George Emerich Grunewald
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Brevard, NC - George Emerich "Boomer" Grunewald, 74, of Brevard, died Monday, July 7.
He was born on Jan. 8, 1940, in Chicago, served in the Marines, and lived for 40 years in California before moving to Asheville for 12 years and quite recently to Brevard.
George was an avid outdoorsman - paddler, fly fisherman, hiker - and a great story teller. He was a member of and volunteered with RiverLink and Trout Unlimited and was a member of Carolina Mountain Club. He is survived by a brother, Frank Gruenewald in Oklahoma; a cousin, Herb Gruenewald in CA; and 6 nephews. He will be sorely missed by his many friends.
There will be no calling hours. A celebration of George's life will be held at a later date.
In George's honor, you may make a donation to The Nature Conservancy, 46 Haywood St, Ste. 222, Asheville 28801.
Asheville Mortuary Services Inc
89 Thompson St Ste B Asheville, NC 28803
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on July 16, 2014