OBITUARY

George Franklin Valassis

29 September, 192922 June, 2019
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George Franklin Valassis, 89, was born on 9/29/29 in Toledo, Ohio and passed away surrounded by his loving family in Jupiter, Florida on 6/22/19. George got his bachelors from University of Michigan. George married Sandra Gwen Valassis on 9/29/99 and have been married for 20 years. He was the the founder of Valassis Communications and was called “The King of Coupons” for over 40 years. George loved playing golf and also did 4 protessorship in Urology at the University of Michigan. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Cancer Society. A visitation will be Thursday, June 27, 19 from 1-2pm with a Memorial service to follow at 2pm at Aycock-Riverside Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 1112 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL 33458. (561) 746-5124.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, 27 June , 2019

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, 27 June , 2019

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Dan Wolf

30 September 2019

Our family was very saddened to hear of George’s passing, please accept our belated sympathy. I will always be grateful for the opportunity GFV gave a young 27 year old, he made every day one to look forward to in our 18 years together. 929GV will forever hold a special place in our lives. The very best to all.

Mark Carter

26 June 2019

George was an extremely talented forward thinking entrepreneur. He created the advertising free standing insert and revolutionized the coupon distribution industry. Along the way I was introduced to him and my life changed forever for the better. He gave me the opportunity to take over a small manufacturers rep firm that he owned in the mid 1980’s. Providing the seed capital and his shared experiences, we went on quite a ride. The world and especially the business community will miss him dearly. Goodbye my friend!

TOM ITIN

26 June 2019

Sad loss of our former neighbor on Upper Straits Lake.

RIP , George

Condolences to the family.

The Tom and Shirley Itin family

Melvin Coleman

25 June 2019

I started working for George Valassis company November 1979 until June 2019 He was one of the greatest man you could work for He cared about his family and the employees family I know when my first son was born the doctor said George Valassis company said make sure my family have everything they needed. I know if we had more George Valassis in the world today we’re be in a better place

Jerry Gogola

24 June 2019

The world lost a great one. I had the pleasure of working for George in Livonia. He always took care of all of his employees. My prayers and thoughts are with the family

David Warchuck

24 June 2019

I had the pleasure of knowing George while working for him at the company he helped start in Oak Park, Michigan. Delta Printing.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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