Photo courtesy of Anderson Funeral Home - DeKalb


Nov 10, 1942 - Nov 25, 2012

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Dear Martha a Family,
Very sorry to learn of George's passing. He had a great mind, a wonderful sense of humor and was a good guy.
Jim Simon, M.D.
Colby College, class of '64

Martha and Family:
As we just returned last night from our winter home in AZ, most unfortunately we missed the Memorial Service. I first got to know George well his first year here while involved with a case which included depositions in Chicago. That ushered in many years of closeness as a colleague and friend. After my retirement, and before he did, George used to greet me as “You used to be Don Buckner weren't you?” I always went away after meeting George feeling more upbeat in...

Dear Martha:

Irene & I just learned of George's passing. Needless to say we were extremely shocked on hearing the news. Although George and I had little opportunity to get together in the past 60 odd years i have thought of him often when I think back to my youth and the great times we had together in Portland and Lake Sabago.
We loved getting your annual updates on what was happening in the Shur household and will truly miss him but not in mind.


George and Martha took a young man and taught him how to be a mensch. I will never forget his generous spirit, the love of doing what was right for Northern Illinois University, right for DeKalb, right for his family, and right for his colleagues. George was one of the people who really changed me and my life and someday I can only pray to live up to his admonition to be a mensch. George set the standard very high and I will always love him for that.

We extend our sincerest sympathy to Martha and family. We loved our shared visits, holidays,parties, stories of our children,tennis,sailing and George's love of great food and wine!.We know you have support of friends, family and other close ones there.Please know we feel your loss deeply...and speak for ALL of Pelican Cove.Sharon and Bob Miller

Our deepest condolences to the George Shur family. It was always a joy to visit with George. He was always upbeat and ready for a good joke. I enjoyed coaching his son Aaron in soccer.

Jim and Lucy Wuchte

our deepest condolences to the George Shur family. It was always a joy to stop and visit with George. He was always upbeat and had a good joke to tell. He will be greatly missed by many.
It was also a joy to coach your son Aaron in soccer.

Jim and Lucy Wuchte

This is a terrible loss. I had the pleasure of working with George for many years. He was a brilliant attorney and a honorable man. He adored Martha - she was the love and light of his life!

Sincere Sympathy,
Mary Rose Hennessy

Janet, I was so sorry to learn about your loss of your only brother. As much as we resented our older brothers when we were growing up (at least yours went to boarding school!), it's amazing how much they redeemed themselves as we all matured. I was very moved as I read about his contributions wherever he turned his attention. It is clear that he will be missed.


GEORGE's Obituaries

George Michael Shur, 70, of DeKalb, Illinois, died Sunday, November 25, 2012, in Chicago.

Born in 1942 in Portland, Maine, to Barnett and Clarice (Geller) Shur, George spent his childhood in Portland and attended Colby College, then Boston University School of Law. He returned to...

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