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George Atwell Post Jr.

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George Atwell Post Jr. Obituary


George Atwell Post, Jr., 89, of Simsbury, husband of Concetta Giansiracusa Post, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 8, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Concord, NH and grew up in Springfield, MA, the eldest son of the late Fannie and George A. Post, Jr. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He then moved to Hartford, working as a short-order cook at the YMCA and a sales associate at G. Fox & Co. while he obtained his Associate's Degree from Hillyer College (the University of Hartford), where he played on the basketball team. George began his banking career at the Connecticut Bank and Trust Company in 1953 and retired in 1991 as a Vice President, having helped establish the Municipal Finance Department there. He then worked for 11 years at the law firm of Tarlow, Levy & Droney, P.C. Throughout his life, George was active in service organizations, including the Simsbury Lions Club, 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm in Bloomfield and The First Tee of Connecticut Junior Golf Program. He served as Vice President of the Connecticut Chapter of the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees). A passionate and accomplished golfer for 82 years, George was a member of Hop Meadow Country Club, the Connecticut State Seniors Golf Association and the Connecticut State Golf Association (CSGA), where he received the Club Representative of the Year Award in 2008. He volunteered as a CSGA golf course rater and tournament official for more than 25 years. An adventurous traveler, news junkie and gourmand, George loved UConn Women's Basketball and nature. He relished bird watching, gardening, and landscaping. The hand-laid red stone walls he built stand as a testament to his strength, artistry and determination. George was a patron of the arts; he enjoyed musical performances and was beloved by artists and craftspeople. In addition to his wife of 60 years, George is survived by his daughters, Jennifer K. Post and fiancé William A. Ringwood of Albany, NY, Elizabeth A. Post and husband Robert M. Cowan of Overland Park, KS, Melissa G. Post of Simsbury; and grandsons, Christopher G. Cowan and Benjamin R. Cowan of Overland Park, KS. He also leaves a brother Richard K. Post of Grand Rapids, MI, a sister Caroline P. DeMarche of Eagle, ID, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother David. The Post family would like to thank the Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse Association and the staff of Hartford Hospital's CB2, North 11 and Emergency Room for their compassion, friendship and excellent care. Calling hours will be held at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury on Wednesday, February 19th, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon closing with a memorial service at 12 noon. In honor of George's snazzy style, the family welcomes guests to wear colorful attire. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut State Golf Association or its William (Widdy) Neale Scholarship Fund, Inc., both at 35 Cold Spring Road Suite 212, Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067. Please visit George's "Book of Memories" at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online condolences.


Published in The Hartford Courant on Feb. 16, 2014
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