- Published on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 01:30
- Written by Los Altos Town Crier Staff
Donald McClure George passed away while surrounded by his family on July 4. He had battled a number of health issues for over 10 years.
Don is survived by his wife Megan, son Douglas George, daughters Denise George and Nancy George (John Neuhaus). He was a devoted grandfather to Sarah and Alexander Neuhaus. He is also survived by his ex-wife, Rosemary George, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, William Townsend George and Mildred Elaine Cullison George, and his siblings, William Cullison George, and Elaine George Collins and his nephew David Collins.
Don was born July 21, 1923 in Denver, Colorado. He came to Burlingame as a young child. He attended school in Burlingame, graduating from high school in 1941. He went to a local community college, then volunteered for the Air Force during World War II. He became an Air Force pilot, and flew bombing missions to Germany from a base in Bari, Italy. After the war, he returned to Burlingame, working for his father who owned George Lithograph in San Francisco. Don worked for George Lithograph from 1946 until 1970. He lived in Millbrae and was a member of the Millbrae School Board from 1965 to 1972. After his divorce, Don moved further south to Los Altos, working for a software company, Advanced Micro Devices, as a salesman. He met Megan George. They married in 1985 after a long courtship. Throughout his life he enjoyed photography, dance, cooking, being with family, and remodeling his homes. His home in Los Altos was of Japanese design with an indoor hot tub, shoji screens, and an inside courtyard. He also liked Asian food. He took Cantonese cooking classes while he worked in San Francisco and was an excellent Chinese chef. He always had a camera in his pocket and his family enjoyed his wonderful photos.
Donations in his honor can be made to the American Civil Liberties Union, 39 Drumm Street, San Francisco, CA 94111.