Call, George A., 70 of Los Osos, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of July 9, 2013, with family close to his bedside. He was born in Los Angeles, California to Albert H. Call and Vivian V. Larson Call, and was a third generation Native Californian.|
At age 17, George enlisted with the United States Coast Guard and was honorably discharged in November of 1965 after four years of service. He was awarded the good conduct medal after the Cuban Crisis. George spent 35 years with the Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company as an Insurance Agent, General Agent, and Financial Consultant, in the Orange County area. He moved to Los Osos in 1995 and commuted back and forth weekly to his office and clients in Orange County. After 35 years of service he retired.
George was an avid fisherman and taught his grandchildren the finer points of Fly Fishing (his favorite type of fishing). He loved bird hunting and again taught his sons and grandkids the rules and regulations of shooting a gun as well as how to skin and cook the birds they shot. His favorite spot to hunt was in Mott, North Dakota, where he would drive every October with friends and family and his beautiful well trained bird dogs, for pheasant hunting season.
One cannot forget his prowess on the golf course. This sport he also taught his boys and cousin Frank's boys, always reminding them that golf is a "gentleman sport". Cooking was a favorite hobby and George, who loved being with friends and family, would have many parties to celebrate special occasions and to eat his gourmet meals.
He loved traveling
by trains, planes, automobiles, cruise liners, and barges. He saw much of the world and made many wonderful memories.
George is survived by his wife of 25 years, Bunky; and his 3 children, Timothy (Sarah), James (Vanessa) and Heather Belling (Dirk); as well as two daughters by his current marriage, Tina Devlin and Trista Fishel (Jason). He numbered his grandchildren at eight, Miquela, Larson, Chandler, Rowan, Bradley, Taylor, Jack and Kiana. He will be sorely missed by each and every one.
Additional family members who will greatly feel his absence are his sister, Carol Claypool and her children and grandchildren, as well as his cousin; Frank Merrill (Kay) and his children, Brian (Shanna), Michael and Stuart. Predeceasing him were his parents.
In accordance with this wishes, George has been cremated, he asked that no service, memorial, or celebration of his life be held. Perhaps a prayer of thanks for our having been able to share his life would be more in line with his desires.
Published in Orange County Register on Aug. 11, 2013