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Harry J Will Funeral Homes

37000 W Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI

OBITUARY

David Alan George

June 17, 1960July 29, 2020
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David Alan George was born on June 17, 1960 to his parents John and Vera George, in Dearborn, Michigan. After a four-year battle with colon cancer, David peacefully passed away, surrounded by his loving wife and family, on July 29, 2020, at the age of 60. He is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Karen, as well as his loving parents John and Vera George. He is the dear brother of Deborah (Vincent) Fary, Gregory (Chris) George, and Michele (Tom) Hughes. David loved his nieces and nephews Elizabeth, Victoria, Jonathan, Joseph, Brooke, Aryssa, Alexa, Dana, Aubreigh, Branson, Rowan, and Vincenzo. David will be missed by many cousins, extended family, friends, and coworkers.

David grew up in Dearborn Heights and resided there for 36 years. He enjoyed his days in the Heights by spending time with family and friends. Karen and Dave moved to Livonia in 1996. David loved his new neighborhood and developed close friendships with many of his neighbors. He was the neighborhood handy man and assisted any neighbor that needed help repairing outdoor equipment, bikes, cars, etc. His absolute favorite thing to do was spend time with his family, which always included a delicious meal, spending time socializing, and telling stories about his many adventures in life. He enjoyed teasing his nieces, nephews, and friend’s children, and they enjoyed it just as much!

David loved to travel and made many memories traveling and camping to his favorite destination, the Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan. While traveling throughout his life, he visited over thirty states. Twenty-six years ago, friends and family started a yearly tradition of visiting Mackinac Island. Dave was the main source of entertainment for the kids. He was the expert kite flyer as well as the chief bike mechanic on the many adventures throughout the island.

David will be remembered for his loving heart, adventurous personality, and willingness to help anyone who needed a helping hand.

The family respects anyone’s decision not to attend David’s visitation and funeral mass in light of the Covid situation.

A memorial gathering for David will be held Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Harry J Will Funeral Homes, 37000 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152. A funeral in state will occur Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 9:00 AM until time of mass at 9:30 AM at St Aidan Catholic Church, 17500 Farmington Rd, Livonia, Michigan 48152.

Memorial contributions in David's honor may be made to Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph,1820 Mt. Elliott St., Detroit, MI 48207.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020

  • Funeral In State

    Thursday, August 6, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, August 6, 2020

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Dr Robert Saracino

August 10, 2020

It was truly a pleasure having David as a patient for many years. He will be deeply missed.

Drs Arthur Hamparian,Robert Saracino and Christine Burton and all the staff at Oakwood Dental

DWAYNE JANKE

August 6, 2020

David was a loyal member of Michigan Trucking Association where I was blessed to meet him. He was friendly, articulate and a first class guy. You can always relate to people who are down to earth and very likable. Our family also has had a tradition of going to Mackinac Island for over 30 years. We never ran into Dave! He was a good man and will be missed by many people. RIP.

Domenic (Mico) Pace

August 6, 2020

Dave was eternally happy. Always a smile and a chuckle in his voice. I remember him and his dad pacing around the Super Bee on Annapolis. His manner was present in his sister Debbie. I join his family in celebrating his life and the hope of our reunion one day in Jesus.

Rob ozella

August 5, 2020

David will truly be missed! A cousin, friend, and a mentor! I'm blessed to have had such a humble person in my life.

Jane wolford

August 5, 2020

I met Dave while working at Tantara. He always was a ray of sunshine, smiling ear to ear. He was funny when it came to using the computer so I'd go out 1st thing to help him get started and he taught me about maintenance. He loved it when Karen would show up, it was like a surprise. Dave was a fighter, he wasn't fighting the cancer he was fighting for the seat on the right hand of his heavenly father, and he won. RIP my friend and allow God to hold your heart Karen as you say good by.

Jennifer Wakenell

August 4, 2020

It has been nice getting to know Dave and Karen from church. I can't believe he is gone. May he rest in the peace of God's loving grace. I hope that Karen and the whole family will be comforted by the wonderful happy memories you had with David.

Maureen & Ray Wakenell

August 4, 2020

We were all so blessed to know Dave. He was such a kind and giving man. We'll never forget all of his efforts with Karen in setting up our dollhouse exhibit at the library. That was very much appreciated! It was so nice to see Dave at church affairs through the years - we always enjoyed his company and conversation. We certainly have lost a dear friend and will miss his warm wonderful smile. God bless you Karen and all of Dave's family.

Tootie Frontiera

August 3, 2020

I met Dave two years ago at work and we enjoyed a nice friendship . He was easy to talk to with lots of interesting stories. He was kind and funny and generous and caring. He would check up on me while I was off work for a while.
He was a friend to everyone. He will be missed by many. My heart breaks for Karen and your family .
Dave till we meet again, Rest In Peace. You are the new angel in heaven ! Shine on us all
With your glorious smile

Sandy Donnelly

August 3, 2020

I have so many memories of my wonderful cousin. I will miss you so much & your big smile. You are one of a kind. Love you so much David. 💕

Wayne Colasinski

August 3, 2020

Dave was a wonderful, courageous, and fun guy. We worked for the same company; Dave in the shop and I in the IT dept. We crossed paths only occasionally but he always stopped for a short chat and an update on his health. I was also a steady customer at his snack / vending machine. Thanx for the extra pounds Dave. When Dave's health started to decline and wasn't going to be at work for long stretches, he left a couple of us in charge of some of his plants; his avocado plant that he grew from a pit (which I killed within a few months) and his prize lemon tree. We kept it alive for a couple of years until we left it outside long enough for the first frost of 2019 to kill it. Sorry Dave.
My sincerest condolences to Dave's wife and family. He will be missed. RIP Dave.
Wayne C.

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