Deceased January 15, 2022

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In Memory

George passed away on Jan. 15, 2022, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. He and his family had lived in the Jacksonville area since the 1970s.

After college, George became a special agent for the Prudential Life Insurance Co. His entire career was spent in the life insurance field. At the time of his retirement in 1991, he was the southeast regional vice president for the Progressive Financial Group.

George came to Amherst from Highland Park High School in Illinois. He was an outstanding breaststroker, winning his A for three years. He doubled as an enthusiastic cheerleader, particularly at football games, and was a member of Alpha Delta Phi. George served our class well as class secretary from 2011 to 2016. When we talked, about a year ago, he continued to be a strong Amherst supporter who was outspoken with conservative views.

George is survived by five children: Pamela, Geoffrey, Chris, Holly and Corrie. Fortunately, several of them lived very near to George’s retirement home.

Our sympathy goes out to the family. 

John Priesing ’50