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George H. "Gitch" COUR

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COUR, George H. "Gitch"
George H. "Gitch" Cour, 86, of West Hartford, husband of Fay (Bradley) Cour, died Monday, (June 17, 2013) at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. Born in Windham, the son of the late George A. and Bertha (Hackett) Cour, George grew up in Coventry. He enlisted with the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 and served as an Electricians Mate for two years in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. After the war George returned home, married and moved to Albany, NY, eventually returning to Coventry. A Highly skilled machine repairman, he took a position at Pratt & Whitney where he retired in 1994. An accomplished craftsman, George excelled in woodworking and a variety of other hobbies including doll house furniture and eventually publishing his family's genealogy. George was an avid golfer and long time member of the Rockledge Golf Club men's league. He belonged to the West Hartford Regents and was a lifetime Mason. A devoted husband to Fay, his wife of 41 years, he leaves his sons and their spouses, Jeff and Diane (Benson) Cour of Chicago, IL and David and Helen (Katz) Cour of San Francisco CA, his daughter and son-in-law Brenda and Jim McKeown of West Hartford and a legacy of six grandchildren, Shaun, Nathan and Micah Cour, Sarah DeBenedictis, and Shayla and Nicholas McKeown; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded by his son Thomas E. Cour and his sister Catherine Moran.
Family and friends will be received from 5 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 136 South Main St., West Hartford. Burial services at Nathan Hale Cemetery, Coventry will be private at a later date. For directions and online condolences, please visit www.taylorandmodeen.com.




Published in The Hartford Courant on June 19, 2013
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