ForeverMissed
George was a self taught, intelligent, well read, widely traveled gentleman, whose Midwest roots grounded him in life and lent a calming presence to all who knew him.

Educated in a Catholic boys school, his faith took a strong lead in all his endeavors, as an Air Force veteran and self made businessman. George was President of Control-o-fax Corp., a national medical billing company in Waterloo Iowa, where he also served as an officer in the Iowa Business Association and President of the Waterloo Symphony. 

George and I were married on April 23, 1981. Recently reaching our 40th anniversary. Soulmates and business partners we never missed morning coffee, no matter home or away, it was always the best part of the day. Some of the things we enjoyed doing together were traveling in Europe, downhill skiing and spending time at our cabin in the Georgia mountains.

A diverse man, George was known for cooking a pot of sauce for company, sharing his history of World War Two, Churchill and Napoleon, or playing you his favorite music. A lover of the opera, he and I were sustaining members of the Atlanta Opera and ballet after retiring to Acworth, Georgia.

A handsome man, George was always well dressed, favoring hats, sweaters and jackets that he liked collecting on his many travels. He liked to joke that he was always overdressed for every occasion.

George passed into heaven, at our home, surrounded by myself and some of his family. He was a warm, loving family man with many friends, gifted with a keen sense of humor, whose laughter and sage words will forever echo in our minds...
         Until we meet again.

You are invited to share your own memories, stories and photos.

Information on a Celebration of Life to come at a later time.
Posted by Beverly Farnsworth on June 8, 2021
I have fond memories of George. He was always friendly and a real gentleman. He is a terrible loss to his family. I pray to God, to give his family lots of support.
Posted by Royce Wallis on May 26, 2021
Dear Donna and family,                                                     We are so saddened to hear of George passing. It's been eighteen years since we first met. We have so many fond memories of you and George at the cabin and always looked forward to our getting together. George had such a great sense of humor. In our minds that cabin will always be George and Donna's. Stay strong and we will always love you.

Royce and Sarah
Posted by Linda Hill on May 14, 2021
Dearest Donna--
We are honored to have known George and shared so many wonderful, memorable dinners and social events. Elegant and charming, George was always smiling, laughing and full of interesting and entertaining tales of travel, work and life experiences. It is beyond sad that we have not been able to visit during the pandemic. Such a fine and loving man, George will be dearly missed. Our deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your beautiful family. 
Scott and Linda
Posted by Pete Wernimont on May 11, 2021
Dear Donna & Cemore Family: My condolences on the passing of George. He was a great man, with a wonderful sense of humor, and I'm so glad that both of you and my parents had many years of friendship together. Hard to believe it's been 30 years ago since I graduated from college, and he was the first to tell me that I graduated with honors as I was walking into commencement. I wish you all the best in the days and months ahead. Take Care.
Posted by Deborah Rudisail on May 9, 2021
Donna and Family,

Our sincerest condolences to you all on your loss of George. We will always remember George for the handsome, elegant man he was, not to mention his sense of humor and wit. We will also remember all the happy times we shared with both you and George. Dinners where George would make you feel as though you were being served in a 5 star restaurant; conversations with him about classic music and old movies that he seemed to love as much as we did, and dressing up and going to a play and dinner, or brunch at the Georgian Club. These were such good times for us.

We wish there had been more time with George, but are so thankful for the good times shared with you both and the fond memories he has left behind. Also, Donna, please know that his love and devotion to you was evident in everything he said and did.

Rest In Peace dear George

Much love,
Deborah snd Lee Rudisail
Posted by Mary Goforth on May 9, 2021
Dear Donna and Family,
Such beautiful words you have shared to honor George. George had the best laugh! Loved all of his stories, his gracious ways and his perfect smile. Greg and I are better people because You and George were present in our lives. I am sad that our last hug was over a year ago. A hug not to be forgotten, but cherished! We are grateful knowing George knew his Lord and Savior and his breath is full again. Stay strong Miss Donna!
Mary and Greg

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Posted by Beverly Farnsworth on June 8, 2021
I have fond memories of George. He was always friendly and a real gentleman. He is a terrible loss to his family. I pray to God, to give his family lots of support.
Posted by Royce Wallis on May 26, 2021
Dear Donna and family,                                                     We are so saddened to hear of George passing. It's been eighteen years since we first met. We have so many fond memories of you and George at the cabin and always looked forward to our getting together. George had such a great sense of humor. In our minds that cabin will always be George and Donna's. Stay strong and we will always love you.

Royce and Sarah
Posted by Linda Hill on May 14, 2021
Dearest Donna--
We are honored to have known George and shared so many wonderful, memorable dinners and social events. Elegant and charming, George was always smiling, laughing and full of interesting and entertaining tales of travel, work and life experiences. It is beyond sad that we have not been able to visit during the pandemic. Such a fine and loving man, George will be dearly missed. Our deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your beautiful family. 
Scott and Linda
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