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George S. Zamberlin

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George S. ZAMBERLIN George Zamberlin passed away April 29th peacefully with family by his side. He spent his last weeks, as he did in life, surrounded by many family and friends. George was born May 16th, 1929 in Seattle, Washington to Anna and George Zamberlin. He was the fourth of seven children. He grew up in the University District and attended Blessed Sacrament Grade School. He graduated from O'Dea High School with the Great Class of '47. He attended Ventura JC on a football scholarship, Everett CC, and graduated from Seattle University. George served in Korea as an Army Signal Corps Messenger. George met the love of his life Corinne at a dance as sophomores in high school. He and Corinne were married in August of 1953 at St. Benedicts Church. They had three children Kathy, Nancy and Steve and raised their nephew Walt and niece Mary Kay as their own. George founded National Sign Corporation with his brother Tony. He served on many industry committees and serviced numerous accounts throughout the Northwest, including the Washington State Convention Center and Metro Bus Tunnel. George deeply loved and supported O'Dea, his Alma mater. He valued a Christian Brothers education and was instrumental in the development of many building additions, such as the gymnasium, library and multiple classrooms. George rarely missed an O'Dea function or game. George and Corinne were active members of St. John's parish for 20 years and St. Luke's parish for 35 years putting on dances, dinners, lectoring and making thousands of sandwiches for the homeless. Among his many interests were cooking, reading, music and dancing. He was an avid sports fan and loved golf. George will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, wonderful sense of humor, beautiful singing voice and his many great stories. Most of all he cherished his time with family and friends. George always made time to slow down and enjoy the special moments with everyone he met. George is survived by his beloved wife Corinne, children Kathy (Carroll), Nancy (Scott), Steve (Angie) and grandchildren Brian, Peter, Molly, Daniel, Patrick, Austin and Tyler. Recitation of the Rosary will be Sunday, May 6th at 4:00 PM and the Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, May 7th at 11:00 AM BOTH at St. Luke Catholic Church, Shoreline, WA. Remembrances may be made to St. Luke Catholic Parish, the Knights of Columbus, and/or O'Dea High School. Please sign George's on-line Guest Book at www.Legacy.com Hoffner Fisher & Harvey
Published in The Seattle Times from May 2 to May 6, 2012
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