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Vincent "Lefty" George

1923 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Vincent "Lefty" George Obituary
GLENS FALLS - Vincent ""Lefty"" George, 90, of Glens Falls passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Glens Falls Hospital.
Born June 9, 1923, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Frank and Anna George of Glens Falls.
He graduated from St. Mary's Academy in June 1942.
Vincent was a World War II Army veteran, serving from 1943 to 1945. His battles and campaigns included the Battle of the Bulge in Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe.
He was a charter member of Queensbury VFW Post 6196.
Vincent and his wife, Barbara, were the recipients of the Jefferson Award in 1984 for their work with local youths.
He was employed for many years at the Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. until he retired in 1975.
He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Glens Falls.
Vincent spent many years as a player, manager and coach of semi-pro baseball, basketball and football teams in the area.
He enjoyed socializing with friends at area restaurants and was an avid sports fan, watching a full lineup of sports on TV each day.
He was predeceased by his sisters, Rose (Christopher) DeMonico and Angeline T. George; and his brother, Thomas C. George.
Vincent is survived by his wife of 67 years, Barbara C. George; his daughter, Bonnie L. George (Paul Post) of Glens Falls; and his extended family, Michael L. Clay of Glens Falls and Tony (Rachel) Clay of Galway. Other survivors include his nephew, Salvatore DeMonico of Hudson Falls; two nieces, Mary Ann (Tom) Bocchi of Hudson Falls and Lucy DeMonico of Hudson Falls; his sisters-in-law, Doris Braswell of Silver Springs, Md., and Shirley (Lee) West of Glens Falls; his brothers-in-law, Robert (Susan) Coon of Arundel, Maine, William (Lee) Coon of Moreau and John (Cindy) Coon of Queensbury; as well as many other nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013, at St. Mary's Church, 62 Warren St., Glens Falls, with the Rev. Joseph Manerowski presiding. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery on Main Street in South Glens Falls.
Family and friends are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. today, July 12, at Singleton Sullivan Potter Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury.
The family wishes to thank all emergency responders.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Open Door Soup Kitchen, 47 Lawrence St., Glens Falls, NY 12801.
For those who wish, online condolences may be made by visiting www.sbfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Saratogian on July 12, 2013
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