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George Edward Abid, Sr., of Mitchellville MD passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
Beloved father of George Edward (Catherine Yale) Abid, Jr., Joanne Danielson and Nicholas Lee (Wendy Skinner) Abid; grandfather of Bridget and Holly Abid, Ralph Anthony Suppa and Cole, Emma and Paige Abid.
George was born in a small mining town in Roslyn, WA on June 13, 1924. He joined the Navy and spent two years in Pearl Harbor. After his enlistment he and Irene Danielson were married in June, 1942 and moved East to Washington, DC where George worked for NASA and then went on to retire from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. He eventually retired a second time after recurring positions with several federal contractors.
George was an avid golfer and spent as much time as possible on courses in Maryland, South Carolina, California, and Washington.
George and Irene lived in Silver Spring up until November of 2006, when they moved to Collington in Mitcheville, MD. He became well known and loved for his warm smile and charming personality.
George instilled strong values of trust and integrity in his children and grandchildren. "Have a firm handshake and look people in the eye" was his favorite doctrine.
George fought long and hard over the last 8 months from injuries sustained from a car accident in January of this year.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends who are many.
Family and friends will be received at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Blvd. W, Silver Spring, MD 20901 (301-593-9500), Tuesday, December 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake online;, or by mail via Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Hwy., Pasadena, MD 21122.

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Francis J. Collins Funeral Home, Inc.
500 University Blvd. West
Silver Spring, MD 20901
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Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 15, 2013
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