OBITUARY

George T. Jung

May 26, 1947January 31, 2020

George T. Jung was born on May 26, 1947 and passed away on January 31, 2020 and is under the care of Vernon C. Wagner Funeral Homes.

Visitation will be held on February 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Vernon C. Wagner Funeral Homes, 125 Old Country Rd, Hicksville, New York. Funeral Mass will be held on February 5, 2020 at 10:00 am at St Paul the Apostle RC Church, Cedar Swamp Rd, Brookville, New York. Interment will be held on February 5, 2020 at St Charles Cemetery, 2015 Wellwood Ave, Farmingdale, New York.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020

  • Interment

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Memories

George T. Jung

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Patricia Shea

February 1, 2021

I remember George well. He assisted our homeless families find a new direction. He provided insight and guidance on a career path that would match their interests and we are grateful for his investment in their future.

Janette Mcgregor

February 20, 2020

George, you were an amazing man & an amazing person in so many ways. You loved life, you loved your family & Kath so much; you devoted yourself 100% to your family, friends and loved ones. You were truly a ‘one of a kind’ person & I couldn’t have asked for a better brother-in-law.
You stood by your convictions & fought for your beliefs, regardless of any (or all) consequences. One of which was pro-life. You were a strong family man with old fashioned conservative family values, which was one of the things I admired most about you.
You had such a great sense of humour & I can still hear & see you laughing.
You were kind, & generous to a fault ... always giving without looking for anything in return.
You touched so many lives ... & I just want to say, I will never, ever forget you ... & will miss you so very much.
... & although you recently passed on to be with the Lord... Lewy body dementia actually took you away from us 5 years ago, but I know you are in a better place now & that I will always miss you

Thomas Jung

February 16, 2020

A patch from the period when we did a lot of running together.

Thomas Jung

February 14, 2020

George was always generous and caring of others and dedicated to his Church. He would host large family gatherings in the summer at poolside and it was a fun time for all. Recently we enjoyed looking back on some video tape from the period.

My fondest memory will always a of a time after I had knee surgery in 1984. Unable to move around my apartment, I stayed at the Hicksville Homestead for a few weeks. I felt really cared for and George and Kathy were great. It took away a lot of the uncertainty in my life at the time. Nine years later, George helped us celebrate my 40th Birthday by putting together memories and keepsakes which he presented my at my party. Every detail was perfect.

He was taken too soon, and he is in a better place.





Irene Caniano

February 13, 2020

George was devoted to his entire family, frequently complimenting, encouraging, or surprising them with thoughtful gifts. His kindness extended to his friends, co-workers, and those he mentored. He often spent his free time participating in church and community organizations, as well as working on environmental projects.
He was a people person, happily sharing experiences with others. As a student at Rice High School, he played the trumpet in the marching band. When he was learning to juggle, he bought extra kits so others could practice too. At family gatherings, George would engage the young children and teens by playing board games, joking with them, or taking time to listen. Summer always brought invitations to pool parties and barbecues at his house.
Our parents instilled in us a strong work ethic and were proud of George's success at Chase and Citibank. His encore careers as a group home manager and an assistant teacher for autistic teens were perfectly suited to his compassionate and supportive personality.
"It's a Wonderful Life" was one of George's favorite movies to watch during the holiday season. Each day, he lived the lessons of the film. He knew that life was a precious gift and approached each day with intention and purpose. He appreciated what he had and gave generously to others. He cherished his family and valued his other relationships. I know I was blessed to have him as my brother.

Photo of George, our younger brother, Tom and me

Lauren Jung

February 6, 2020

I will never forget Grandpa and the many ways he impacted my life. By now, these memories feel scattered and distant, but they will always be held close in my heart. From a young age, I can tell Grandpa was always looking out for me. When I was very little and we went down to Disney World, he wanted to protect me from the loud, scary noises in the Great Movie Ride. I remember when Grandpa brought me to elementary school while teaching me how to whistle along to the Tiki Room song. I even remember when he drove me to the Hicksville Library and told me about his work helping those with special needs. On my way to school, he would always say, “Have a magical day!” Every day he would ask how my day went, and I can tell that he wanted to learn more about my life, even in middle school. I remember getting excited when he went up to hand out the Eucharist at morning mass. Honestly, that was enough to motivate me to go to church. He was also my confirmation sponsor, and I feel like I couldn’t have had a greater sponsor. And when he picked me up from religious education, everyone thought he was my dad! It feels so nostalgic thinking about the times he would take my sisters, Jason, and me out to Ikea for dinner. One time close to Halloween, he brought me to a scrapbooking workshop at Michael’s. That’s when I developed an interest in scrapbooking and, now, journaling. He always wrote neat notes and printed out these colorful birthday posters when it was anyone’s birthday in the house. He was so thoughtful. I will always remember his love for the little things, like Yogi Berra quotes, the MBTI assessment, and the Edelweiss song from The Sound of Music. No matter what, there was always something comforting about his presence. He was always supporting me and blowing kisses, even towards the end. Watching his sickness take over was a lot for the whole family to handle (especially for Grandma), but I know without a doubt that he’s in a much better place now. I love you, Pop-Pop.

Tommy Caniano

February 5, 2020

Uncle George will always have a special place in my heart as he was my godfather and communion sponsor. He always made an extra effort to check in to see how I was doing and to chat with me, but Uncle George was like that with everyone :) He always made you feel like you were the most important person in the world. I'd notice at parties how he would always check in to see how everyone was doing. He had such a magnetic personality. He could truly light up a room, but his light was different. It wasn't about "me me me" it was more like he was giving his light to you to make you feel special and loved. When it was my confirmation, he told me, "It's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice" and that was truly advice that he lived. I'll never forget when I was 9 years old, Uncle George ordered the pay per view of Ace Ventura for me to watch because I hadn't seen it. I was laughing so hard he said to Aunt Kathy, "We may have to take Tommy to the hospital for laughing so much." I also will never forget the time when I was at his house on Nevada Street and he couldn't believe I had not seen Jurassic Park. We didn't have internet back then, so he went through the newspaper to find a theater that was still playing it. We drove way out to Suffolk to see it and to this day I always have that memory of Uncle George every time I see Jurassic Park on the tv. I'm so grateful to have had Uncle George in my life and will always cherish the memories I had of him. I know now he is at peace and although I will miss him dearly, I have peace as well. Because I know somewhere down the line, way way in the future when my time is finished, we will watch Jurassic Park together again.

Joseph DeFina

February 5, 2020

George is the best friend I ever had. For a few years we rode on the train together to Penn Station every morning. When he decided to get a sailboat we went to coast guard school together. George, Robert and me sailed his new boat all the way back from Huntington harbor into Long Island sound to Oyster Bay harbor. I will always remember the great times we had at pool and BBQ parties. Eating dinner at Roy Rogers, Harvest diner and going to the movies at Syosset. Not to forget the New Years Eve at Nevada Street and watching "when Harry met Sally". All the outdoor shows at Cold Spring Harbor, Scots festival at Old Westbury Gardens and Oyster Fest at Oyster Bay. The Cub Scouts he was the leader and later we went on overnights with the Boy Scouts. All out family gatherings and celebrations. We also had many great times at Old Key West resort and concerts together at Jones Beach Theater.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY