George Edward Shudinis
1948 - 2016
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Shudinis, George Edward
Age 67, of Phoenix passed away on April 1, 2016. George was born in Omaha, NE on July 26, 1948. He self-taught himself in computers and went on to become Sr. Engineer at AGCS without a college degree. He taught his children success and was self-driven. He was an accomplished motorcycle rider for 40+ years. George is survived by his loving wife Helen (Cookie); children George Shudinis II (Beckie) and Crystal Calloway (Rob); grandchildren Dylan, Connor, Hunter, Lacey, Kaylee; mother Virginia Shudinis; sisters Jeanne Dutton (John), Caren Lynde, Patty Collins (Doug); brother Michael Shudinis (Karen); and many loving nieces, nephews and other relatives. He is preceded in death by his father Col. Henry Shudinis and sister Connie Rouse. Family is holding private services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Motorcycle Riders Foundation Awareness & Education.

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Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 7, 2016.
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April 1, 2020
A lot of great memories. It is not by length of life but depth of life!
Steve Drzaic
November 30, 2017
To my best buddy at JHS Senior year, we were a mismatch physically, 5'7" Hawaiian jock and you a foot taller gangly artistic sonfagun! We loved R & R and loved playing it with our garage band practice in your back yard attracting all the neighborhood kids! Remember the time, you, me, Eric Jenkins and my brother took a train to downtown Tokyo, walked into a music store with amps, guitar, bass and drum set laying around and we picked up our respective instruments, turned on and jammed much to the amusement of the store employees...they finally kicked usout..but we had a BLAST!
Ray Baroman
April 14, 2016
RIP dad. You taught me to be the man I am today. You passed on the life lessons you learned to me, I only hope to be half the man you were. You inspired me to continue to move forward and never say I can't. You taught me how to ride a motorcycle, which to this day I will never forget how proud you looked when I bought my first bike. From one biker to another, enjoy the final ride to heaven and keep the shiny side up. Love you pop.
George Shudinis II
April 13, 2016
So very sorry for your loss. Have many fond memories of George, between going to the lake, camping or just hanging out. George knew everything about everything and he would always share his knowledge with me. I'm so glad to have known George and will miss seeing and talking to him. Our family will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers! We love you.
Mark Gilmore
April 13, 2016
We knew George 45 years ago! Phillip's dad George's were at McConnell Air Force together. Remember George well and spent much time with him in our much younger days! Sorry for your loss!
Philip and Michele Cummings
April 13, 2016
So sorry to see this. We knew George 45 years ago! Phillip's dad and George's dad were at McConnell Air Force together! There six of us that hung around together. Sincerely, Phillip and Michee Cummings
Michele Cummings
April 13, 2016
So sorry for your loss of George. We just read the obituary tonight and are shocked. We knew George when he lived in Wichita back in the 60s. We wish we had looked him up when we moved back to Arizona, but time had passed and we lost touch. Bob helped George move from Wichita to Tyler, TX when George was with NCR. Mary rented his old apartment on Hunter in Wichita and George had many parties that we attended and he always liked to dance. We will remember him fondly.
Bob and Mary Pottebaum
April 7, 2016
Cookie and Crystal, Sorry for your loss I always liked and admired George. He was a special guy. RIP George
Dennis Lynde
April 7, 2016
Cookie and Crystal, So sorry to hear of George's passing. He was a very good guy, and I always Liked George a lot. He was a special guy. And always treated me well. He will be missed. Sorry for your loss. RIP George.
Dennis Lynde
April 7, 2016
RIP George. You will be dearly missed bro. A beautiful Angel in heaven to watch over your family and friends. I will see you again. Love your baby sis Patty xoxo
Patty Collins
April 7, 2016
I remember that day I saw you out by the pool in the Apartment Complex we lived in. I knew that day that you would be the man I married and my true love. You were a wonderful and loving husband, father and grandfather. My life was so much better with you in it. I love you with all my heart and will miss you dearly.
Helen Shudinis
April 7, 2016
Dear Cookie and Crsytal and George and families, your family here in Canada are thinking of all of you at this difficutlt time. YOu are in our thoughts and prayers and call us anytime if you need to talk. We will remember George always . We wish we could be there now to be with you all. LOve to all with our deepest sympathy. Love Linda and Staff, MIke and Lynn , Bob and Mur, Dave and Lisa and Tessa and Luke.
Linda Matchett
April 7, 2016
When I think of George, I think of the word inspirational. Thats what he was to me growing up and you can see that same spirit in his family. I am very sorry for your loss.
Steve Drzaic
April 7, 2016
Cookie and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the angels from above surround you with love and strength.
Carol Hammer-Gillam
April 7, 2016
Hi Crystal, we are deeply saddened by the loss of your father. He will be truly missed and we will include him in our daily prayers.
Santiago & Maria Luisa Marquez
April 7, 2016
I still can't believe this is real, that I'll never hug you hello again, or hear you tell me to take care of myself when we say bye, never hear you in the background making some witty comment while talking to mom on the phone, or hear you end every call with "tell Dylan to 'get out'" (insert Arnold voice). You were an amazing man and I hope you know the lasting impression you left on everyone who was lucky enough to meet you. You will be forever missed and always remembered. I love you Dad.
Crystal Calloway
April 7, 2016
Sorry for your loss.
Danise Calloway
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