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In Memory

Francis George

Francis George

November 9, 1969

Francis M. George

Francis M. George Jr., 21 of 1308 Shehy St., a Youngstown State University senior, died of cancer Sunday afternoon in St. Elizabeth's Hospital.

Mr. George was born June 11, 1948 in Youngstown, a son of Francis M. and margaret Kowry George.  He was a senior at YSU's school of engineering and a 1966 graduate of Ursuline High School.  He belonged to St. Maron Church, its St. Tobias Society and Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity.

Besides his parents, he leaves his grandmother, Mrs. Mary George of Youngstown and three brothers, Jeffrey, Daniel and Timothy, and two sisters, Marcella and Mary Bess, all at home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the church.  Friends may call at the Rossi Brothers Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and after 6 p.m. Tuesday in St. Maron Church Hall.

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11/13/15 01:57 PM #1    

William Angle

I wouldn't have passed sister Bernadettes Algebra II class without Francis George's help. He was my life savior in that class as well as a few others.  But more than that, Francis was a greatb friend who I knew from Cedar lake in the summer time and remet at UHS. he was one of the smartest people I ever met at UHS.  always a smile on his face he always had a pleasant disposition.  He died so very young. Danm, when I found out he died I cried because I knew he could've made a huge difference in this world.

02/19/16 05:16 PM #2    

William Gambrel

Billy, Sister Bernadette was the fiesty little nun who taught physics and supposedly had been instrumental in the development of the atomic bomb.  That was Sister Bernadine and it was Algebra II.  I know, because I wouldn't have passed it without Francis either.  What a great guy he was and what fond memories he leaves behind.  Man, he died way too young.  He was certainly smart enough and good enough to make a big difference in the world, but, I think before reaching thirty, he was gone.  

Some fifteen or twenty years after high school my wife and I attended the dedication of the new chapel at the Ursuline convent.  After Mass there was a grand breakfast in the dining hall.  The nuns were amazing.  Sister Bernadine was the first to greet me.  I was a little nervous remembering the type of "help" I had gotten from Francis in her class.  I think I saw five or so nuns whom I knew pretty well and they all remembered me too.  Some were in the infirmary, but, though invited, I passed on the opportunity to visit them.  We had no appreciation at all for the beautiful angels the Ursulines were and we were surrounded by them every day.   



02/20/16 08:22 PM #3    

William Angle

I never took physics so I wouldn't have known one nuns name from another but there were some good nuns at UHS however I can't remember names.
I do hope they are being taken care of in their retirement years.

07/19/16 08:05 AM #4    

Edward Cisek

Francis and I became friends in first grade at Immaculate Conception School. Over the years of elementary school, I realized that he was light years ahead of the rest of us when it came to understanding math and science.  He yearned to be an astronmer.  Francis was a truly good person, and he had a wonderful family on Shehy Street.  I have so many good memories of this wonderful man.

08/11/16 02:52 PM #5    

Joseph Marinelli

Nice posts by my three class friends from UHS.I certainly can`t add anything more than what Bill, Bill and Ed have said about Francis .All of them wrote so nicely about him .Francis was very intelligent and  the type of guy always willing to help others   . Also , I did not know he had passed away so young and was saddened to learn of it recently from our Class of 66 site .

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