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1927 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
George Lieberman, 86, Leawood, KS, passed away June 9, 2014 at his home. Funeral services 11:00am Wednesday, June 11, at The Louis Memorial Chapel, 6830 Troost Ave. Burial Mount Carmel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America - Heart of America Council (10210 Holmes Rd, KCMO 64131 or www.hoac-bsa.org) or the University of Kansas Cancer Center (Gift Processing Dept, KU Endowment, PO Box 928, Lawrence, KS 66044 or kucancercenter.org.) George was born December 25, 1927 in Kansas City, the son of Meyer and Ella Lieberman. George remained an area resident his entire life. He graduated from Paseo High School in 1944, served in the United States Navy in World War II, and returned in 1946 to attend the University of Oklahoma. In his last semester of college, George married Floriene Kay and became active in the real estate development and building business. During his career George was responsible for numerous developments in and out of the Kansas City area. Additionally, George devoted much of his time to the Boy Scouts of America, having served as the Vice President and Member of the Executive Committee of the Heart of America Counsel. George was also an active member in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, reaching the highest honorary position as the 50th Chieftain in the Tribe. He was awarded the Silver Beaver Award for outstanding service in the Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts of America. George was additionally awarded the Shofar Award for service to Jewish youth in scouting. George's involvement in the Jewish community was extensive. George served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Menorah Medical Center, as Executive Vice President of the Jewish Heritage Foundation, as an Honorary Vice President and Life-Time Member of the Board for the Jewish Community Center, as a Member of the Board of Governors for the Jewish Federation and Counsel, as a founding member and President of the Jewish Community Campus, as Chairman and Trustee of the Flo Harris Charitable Foundation, and as a Member of the Board of Governors of the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy. George and Floriene together were devoted to community service and to helping better the lives of those around them. Their efforts and philanthropy extended to the University of Kansas Medical Center, Johnson County Community College, and the establishment of the Floriene Lieberman B.E.S.T. Foundation to assist individuals with breast cancer. In 1997 they shared the honor of receiving the Johnson Countian of the Year Award given by the Johnson County Community College Foundation. In 2003, both shared the honor of receiving the Volunteer of the Year award presented by the Volunteer Center of Johnson County. In 1987 George was honored with the B'nai B'rith Eddie Jacobson Humanitarian Award. George was a long time member of Congregation Beth Shalom, where his family members were founders. George was preceded in death by his beloved parents and his sister Suzanne Shultz. He is survived by his beloved wife Floriene; his children: Craig and Beth Lieberman, Marti and Tony Oppenheimer, and Amy and Hal Pollack; grandchildren: Tory Lieberman, Laine Lieberman, Jami and Mike Baron, Blake Leva, Zachary Pollack, Alissa Pollack; three great- grandchildren; brother: Bill Lieberman; brother-in-law Joseph Shultz. He is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared at www.louismemorialchapel.com. (Arr. The Louis Memorial Chapel, 816-361-5211.)
Published in Kansas City Star on June 10, 2014
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