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George Carlton Mead peacefully passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2010 in San Antonio, TX. He was born on September 21, 1927 in Houston, TX, the second son to Gabriel Requa Mead and Jeannette March Hagelstein Mead. He attended the San Antonio Academy, Texas Military Institute and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was a member of the Order of the Alamo, the San Antonio German Club, the Texas Cavaliers and the San Antonio Country Club. He served for many years on the Santa Rosa Children's Hospital Foundation Board, as a Trustee of Incarnate Word College (University of the Incarnate Word) and the Texas Municipal Advisory Council. He also served as Mayor of Terrell Hills from 1980 - 1986. Although he retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer from Frost National Bank in 1998, he continued to go to work nearly every day and will be missed by his many dear colleagues. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty years, Anne Marie "Nancy" Mead, his parents, and brother, Gabriel Requa Mead, Jr. He is survived by his four children, George Carlton Mead, Jr., Elizabeth Anne Mead, Robert March Mead (Katia), and Suzanne Dillon Mead Feldmann (Kirk); grandchildren, Cameron Feil, Megan Hauglid, Anne-Marie Breedlove, Max Feldmann, Alexandre (Sasha) and André Mead; his cousin, Carlton Hagelstein; brothers-in-law, Dillon Snell (Rebecca) and Arthur Snell (Joy); numerous nieces and nephews; Godson, Lukin T. Gilliland, Jr.; and countless good friends. The family wishes to thank Esther Mendez for her many years of dedicated service. MEMORIAL SERVICE WEDNESDAY
MAY 5, 2010
4100 NORTH NEW
The Rev. Jeff Hammond officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be life-long friends, Tom Frost, Peter Gill, Lukin Gilliland, Sr., Carlton Hagelstein, Sam Maclin, Bob Miller, Joe Straus and G. Felder "Scoop" Thornhill. Private interment will be in Mission Burial Park South for family members. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Santa Rosa Children's Hospital Foundation, 343 W. Houston St. Suite #505, San Antonio, TX 78207 or to a charity of your choice.
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Published in Express-News on May 4, 2010