George Lori, 95, passed away in Chugiak, AK on April 5, 2014.
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A public visitation will be held at Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E Street, on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 12-2 p.m.
George Lori was born May 31, 1918 in Noble County in the township of Dexter City, OH to Clem Lori and Weltha Greene Lori. He ran away from home when he was fifteen. George entered the Civilian Conservation Corps on June 25, 1935 at Fort Knox, Kentucky and served at camps in Priest River, ID, Fort Oxford, OR, Anacortes, WA, Naches, WA, Livington, MT and Yellowstone National Park. He was discharged on September 4, 1937 and entered the Navy on June 15, 1938. He was on the USS Argonne on a round the world cruise in December 1941 when World War II began. It was ordered back to Hawaii and was in the harbor when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. The Argonne became a repair ship and a flag ship with an admiral on board. He was discharged October 21, 1945 with the rank of Chief Machinist Mate.
He lived in San Francisco, CA after the war and started a moving and storage business. In 1948 he met Marjorie Lee, his wife of 62 years. In 1959 he sold his business and moved to Anchorage, AK. He was a charter member of Pearl Harbor survivors, North Star Charter.
He is survived by his two sons, George Michael (Roberta) Lori and Lawrence Patrick Lori; grandsons, George Michael Jr. and Devin Matthew Patrick.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie; his parents, Clem and Weltha Lori; three brothers; and five sisters.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions in his memory be made to a
Arrangements are with Janssen Funeral Homes.
Published in Alaska Dispatch News from Apr. 9 to Apr. 10, 2014
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737 E. Street Anchorage, AK 99501