D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Covington Knolls

8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN


Jerry T. George

7 June, 194125 November, 2019

Jerry T. George, 78, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne to the late Christ and Helen (Mileff) George.

Jerry married Janet Messmann on May 30, 1971 and she survives. He was a barber for 42 years, retiring in 2007. Jerry was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing golf in Palm Springs, CA, where he and Jan lived in the winter.

Surviving are his children, Jennifer (Jim) Palilonis and Christopher (Kari) George; four grandchildren, Taya George, Trent George, Gage Palilonis, and Quinn Palilonis; sister, Dorothy Lazoff; nephew, Thomas (Erin) Lazoff; and great-nieces, Elena Lazoff and Anesa Lazoff.

Mass of Christian Burial is 11:30 a.m. Monday, December 2, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church with calling one hour prior to Mass. Visitation also from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 9100 Purdue Road #203, Indianapolis, IN 46268.


  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association



  • Visitation Sunday, 1 December , 2019
  • Visitation Monday, 2 December , 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, 2 December , 2019
  • Final Resting Place Monday, 2 December , 2019


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Angela Cline (Archbold)

2 December 2019

Jan, Jen, Chris—
I was so sorry to hear that Jerry passed. I have such great memories of him—from the pool, poker club with my dad, and all those times he drove Jen and I back and forth from Ball State. He had a big hug for me every time I saw him, and I will always remember his kindness. I’m heartbroken for your family, and will keep you in my thoughts.

Keitha & Steve Wesner

1 December 2019

We were so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He always had a great smile.
Keitha has many fond memories of driving our boys to Quimby Village to get their hair cuts.
We will remember you, your family and Jerry in prayers.
With sympathy. Keitha & Steve Wesner

Zorana Luellen

27 November 2019

Dear Jan ..
Jim and I are heart sick to learn of Jerry's passing. Not only did I grow up with Jerry, but he became a great friend to us .. actually our Best Man! I am feeling blessed that I saw you two a couple weeks ago and had such a nice conversation with you both. You were so fortunate to have such a strong relationship and so many wonderful memories over the years. God bless you and give you strength. Love you. Jim and Z

Kacy Arnold

27 November 2019

Jan, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I am sure your have many happy memories to help you through this difficult time. My deepest sympathies to you and our family. Kacy