George Annoni peacefully passed away at age 97 on February 18, 2014 with family nearby. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Skillman Annoni. George was born in Minneapolis, MN and attended the University of Minnesota. He was a flight instructor in the Army Air Corps during WWII, retiring as a Lt. Colonel. He became part-owner of a group of appliance stores in Minneapolis after the war and was a member of several service clubs. In 1981, he and Norma Jean retired to Myrtle Beach, SC where they square danced with the Sand Dollars and Strutters square dance clubs and he continued to play golf into his 90's, commonly "shooting his age" or better.
George will be remembered by family and friends for his cheerfulness, industriousness and particularly for his sense of humor. After several life-threatening experiences before, during and after the War, he felt that, "the Lord has saved me to make people laugh" and his goal for the rest of his life was to make at least one person laugh every day.
He is survived by his brother James Annoni; three children, Anthony Annoni (Karen), Nikki Annoni (Chuck Stewart) and Linda Annoni Jensen (Jack); six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be private. Memorials may be sent to Habitat for Humanity of Horry County, 165 Co-op Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588.
Published in The Sun News on Feb. 28, 2014