TROPHY CLUB -- George Puskar, 61, was born on April 8, 1951. He died on March 2, 2013 at Community Hospice in Fort Worth, Texas. George was a resident of Trophy Club, Texas for the past twenty seven years. For the past nineteen months he fought a brave battle with esophageal cancer. While there are few among us, George E. Puskar was a good man. With all the trials and tribulations of life and death, George was a man of courage, dignity and integrity. He was a fair man. He was a kind soul with a passion for his family. He was a patriot with a real love for his country. George was a favorite son, a devoted father and husband, a special brother, a beloved uncle and an extraordinary friend. George was a faithful family man who doted on his daughters. He eagerly accepted all the joys and responsibilities of fatherhood, and he was extremely proud of his children. Meg and Mal were always his top priority and he focused his efforts on always being there to support and assist them. He loved them dearly. George Puskar is survived by his two daughters, Meghan Lee Puskar of New York City and Mallory Elizabeth Puskar of Denton, Texas, and by Cindy (Huggins) Peterson, his former wife and the mother of his children. George was preceded in death in 1994 by his father Edward Puskar of Kewanee, Illinois. George is survived by his mother, Virginia Lee (O'Bannon) Puskar of Cherokee, North Carolina. George's other survivors include his sister Mary Lossiah and her husband Al, and George's brother Ross Puskar and his wife Judy. George is survived by his nieces Hilary Prokop, Jaime Lee Puskar and Libby Barryman. His surviving nephews include Mark Smith Lossiah and Michael Lossiah. George is also survived by his special aunt, Lois Puskar Kempin, who was widowed by George (Jada) Puskar, the uncle after whom George was named. George was born and raised in Kewanee, Illinois where he was a member of the Kewanee High School Class of 1969. He graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in 1973 with a degree in Liberal Arts. George moved to the Dallas area in 1982. Professionally George was a Media Planner and Buyer for several advertising agencies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. For the past sixteen years he was the Senior Planner at Southwest Media in Dallas. George was always admired by his employers, his co-workers and his clients for his positive attitude, his meticulous efforts and his work ethic. George also possessed a dry wit that was enjoyed by both professional associates and dear friends. To George's chagrin, he was a life-long fan of the Chicago Bears and the luckless Chicago Cubs. In lieu of flowers or charitable donations George asks that you make an effort this week to do a good deed for a family member or a friend. There will be a memorial service from 6 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday, March 6th at the J.E. Foust Funeral Home, 523 South Main Street in Grapevine, Texas.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Mar. 5, 2013