George Esposito (1937 - 2018)

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George was born 7/30/1937 in Akron, Ohio. He attended Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, earning a MA in Social Work. He married Helen Rogers of Ohio and moved to Southern California where he was employed with Catholic Services in LE County. After becoming a LCSW, he took over as the Director of Family Services in Glendale, California. He and Helen were married for 18 years and had thee daughters. George then moved to Colorado where he headed an adoption agency for special needs children. He also DJ'd at KUVO, a local jazz station for 13 years. His other lifetime love was baseball and he played on several Men's Junior and Senior baseball leagues until his retirement in 2014. Another great love was dogs, big dogs, Great Pyrenes to be precise. He owned and fostered many through the years. Relocating back to Sacramento, California, where he worked as a L.C.S.W. in the prison system until his retirement in 2014. He also hosted jazz segments on Capital Public Radio KXJZ, continuing with his love of Jazz. He also held "George Esposito's Sunset Jazz" showcasing local talent in his backyard home for 12 years. He married Bunchuai in 2009 and helped to raise her two children. George passed on 11/22/2018 from complications of Pneumonia. He is survived by his loving wife, Bunchuai; stepchildren, Kanyarat and Krisana; as well as daughters, Amy Esposito, Linda Esposito, grandson, Billy Reed; Maria Esposito-Viera (Hector), and grandchildren, Dain and Dante Viera. He will be missed by his many friends from both the Jazz and Baseball communities.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Dec. 29, 2018
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