Whether you knew him as "Mr. Hamrah" or "George" you loved him. This was his signature gift. A wonderful friend to all, with a generous spirit, George was always willing to lend a helping hand, with kind words for everyone.
George Hamrah of Southington, CT passed away on September 11, 2021. Born in Naugatuck, CT, he was the son of Abdullah and Rose (Mansour) Hamrah. He is survived by his brother, Albert Hamrah of Rocky Hill, CT; nieces, Suzanne Hamrah Weinstein of Palm Beach Gardens FL, Joyce Hamrah of Tenafly, NJ, Lilli Hamrah Corhan of Englewood, NJ, and Sharon Hamrah of East Hartford, CT; nephews, Charles Hamrah, Jr. of Meriden, CT, Michael Hamrah of Prospect, CT, and Scott Hamrah of Brooklyn, NY; and several grand nieces and grand nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Mary Hamrah of Englewood, NJ, and Claire Hamrah Falk of Cheshire, CT; and brother, Charles Hamrah of Meriden, CT.
George graduated from Naugatuck High School in 1940 and moved to Meriden. An army veteran, George proudly served in WWII in the US Army from January 1943 through 1946, serving in New Guinea and the Philippines. He achieved Quarter Sergeant status, before being honorably discharged. He returned home in 1946, rejoined the family business and further expanded the business to include custom-made draperies, slipcovers and blinds.
George was always involved in his community. He was the president of the Meriden Kiwanis Club and was well known for proudly appearing in fifty-five consecutive Kiwanis Kapers Shows, performing well into his 90's. George served as Vice President of the Meriden Intermediates, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion, as well as the Meriden Elks Club Lodge 35. Following sports was one of George's greatest passions. In 1982 the Meriden YMCA named George "Sportsman of the Year", in 2012, George was inducted into the Meriden Hall of Fame and in 2015 he was recognized as "Meriden's Sportsman of Distinction". At the age of 92, the Meriden Chamber of Commerce awarded George the 22nd annual "Community Partnership Award".
Mass of Christian Burial celebrating George's life will be held on Thursday, September 16th at 11:00 AM at St. Josephs Church, 22 Goodwill Avenue, Meriden. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Meriden. Everyone is asked to meet directly at church. Visitation will take place Wednesday, September 15th from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Avenue, Meriden. (Social distancing and masks are required at all services.)
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made in George's memory to St. Joseph's Church Office, 109 Goodwill Avenue, Meriden, CT 06451. To share a condolence with George's family, please visit www.beecherandbennett.com
Published by The Record-Journal on Sep. 13, 2021.