It is with great sadness that the family of Thomas (Tom) William George announces his sudden passing from natural causes on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at the age of 76.
A native of Michigan (b. July 30, 1942), Tom attended and graduated from Catholic Central High School, Muskegon, Mich., in 1961. Soon after his graduation, Tom moved to Chicago, where he attended DeVry University studying electrical engineering.
Tom’s love of music, art and invention led him to pursue his musical and artistic talents in Chicago, playing many clubs and venues in the windy city. He especially loved playing the Blues on his various collected guitars. He was an avid painter who loved painting landscapes. This led him to explore California terrain in the 1970s.
Tom was employed by Rockwell International as an electrical engineer in the 1970s. He continued to play music and paint, appearing at local art shows in the San Fernando Valley.
Wanting a quieter life away from the hustle bustle of Los Angeles, he moved and settled in Weldon, Calif. He was employed by Trade Winds Water Association in Weldon until retiring in March of 2018.
Tom is survived by his siblings: Robert P. George of Muskegon Heights, Mich.; Anne M. (Sam) Mollet of Kansas City, Mo.; David M. (Claudette) George of Muskegon, Mich.; Michael L. (Lisa) George of North Muskegon, Mich.; Maribeth M. (Ed) Scharlach of Glendale, Calif.; Anthony J. (Dixie) George of Frankfurt, Germany; Mark S. George of Grandview, Mo.; Eric J.(Joanna) George of Boise, ID, and Kathryn L. George of San Diego, Calif. Tom is preceded in death by his father, Robert J. George; mother, Doris M. George-Chartrand, and sister Patricia A. Johnson.
On September 4, 2018, Tom was interred at Kern Valley Cemetery District, Wofford Heights, California.