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Blake-Lamb Funeral Home

5015 Lincoln Ave, Lisle, IL

OBITUARY

George Barrington Coolidge

August 6, 1941January 12, 2020
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George Barrington Coolidge, known in his childhood as Barry, passed away January 12, 2020 at the age of 78. He was the beloved husband for 55 years of Judith, nee Kressler; devoted father of David (Miriam) Coolidge, Steven (Karin) Coolidge, Andrew (Emily) Coolidge, and Susan Coolidge; cherished grandfather of John, Elizabeth, Anna, Abigail, Jane, Sarah, Emma, Lauren, and Mark; caring son of the late George and Evelyn Coolidge; dear cousin of Norma Dorn and Carole Sooy. George graduated from Middletown High School (Middletown, NJ) in 1959 and proceeded to graduate from Lafayette College (Easton, PA) with a BA in Economics in 1963. While there, he became a member of Phi Gamma Delta. He was a member of the ROTC in college, and proudly served as First Lieutenant in the United States Army in Germany until 1965. He was certainly successful in business- he worked for 32 years at Sears, Roebuck and Co. and was the co-owner of both Signs By Tomorrow (Columbia, MD) and Coolidge Group, Ltd. (Lisle & St. Charles, IL). George served on the Lisle District 202 School Board for many years, was the head of the Lisle High Booster Club, and loved being the videographer for Lisle High athletics. Speaking of sports- George served as the commissioner of the Lisle Baseball League for several years and coached many sports teams his kids participated in. George and Judy enjoyed boating on the Chesapeake Bay and George served as treasurer of the Susquehanna Power Squadron. In their retirement, George and Judy found great joy traveling in their RV; George served as president of the Jolly Ramblers Holiday Rambler RV Club. George “Barry” Coolidge will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched. Visitation Monday, January 20, 3 PM, until time of service at 7 PM, at Blake Lamb Funeral Home, 5015 Lincoln Ave, Lisle. Interment private for family. Memorial contributions in George’s name may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, www.pancan.org, or the Coffin-Siris Syndrome Foundation for research at www.coffinsiris.org, which afflicts George’s youngest granddaughter Lauren.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 20, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 20, 2020

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Peggy Lang

January 20, 2020

Roger and I are saddened to learn of George's death. He was a huge presence in the Meadows community for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of sorrow.

Sharon Garvy

January 18, 2020

Judy, Dave, Steve, Drew & Susan,
My deepest sympathies to you and your families. I have many fond memories of dear George. The most recent memory was this spring when I ran into him at Panera. I hadn’t seen him in years but we picked up as if we had seen each other the week before. He was so interested, sincere, kind and so very proud of his family. A great man! I am glad I knew him!
May your many wonderful memories sustain you all during this very difficult time.

Bobbie Gerst-Backode

January 16, 2020

I was a neighbor of the Coolidge's on Prince Ct. and remember all the fun times we had raising our children. Closing off Prince Ct. for street parties were wonderful as were the camping trips. George was a very kind man, a good Father and a major contributor to Lisle and the activities of his children.
My prayers go out to Judy, Dave, Steve and Susan. May you all find peace soon. He will be missed.

Jane & Watson Bullock

January 15, 2020

We are so sad over the recent death of our beloved brother-in-law, George. We enjoyed over 55 years of great times, fabulous travels, and wonderful family get togethers with him and Judy. We will really miss his ever-present wit, charm, enthusiasm, and can do attitude.

Debbie Brodess-Domenico

January 14, 2020

So thankful for the Coolidge family and the strong presence they brought to Lisle. I will always remember George as being a friendly soul who gave his best and then some, to make our town a great one. I believe my wedding was one of his first videography projects. Still have the footage 33 years later. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Coolidge family during this time of loss.

Gary and Judy Morten

January 14, 2020

We were sorry to hear of George’s passing and send our sympathy and prayers to the Coolidge family. We have many fond memories of working with George and Judy with the Lisle Booster Club and attending many sports activities where all of our kids were involved. We especially recall a very cold football playoff game when you invited us into your motor home to warm up at halftime! George was a dedicated and giving person and will be missed. Gary, Judy, Bryan, Jayne and Chris Morten

Paula Sheridan

January 13, 2020

George will be remembered for his “full of life” attitude. He always has a huge smile and willing to help out and do more than expected of him. He was a great friend and will be missed by all. Rest In Peace George

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