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Mr. George Janders of Port Angeles passed away from natural causes. He was 86 years old.
Born to Nick and Mary (Kauzlaric) Janders on June 29, 1926, he spent most of his youth in his hometown of Renton, Washington. He graduated from Renton High School before joining the U.S. Navy and served during World War II.
After the war, he achieved a Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington. George then worked for many years as a systems analyst for Pacific Northwest Bell.
He married Shirley Moffit of Port Angeles on July 1, 1950, in Renton.
George spent many winters snowbirding in the American Southwest and had a home at Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He and Shirley loved to spend their summers at their home on Lake Crescent that George had built. On Lake Crescent, they enjoyed boating and watching the local wildlife.
George and Shirley also built and lived in a home on Marrowstone Island, where he enjoyed clamming, crabbing and beautiful sunsets.
George was a member of both the Elks Naval Lodge and Friends of Lake Crescent.
He leaves behind his wife of nearly 63 years, Shirley Janders; his son, Paul Janders; daughters Leiann (Sergio) Niccoli and Patty (Jim) Rosand; brother John Janders; and sister Marion (Henry) Benson. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his sister Katherine Morris and brother-in-law Russell Morris.
At his request, there are no services immediately planned. A celebration of his life, however, will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Friends of Lake Crescent, 546 Benson Road, Port Angeles, WA 98363.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Mar. 29, 2013