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Egglefield, George W.
July 5, 2010

George W. Egglefield, 84, of Nokomis, passed away peacefully at home July 5, 2010, with his family by his side.
He was born May 20, 1926, in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York (Elizabethtown) and was the first baby born in Elizabethtown Community Hospital. In 1942, George married Janet Ann Partridge in Keene, N.Y. She preceded him in death May 8, 1996, in Nokomis.
After growing up in the Adirondacks, George served in the U.S. Marine Corps and then attended and graduated from Paul Smith's College in Saranac Lake, N.Y. He received his Bachelor's Degree in hotel management at Michigan State University before moving his family to Nokomis in 1955. He owned Southern Insulation Co. and Construction Supply of Venice for almost three decades, and was co-founder of Mirasol FAFCO Solar. George retired in 1985 and motor-homed with his wife, Janet, throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada, and also Australia and New Zealand. They spent their summers at their favorite escape, their Adirondack camp on Lincoln Pond in Elizabethtown.
He was the past Venice Elks Club exalted ruler and was a member of the Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club. George enjoyed golfing, snow skiing, water aerobics, crossword puzzles, playing cards, reading mystery novels, playing electric piano and eating out with friends. He will always be remembered for his comical campfire stories and jokes.
George and Janet raised and inspired four children, Scott, Gary, Lori (Walker) and Lynn (Haag); and have been blessed with four grandchildren, Jeremy, Damon, Dakota and Lily; and four great-grandchildren, Billy, Austin, Paris and Allivia. He is also survived by his son-in-laws, Hal Walker and Matt Haag; and a granddaughter-in-law, Taleena Egglefield. A celebration of George's life will be this summer at his camp in the Adirondacks.
In lieu of flowers or other honoraria, please send a contribution to the National Kidney Foundation or TideWell Hospice Inc., who were incredibly wonderful to George and his family in the final months.
The Egglefield family wishes to express their gratitude to the many caring family members, long time friends, physicians and caregivers (especially Barbara from Visiting Angels and Tammy from TideWell Hospice) who have loved and cared for George over the last year.

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Published in Herald Tribune from Jul. 8 to Jul. 9, 2010.
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August 2, 2010
Give my love to Janet and Mom!! XOXOXOX
susie paramore
July 30, 2010
George will be greatly missed by all of us around Lincoln Pond. Part of the joys of the summer here was seeing him come and go to his camp and sharing stories about the fishing and sailing . . . . He loved to see our sailboat bopping on the water, and -- especially -- actually moving across the lake. I interviewed him for our Lincoln Pond Association "Oral History of Lincoln Pond" project and will be sending you copies of the CD VERY soon.

We will keep George aliive in our hearts and in our memories for decades to come.
Gerry Zahavi (and Debbie Maxwell)
July 15, 2010
Dear Scott, Dakota and all of your family and friends. I know it has been some time, but I was so saddened to hear the the passing of your father. I saw it in the news paper, just today.May you and your family know peace.I miss seeing your family, and hope that tomorrow is a brighter day for all.My deepest sympathy, sherry newton
sherry newton
July 14, 2010
We have known George for 35 years, He was a big part of our lives: bowling, dinners, parties, beaches and vacations. His sense of humor will be missed. What a class act friend. Our sympathy, Terry, Ellen and family.
July 12, 2010
I met George 5 years ago when I travelled to the Adirondacks with my sister-in-law, Wilda Meier. We had such fun during those few days. My sympathy to his family. Susan Kinnison
Susan Kinnison
July 10, 2010

The 'Lunch Bunch' won't be the same without George. The empty spot will be filled with the many memories, not just of George, but of the whole family. Love and sympathy to you all.
Wilda Meier
July 10, 2010
To the Egglefield Family our deepest sympathy for your loss
George will be greatly missed.
the Mirasol Family.
July 9, 2010
When I remember George Egglefield I think of laughter, smiles, teasing and fun. Great joke teller who always wanted others around him to share in his love for life. What a wonderful friend he has been to my Dad and family. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten. Godspeed.
Bob Frey
July 9, 2010
Dear Family,
Our prayers are with the family. We have known George for many, many years.
God bless you
The Beckoms
July 9, 2010
It was such an honor to be able to spend so much of this last year with my Dad (especially the last five months when I got to see him almost every day). I will never forget this time or what a wonderful, caring and funny man he was. I love you Dad.
Lori Egglefield Walker
July 9, 2010
George I will miss you very much you will allways be part of my family
God Bless You
Betty Browning
July 8, 2010
George was the best ex-father-in-law!!! as well as father-in-law.
I will forever be so grateful for his kindness toward me. He always treated me like family. He, Janet and Gary will reside in my heart forever.
July 8, 2010
Our hearts go out to you. George's memory will be cherished and live on in the beauty of his family. Our thoughts are with you.
Sandy Stark & John Goddard
July 8, 2010
I was pleased to see George at the Old Timers Picnic this year, and am sorry to hear about his passing. I remember how close and loving his family was and how important they were to him, and he was always willing to help his community. There were many occasions where George would make sure that Gary got to an event, and it was wonderful to see that his family made sure that he got to the picnic. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family.
Earl and Karen Midlam
July 8, 2010
I have nothing but good memories of George.He was a close family friend.My mom and dad had a lot of good times with George and his family.He will be greatly missed by all those that knew him. My condolences-Tim Helser
July 8, 2010
What wonderful memories I have of your Dad! I think one of my first memories is of him and Gary on the field at the Venice High football games. He always had such a kind smile. After our families became friends, there were so many good your pool, at Mom and Dad's Christmas parties, playing pinochle, and listening to your Dad's stories. George was a kind, caring man, who enjoyed his life, especially his family. Our thoughts and prayer are with you. We know that you have so many good memories that will bring a smile to your face when you think of him.
Rick and Becky Robertson
July 8, 2010
What great memories I have of your Dad and Mom. I know my Dad is going to miss your Dad’s friendship, especially meeting for fish night at the Wee Blew Inn. I’m so glad I got to see you all at the reunion. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Gail
Gail Frey
July 8, 2010
We are deeply saddened by your loss. Please accept our condolences. George was such a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.
Sharon and Betty Gatewood
July 8, 2010
George Egglefield, my "Daddy" was the one of the best fathers a girl could ask for. He will live on in his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren! Thank you everyone for your love and support to our family. "Love You Daddy"! Lynn
Lynn Haag
July 8, 2010
I love you Dad Eggie and you were so very special in my life. Hugs to all of my extended family. I am honored to have been daughter number 3!! XOXOXOXO
July 8, 2010
What a wonderful life your dad lived. Our thoughts are with you at this time. I am sure you will cherish all your wonderful memories of your Dad and Mom.
Sue and Ned VanDeree
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