Gfroerer, George

GFROERER, George Louis

George Louis Gfroerer of Atlanta, GA, handed away peacefully along with his loving spouse, Honey by his facet, on January 9, 2024, on the age of 90. George was born in Oak Park, IL, and graduated from the College of Illinois, the place he was Swimming Captain, 2-year All-American, and Most Precious Swimmer. George met the love of his life, Honey when he was 25, they usually married later that 12 months. He was a person of deep religion, with a close-knit males’s prayer group who helped maintain his life-long religious journey.

In every part he ever stated or did, George lived a lifetime of pure goodness and style. Everybody who knew him properly will at all times bear in mind his light nature, real sweetness, and loving spirit. In household life, he was an adoring father to 5 kids, Marne (Lee) Matthews, Gaylan (Bryan) Felton, Giff (Aly), Tim (Alison Edmiston) and Terry (Kelly) Gfroerer. He was additionally the very Proud Poppa of 10 grandchildren, McKay (Sarah Alice) Matthews, Leah (Skyler) Nikolas, James and Neil Ryden, Bern Shen, and Quint, Colie, Bryce, Riley, and Morgan Gfroerer; plus one great-grandchild, Murph.

In skilled life, George was a trusted and profitable salesman for Kincaid, Bell & Howell, and State Avenue Financial institution. At Bell & Howell, amongst over 400 salesmen, he rose to nationwide salesman of the 12 months. George resumed aggressive swimming in retirement, clocking a nationwide championship time within the medley relay. All through his life, George was particularly dedicated to his group and past. He served as Cubmaster for his boys’ Cub Scouts Pack and later in lots of roles at Christ the King, together with the Stephen Ministries, Usher, and Extraordinary Minister of the Holy Eucharist at Mass and for the sick. Whereas serving on the Board of Administrators for the Salvation Military of Atlanta, George cherished coordinating bell ringers in the course of the vacation season. He additionally led his household in sponsoring foster kids and refugees from Vietnam and Cuba. With a heartfelt smile, George’s tender love poured out to these round him, nourishing the world with kindness and care.

A Celebration of Life might be held at Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta on January 22, 2024 at 10:00 AM with a reception following. For many who can’t attend in-person, the service might be dwell streamed: https://vimeo.com/showcase/ctkfunerals. In lieu of flowers, the household suggests a donation to The Salvation Military of Atlanta, 469 Marietta Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30313, (404-486-2700) or Cathedral of Christ the King.

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