for his kindness and friend-
ship to all.
I was really sad to hear that Mr.Gund had been ill for quite awhile,
before his passing...he was a good man!
I played pickup with him ONCE, along with his sons, and nephew(s)
in 1988, I said hello to him at a public skate in 2001-2002, and
not only did he remember me, but he remembered one of my
coworkers from years before also by name.
I can't remember if I ever thanked him for bringing the Sharks here...
I'll never forget "The Gunds"
San Francisco, Ca.
Having worked for the Gund's in Cleveland ,I'm very saddened by his passing. George was a Wonderful man.
Thaxter Trafton (Augusta, Maine)
Humble, helpful, giving, spirited George … will be missed ! Very few with the resources he had ever are as genuine or as humble as he was. Great father too, had the kids work in the stands at the stadium to keep real and they were and are. My heart goes out to the family and my dear friend, George's ex wife Theo who has remained close all these years. She has the generous bug too.
I was so sorry to learn of George's death. I worked for him for a number of years in San Francisco. My deepest sympathy goes out to Iara and George IV and his siblings. So very sorry.
I was deeply saddened to hear of George's passing and I want to extend my sympathy to his family. In the past when I have lost a loved one I've been comforted by the passage "On Death" in the book "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran. Perhaps those words will ease your sorrow too.
George was a great guy and the world is worse off with his passing. Very very sad.
Mr. Gund, as a fan of the San Jose Sharks since 2/11/94 (my first game), i wanted to thank you for bringing one of the most successful sports franchises to the bay area. Your gifts enable us fans to enjoy going to a Sharks game. Thanks for the memories, and someday VERY soon, the Stanley Cup will know its way to San Jose! GGIII, forever a Shark.
George lives in the hearts of those fortunate to know him, and love him
My deepest sympathies to all whose lives he's touched in this time of grief
t h o u g h t
vast oceans are merely creased by waves
deep with cunning are the hearts of knaves
water evaporates eventually the bottom shown
when george gund died his final thoughts remain unknown
- / t'ang dynasty
A great, kind, visionary and inspirational man. It is a privilege to work at the NHL franchise he started here in San Jose. And - it was an honor to know him.
We will have great memories forever of George.
The Cleveland Institute of Art mourns the passing of George Gund III. We honor him for co-founding our Cinematheque, supporting us with his personal gifts and foundation support and leading a life of fun, engagement and passion for film art. For him, living well was indeed the best revenge.
I remember jumping into that freezing cold pool in Elko. We loved our stay there and love you.
Men in the Rough
Men in the rough—on the trails all new-broken—
Those are the friends we remember with tears;
Few are the words that such comrades have spoken—
Deeds are their tributes that last through the years.
Men in the rough—sons of prairie and mountain—
Children of nature, warm-hearted, clear eyed;
Friendship with them is a never-sealed fountain;
Strangers are they to the altars of pride.
Men in the rough—curt of speech to their fellows—
Ready in everything, save to deceive;
Theirs are the friendships that time only mellows,
And death cannot sever the bonds that they weave.
Arthur Chapman, from Out Where the West Begins, 1917
This poem is in the public domain and does not require permission for use
My thoughts are with the entire Gund family. Have many memories of growing up together
A very caring giving person...Many prayers for you George Gund, your family, friends, and loved ones. Thank you to all you did for others!!!
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Eternal Memory and Blessed Repose....George. Many prayers for you George, your family, friends, and all that knew you. Thank you for all that you did for others in this Life...it has given Life you shared with others on this Earth Great meaning and purpose...
I have many fond memories of George... as a Seals, Crusaders, North Stars and Sharks fan since 1975...and as a Unied Airlies rep finding him last minute seats on sold out flights be they from SFO, CLE or Elko! Watching him on his cell phone in the players' bench during a game--opening and closing the bench gate as players came off the ice--while on a call! I've never forgotten his support of our Viet Nam Veterans' Art Show in Saint Paul and his incredible kindess. He was truly a STATESMAN for the sport of hockey.
Semper Fi! Sarge...I'll think of you when we honor our Korean War veterans this July 27th.
George was a great man and will be missed. I wish to extend my heart felt condolences to the entire Gund family.
I am so so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of your Father - he was always so sweet to me !! My grandfather, Fred Parker, always spoke highly of George ... actually of your entire family. So glad we spent what time we did together. Hope to see you again soon. I am so sorry for your loss !!!
So many fond memories. We will miss you. Love, Peter and Eva
One of the true good guys and a fellow Grotonian...He would come by the ref room to say hello and we all got a kick out of him as he just loved the game, Paul Stewart NHL Referee (RET)
Condolences to the family of Mr. George Gund III. May you all throw your burden on our Heavenly Father and He will sustain you all. For He is the God of comfort and hearer of prayers. -
I worked for your Father in the fifties at the Cleveland Trust Bank. I was the first woman head teller at that time. You look just like your Father who was a wonderful man. I opened the first detatched auto teller and Mr. Gund would call me once a month to see how I was doing,and once he came walking across the parking lot to visit me. Rest in peace.
My love and empathy to all of you, particularly Aggie and Family. Much love and light from Maine. XO Madeleine
My condolences to the family. May the God of comfort gives you strength as you go through this difficult time.
I send my condolences to the Gund family and friends. 1 John 4:8 encourages us to remember that our heavenly creator's love is abundant and in His memory we are not forgotten.
It was a privilege to meet Mr George in Savannah this past April. He will be greatly missed but will always be remembered. Semper Fi.
Deepest sympathy to the family and a heart full of gratitude for your many kindnesses to the City of Cleveland.
Thank You for what you did in Cleveland. Thought and prayers for your family
It was so special to meet George at the Marine Reunion in Savannah GA last April-2012. Thankful for the blessing of knowing him.
Canaday & Wood families, Stone Mountain GA
Semper Fi, George. Go with God.
To the Gund Family,
" . . .when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I." Psalm 61:2
Peace, strength and comfort to you during your time of sorrow.
God bless you ~ Rest in peace.
God is our stronghold and the Provider of escape (Psalm 18:2). Family and friends of George Gund III please take comfort in this.
Psalms 16:9? Therefore my heart does rejoice, and my glory is inclined to be joyful.
Also, my own flesh will reside in security.
10?For you will not leave my soul in She'ol.
You will not allow your loyal one to see the pit.
11?You will cause me to know the path of life.
Rejoicing to satisfaction is with your face;
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of George Gund III. May God give you strength to cope during this time of distress. Ps. 34:17
May the God of all comfort be with you at this time of grief, may all fond memories stay close to your hearts. Psalms 46:1
Rest in Peace George - you will be remembered by me as always kind, funny and full of adventure. I didn't know you well but you appeared to be humble and wise and a loving father. Condolences to your family who I had the pleasure of working for years ago.
Condolences to the Gund family. I use to
run into George in the 1950's socially.
He was a fun and interesting person.
Brud R.E. Lennon, Palo Alto, CA
So glad I knew you, George. You had a great smile, were incredibly generous and I loved doing standing head to knee pose with you decades ago. As you will be sorely missed, my heart goes out to your devoted family.
Sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the Hearer of prayer at this time. Psalm 65:2
My condolences are with you during your time of sorrow and I pray that the God of peace and comfort will be with you.(Phil.4:7)
God bless you, George.I will always remember our friendship with appreciation dating back to our days at United California Bank through your father's friend,E.Herrick Low.I regret I did not get to see you or your brothers very much therafter but will remember you all with fondness.
I am truly sorry for your loss. May the Most High God help you to make it through these difficult days.
To the Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort and sustain you doing this very difficult time.