Donald George, a long-time resident of Hillsdale, NJ, passed away on January 27, 2012, at home. Don was 74 years old. He was born on July 6, 1937 in Paterson, NJ
Don graduated from Passaic High School. He retired as President of The Begosh Group, Inc. a human resources and consulting firm which he co-founded in 1994. Prior to that, he worked for Lever Brothers in New York City.
On September 25, 1982, he married Carol A. Spielmann Begosh who survives him.
Don received both his BS'59 in Engineering and International Management and MBA'82 in Executive Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University's Rutherford Campus. Don Begosh was a valued member of the FDU community. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees and as President of the Alumni Association Board of Governors (AABOG) for a two-year term (June 2001 - June 2003). In 2011, he was awarded Emeritus status by the AABOG and he retained all rights and privileges as a member of the Board and the Association. In 2009 Don served as a member of his 50th anniversary class reunion and was the class speaker at the FDU Society Induction Ceremony. He co-chaired the Annual Fund committee of the AABOG and in 2000 he received the CASTLE Award for his unwavering commitment to his alma mater.
In addition to his wife Carol, Don is survived by his brother-in law Richard G. Spielmann and his wife Barbara. Don was the beloved uncle of Erica Spielmann Bacsardi and her husband Paul; and Mark Spielmann. He was the adored great-uncle of Madelyn, Maximus, and Charlotte Bacsardi. His brother Theodore Odinec also survives him, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and many dear friends. Don was predeceased by his mother Olga Odinec.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, on Monday January 30, 2012, at the Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinder-kamack Rd. Westwood, NJ. A Funeral Service will be held the same evening at 8:30 PM with the Rev. John J. Chadwick STD officiating, Cremation will be private.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be sent in Don's name to Community Hospice of Bergen County, 105 Fairview Ave., Westwood NJ 07675.