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George Layng Pew

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George Layng Pew, Jr of Villanova, Pa and Mouse Island, Boothbay Harbor, ME died peacefully at his home in Villanova on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, after a long illness. He was 77. George, son of George L Pew, Sr. and Catharine Anspach Pew, was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, on February 16, 1936. He graduated from the Brooks School in North Andover, Mass in 1954 and Yale College in 1958. Following two years of service in the US Army, he worked for the Sun Oil Company in Mississippi, Texas and Philadelphia, PA. While working for Sun, he received an MBA from Drexel University. He then left Sun to become an independent management consultant for various companies both here and abroad. Later, George became an adjunct professor at Antioch College in Philadelphia. A dedicated fundraiser and volunteer for Yale University, he served on the University Council and the Yale Crew Association (President from 1978-1994). In recognition of these efforts, he received the Yale Medal in 1986. Notably, he championed Yale's nascent women's rowing program while simultaneously increasing alumni support for the men's teams. Other charitable activities important to George included serving as a director of the National Rowing Foundation, vice chairman of the Independence Seaport Museum (Philadelphia, PA), trustee of the Island Institute (Rockport, ME), board member of Friends' Central School, and board member of Planned Parenthood (Southeastern PA). Most recently, George served as an officer and volunteer in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary in Philadelphia and Boothbay Harbor, Maine. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sally Chinn Pew, his 3 children, Catherine Pew Gandal (Matthew), George Layng Pew 3rd (Janet), and James Edgar Pew (Christiane) and 8 grandchildren. A gathering of friends and family to celebrate George's life will be held at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any of the organizations George supported. Stuard Funeral Home

Published in Main Line Media News on May 16, 2013
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