George Hall

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When George Leroy Hall was born December 30, 1924 in Agricola Florida, a phosphate mining community, the temperature was a record low of 20 degrees. George, 88, died June 12, 2013. He had attended schools in Bartow, Florida and graduated from Summerlin Institute there.

After a year at Auburn University, George joined the U.S. Army and served until World War II ended. After moving to Houston he earned three degrees at the University of Houston: BS Math, 1956; BS Industrial Engineering, 1977. These degrees were completed by attending classes at night and on Saturdays while he worked full time to support his family. MS industrial Engineering was finished at age 86 in 2011. His fourth degree, MS Safety and Reliability is from USC. George dedicated forty years to the space program as a Safety, Reliability, Quality Engineer for various contractors in support of NASA's Apollo and space shuttle programs.

He became a Lifetime Member of the University of Houston Alumni Organization in 1975, was a member of the Circle of Excellence, served on the Alumni Board of Directors, and was President of the Bay Area Club for three years. He supported the American Heart association as Chairman of their cyclethon and the Al Jowid memorial heart walk. He also volunteer to teach senior English in cross, in the city high school and for 5 years served as director of the Houston chapter of parents television council.

In 2006 the Department of Industrial Engineering, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, presented the Distinguished Alumni Award to George L. Hall. George was again honored by the University in 2010 as the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award.

He served as Deacon, Elder and Andrews Minister for Clear Lake Presbyterian Church where the Memorial Celebration will be at 10:30, Saturday, June 22,2013.

Survived by daughter Letitia Hall, her husband Andrew, her mother Margaret Hall, daughter Lisa Lacombe, stepson, E.J. Mackie, wife Mary, stepdaughter, Ann Hillis, husband David, sister Letitia Carpenter, wife of 32 years Myrajane Ereckson Hall, grandchildren (Alex, Nick, Zach, Julian, deMauri, Erec, Jonathan), numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


Published on yourbayareanews.com from June 18 to July 1, 2013
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