BARBERTON - Michael Danny George, 53, of Barberton, formerly of Avon Lake, passed away Friday, January 6 following a year-long battle with cancer. He was born in Amherst, Ohio on May 10, 1958.
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Michael graduated from Avon Lake High School in 1976, and later from Kent State University. He worked as a brick layer for Danny George Masonry, Stroh Brewing Company, Ed Landis Construction, Gehring Masonry, and later owned his own company, George & Chaussee Construction Company. He loved sports, especially baseball and wrestling, and enjoyed cooking and gardening.
He is survived by his parents, Danny and Rita (nee Shays) George of Avon Lake; companion of 22 years, Jody Harvey; brother, Donald (Debbie) George; and nephews, Jeremy and Benjamin George.
A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm at the Avon Lake United Church of Christ, 32801 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, with Dr. Kelly Brill officiating.
A gathering of friends will be held at 1205 Maryland Ave., Akron, OH on Saturday, January 28, 2012 beginning at 3:30 pm. Arrangements were entrusted to the Busch Funeral Home, Avon Lake, OH, 440-933-3202.
At Michael's request, contributions can be made in his name to Jeremy Cares, Inc., 109 Tomahawk, Avon Lake, OH 44012, a non-profit organization created in his nephew, Jeremy's, name that supports families of pediatric cancer. www.buschfuneral.com.
Busch Funeral and Crematory Services
163 Avon-Belden Road Avon Lake, OH 44012
Published in The Morning Journal from Jan. 8 to Jan. 10, 2012