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Paul H. George

June 11, 1940 — May 29, 2023

Paul H. George

On May 29, 2023, Paul H. George of Dayton Ohio passed away surrounded by family. Paul was born June 11, 1940, in Indianapolis IN to Paul and Gertrude George where he was raised with his three siblings. After high school, he enlisted in the Navy where he served as an air traffic controlman on the USS Lexington. Following his service, Paul embarked on a lifelong quest for learning and pursued a bachelor's degree in education at Indiana University and a master’s degree at Wright State University followed by a career in education. He retired from the Dayton Public Schools after 34 years at Cornell Heights Elementary and Wogaman Middle School. In retirement Paul enjoyed traveling, birdwatching, reading, and debating every topic that should be avoided at the dinner table.

Paul passionately believed in the importance of a well-rounded education, the power of critical thinking, and in love and devotion to family and friends. Those closest to him know that he attentively noted our hopes, dreams, and interests. He kept them close to his heart, he researched every painstaking detail and then earnestly pushed each of us to maximize our potential. He will be dearly missed and his legacy is full of promise.

“Whether or not you can never become great at something, you can always become better at it. Don't ever forget that! - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Paul is survived by his loving partner, Virginia Bard, his children Beth Anne (Rolf) Schorr, Amy Borders, Paul "Skip" (Stacy) George, Julie (Brian) Stitt, and Steve George; Grandchildren Nicholas (Mia Joy) Borders, Allison (Trevor) Schlangen, Abigail and Madeline Stitt, Sam and Sarah Secrest, Ella and Paul Connor George; Great-grandchildren Lucy and Maggie Borders, Rachel, Noah, Riley, Nathan and Sage Joy; his sister Janice (Chris) Gian-Cursio, brother Jerry (Christine Wardell) George, sister in law Karen George, brother in law Bill (Pat) Doll; and nieces and nephews Angela, Connie, Liz, David, Jonathan, Aaron, Kirsten, Sam and Graysea.

Paul was predeceased by his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Doll) George (May 17, 2007), and his brother David George (April 19, 2023).

A mass of Christian burial will be held June 6, 2023, at 10:00 am at Holy Trinity Church, 272 Bainbridge St., Dayton, Ohio 45402. Family will receive friends on June 5, 2023, from 4:00 - 8:00 pm at Westbrock Funeral Home 1712 Wayne Avenue, Dayton, OH 45410

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association
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Monday, June 5, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

272 Bainbridge Street, Dayton, OH 45402

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