George Brooks Emeny Jr.

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ANDOVER – George Brooks Emeny Jr., 72, of Chase Hill Road, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at his home. A lifelong learner both in and out of the classroom, George graduated from Hotchkiss School Connecticut in 1959, and Mount Union College Ohio in 1964 and earned a MALS degree from Wesleyan Connecticut in 1970. A youthful, empowering soul, he taught at Proctor Academy in Andover from 1964 to 1988 and from 2007 to 2013. George had a deep respect for diverse cultures, and was an accomplished student of Native American-and specifically Lakota Sioux-ways. His enthusiasm for life was reflected in deep, caring relationships that he demonstrated outwardly, even to those passing through. He was truly authentic: a naturalist; an explorer; a playful, kind and generous man who experienced life with a sense of reverence and wonder.

George had many interests and hobbies including woodworking, steel drums, hand tools, sailing, horsemanship, blacksmithing, rock-climbing, primitive skills, languages, music, and antique machinery. George lived in Andover and New London before moving to Ojai, Calif. where he taught at the Thacher School for several years before spending 16 years in Albuquerque teaching at Sandia Prep School. He returned to Andover in 2007. Learning and teaching, both inside and outside of the classroom, were his passion for 50 years, and his love for his students lives through them. George deeply loved family: his wife, Deborah Emeny of Andover; six children, Brooks and his wife, Jennifer Emeny of Bozeman, Mont., Amy and her husband, Keith Pattison of Hanover, Rebecca Emeny and her husband, Michael Stoffel of Grafing, Germany, Lindsay Hiken of Palo Alto, Calif., Molly Wales and her husband, Craig Cornett of Athens, Ohio and Rosie and her husband, Danny Norlander of Salem, Ore.; 14 grandchildren, Megan, Kate, Jillian, Morgan, Jack, Hilton, Anthony, Kenzie, Brian, Lexi, David, Essie, Lola and Oliver; two sisters, Elizabeth Renkert of Kaycee, Wyo. and Jeanne Emeny of Port Townsend, Wash.

An open house gathering to celebrate George will be held Sunday, May 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Proctor Academy's Stone Chapel.

Gifts in his memory may be made to the George B. Emeny Jr. Memorial Fund at Lake Sunapee Bank, PO Box 274, Andover, NH 03216. The funds will support causes prized and cherished by George.

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Published in The Concord Monitor on Apr. 6, 2014
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