George G. Severance, 82, of Ormond Beach, passed away due to pancreatic cancer Wednesday, July 3rd, at Florida Hospital Ormond Beach. Mr. Severance was born in Ormond Beach in 1932. An only child, he attended Ormond Elementary School, and later Sea-breeze High School, graduating in 1950. He played trombone in the school band, and was a member of the Sandcrab Marching Band that toured Cuba in that year. Following graduation, he briefly attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta, Georgia, and subsequently committed himself to a career as a journeyman electrician. He was a loyal and faithful member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 756, and was especially proud of his work on Cape Canaveral during the construction boom years of the 1960's. Mr. Severance was extremely well-read and enjoyed subscriptions to such well-known periodicals as Scientific American, National Geographic, and National Rifleman, all of which he read cover-to-cover. He was a well-regarded and responsible gun enthusiast, and was a founding member in 1962 of the Titusville Rifle and Pistol Club. Mr. Severance had an amazing range of hobbies and talents, and his interests included woodwork, model aircraft, archeology, singing, and working in his machine shop. He made memorable trips to Israel in 1981, and Greece in 1990. Additionally, he enjoyed sky-diving, scuba diving, hot air ballooning, and gliders. Mr. Severance was greatly admired and genuinely respected for his kind, generous nature, and for his unwavering commitment to living a Christian life. At the time of death, he was a devoted member of Tomoka United Methodist Church in Ormond Beach. Survivors include his daughter, Carol Lynn Severance, Asheville, NC; and a step-son George R. Barnes, Marina del Rey, CA. He leaves behind a multitude of friends, acquaintances, and well-wishers. Preceding him in death were his father, George A., and mother, Olga H., both of Ormond Beach. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Daytona. Condolences for the family may be shared atwww.lohmanfuneralhomes.com
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on July 6, 2014