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.