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Nov. 11, 1925 - May 14, 2014

Alex George passed away in his sleep on May 14, 2014 at the age of 88.
He was born November 11, 1925 in Belvidere, Illinois to Greek immigrant parents Thomas and Mary George. After graduating from Belvidere High School, he served in the U.S. Navy for six years during World War II. For most of his Navy experience, he served as a radio operator aboard the USS Bivin, a destroyer escort ship assigned to the Pacific. Alex was discharged from the Navy in San Diego. He thought San Diego was beautiful and decided to make it his home. He used his Navy training and began a career in electronics that would span 50 years. He owned Dealers TV & Electronics in National City for many years and eventually added a shop in Calexico. He married Maryruth Boggs in 1970. They first settled in National City and later in Bonita. Together they worked, travelled, and served in many positions within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In 1990, the Georges moved to Imperial County where they continued their careers and ultimately decided to retire in the city of Imperial. Alex and Maryruth were well known for their service in the LDS Church's Young Single Adult program in both San Diego and Imperial counties. Through their church work they developed many cherished and lasting friendships. Alex was a kind and generous man. He was always ready to help someone in need. Being of Greek heritage, he was a wonderful cook and he will be long remembered for giving gifts of homemade baklava and cookies each year during the Christmas season.
Alex is survived by his wife, Maryruth; his older brother, Gust (Kathryn) of Staten Island, New York; step-son, Mark (Jodie) Tuttle of Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren Dava, Sinda, David, and Charles.
Alex is preceded by his parents, Thomas and Mary George; in-laws, Etta and Harry Boggs; sisters, Irene, Edna, Evangeline; brothers, James, Nicolas, and Van.
At his request, no funeral services are planned. His final resting place will be at Greenwood Memorial Park in San Diego.
Many thanks to Hospice of Imperial County, Premium Home Care, Anjanette Harris, and Ross Bailey for good care in his final weeks.

Published in Imperial Valley Press Online from May 25 to May 27, 2014
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