George Blount
1926 - 2021
BORN
1926
DIED
2021
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Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation - The Villages
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The Villages, FL
George Robert Blount November 17, 2021 George Robert Blount, age 95, died on November 17, 2021, at his home in Summerfield, Florida. George was born on January 28, 1926, in Watertown, New York, to Howard P. and Dolly (Harding) Blount. He attended Sandy Creek Central School until joining the U.S. Naval Service in 1944 at the age of 17. During World War II, he served as a Signalman Second Class, stationed in Zamboanga, Philippines. After returning from overseas and completing his education, George married Shirley Ann Chase on July 10, 1947. They celebrated their 73rd anniversary this past summer. George is survived by his children, Charlotte (James) Henneberger, Howard Peter (Martha) Blount, Jeannette Blount, and Tad (Mary) Blount, as well as eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a nephew, and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Jean Blount Culver. George was the third generation to join the family business, the Blount Lumber Company, in Lacona. He worked his way through the various departments, was especially knowledgeable in hardwood flooring and the flush door business, and became president of the company. A steadfast presence in the community, George served multiple terms as mayor of Lacona and was a member of the Lacona Volunteer Fire Department, Lacona VFW, and Sandy Creek Masonic Lodge. Upon retirement, George and his wife divided their time between Florida and their cottage on Sandy Pond. George was a founding member of the Tamarack Hunting Club, where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and the company of many friends. An avid golfer, George achieved three holes-in-one over the years and was delighted to attend the Masters golf tournament a number of times. From a young age and throughout his life, he enjoyed boating and spending time on the water. George had a vast collection of clever sayings and songs for any occasion that he would recite to the amusement of family and friends. He was often the life of the party. George will be remembered for his humor, patience, and generosity to others. His family counted on him for sound and sensible advice. No service is planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George's memory to the Lacona Fire Department, 34 Maple Ave., Lacona, NY 13083, or the Sandy Creek Friendship Thrift Shoppe, P.O. Box 166, Lacona, NY 13083. Arrangements entrusted with BALDWIN BROTHERS Funeral & Cremation Society-Spanish Springs, 352-480-5959. Sentiments may be left online at www.baldwincremation.com. Please sign the guestbook at syracuse.com/obits
Published by Syracuse Post Standard from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2021.
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George was one of a kind! He always made me feel special. He and Shirley were the nicest couple; so friendly and warm hearted. Always a kind word. We will miss George !
Jean Breslin
Friend
November 25, 2021
Sorry for your loss, George will be missed.
Gregory H Breslin
Friend
November 25, 2021
George Bloundt: There wouldn´t be enough room to tell all the memorable tales of how we had such good times together - especially at the NSDJA conventions. George always wanted that "really cold beer", even prior to breakfast on the hill in San Francisco that one memorable morning and many in the evenings. Then there was the time that Joe, one of Bloundt´s customers, brought him to his room late that night and lost him while talking to Shirley. Unnoticed to Joe, George had gone down on his hands and knees and crawled around Shirley into the room. Joe apologized for "losing" him. Then there was the time that we all were watching a comedian on stage only to scare the living daylights out of the performer when he opened the stage closet door only to find George sitting peacefully inside. On the golf course at one convention he managed to show us all how to drive three consecutive shots into the water adjacent to the hole. As I say, I could go on and on because there were many such fun times with George. Kath and I were blessed to be included in their family gatherings at various other events and at their cabin on the lake, which Shirley made reference to as the "Nonnery", primarily because of the thin walls therein. And then the business end of George when all the jokes were put aside as he became a good, honest and trustworthy business man. In looking back there is always memories that tell you how lucky we are to have had friends and business persons throughout out lives. George and his family are in Kath´s and my memories. Bless you, George. You will be a credit to your heavenly home. Kathy and Gene Mummau
Kathy and Gene Mummau
Friend
November 25, 2021
Dear Jeannette and family. Sincere condolences on the loss of your dad.
Adria Ripka
November 24, 2021
George - you and Shirley will always be remembered as my God Parents. When I came to Blount Lumber still wet behind the ears- you showed me the way. I have so many memories to turn to when recalling our great times together. You will be missed but certainly not forgotten. Enjoy yourself until I can join you to create more memories. Love you!!!
Nate and Debbie Foote
Family
November 22, 2021
Will miss you dear friend. So many fun memories and good times. You and Steve behave yourselves until Shirley and I join you.
Judy VanDusen
November 21, 2021
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