August 16, 1927 – July 22, 2021
George Terembes, of Venice, Florida, formerly of Lakewood, NJ and Wayne, NJ passed away peacefully in the loving care of Tidewell Hospice in Venice on July 22nd, 2021, after 93 years of a wonderful life. He was born and raised in Passaic, New Jersey, the youngest of six children to Charles and Mary Terembes. George enlisted in the US Navy and the US Naval Reserve the summer before his senior year of high school and was called into service that fall during WWII and had basic training in Bainbridge, MD and was assigned to the US Naval academy as a seaman first class on the sonar barge, the U.S.S. Reina Mercedes. After discharge from the Naval Academy, George returned to finish his senior year of high school, where he met the love of his life Barbara Bruckner. When the Korean War broke out, he was called in again to serve as storekeeper seaman on board the cargo ship, the U.S.S. Beltrami. George joined the U.S. Postal Service in Passaic, NJ in 1947 as a letter carrier and transferred to Wayne, NJ where he remained as a letter carrier and Vehicle Operations & Maintenance Assistant, until he retired at the age of 57 after 38 years of service. He married his high school sweetheart Barbara Bruckner on January 12, 1951 to whom he was married for 61 years. They settled in Wayne, NJ where they raised their 4 children and lived from 1954 – 2004. During his years in Wayne, George found time between his full time USPS job and his many part-time jobs to serve his community as a Scout Leader, a charter member of St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church and a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers where he was recently recognized for his more than 70 years of service. In 2004, George and Barbara became snowbirds and traveled between Lakewood, NJ and Venice, FL. After Barbara’s passing in 2013, George became an active volunteer in the Venice community. He volunteered for Tidewell Hospice providing respite care for caregivers, companionship for patients, performing Veteran’s recognition pinnings and donating his time at the local Tidewell Treasure Thrift shop. He also volunteered for the Venice Theater assisting in the building of sets for upcoming productions and as a Band Aide for the Venice Performing Arts Center. George is survived by three daughters Susan Hembree (David) of Sunny Valley, OR, Barbara Vogel (William) of Brick, NJ and Judy Levine (Stephen) of West Orange, NJ; sister-in-law Margaretha Bartelt of Venice, FL and four grandchildren Paul Hembree (Petra), William Hembree, Scott Vogel (Rachel) and Eva Terembes as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. His loving wife Barbara, son George W. Terembes and daughter-in-law Rose Csanitz preceded him in death. George’s generosity, kindness and gentle spirit will be missed by his many friends, neighbors and loved ones. He had a special soft spot for furry friends and loved spending time with his buddy, his rescue cat Bandito, whom he adopted this past year. A memorial service will be held at a later date in New Jersey. Memorial contributions in George’s honor may be given to Tidwell Hospice, Sarasota, FL or your local Hospice organization.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Dick & Sue Sanda
August 27, 2021
George and Barbara were more like family than neighbors here in Venice Fl…after Barbara’s passing in 2013 he has spent many holidays at our table with his sister-in-law law Peggy and Niece Kathy, if we went out for Easter dinner he was always with us. He was the most kindest and gentle man we had the privilege to have in our live. Rest In Peace sweet George 💞💞
August 25, 2021
May you Rest In Peace in Paradise Mr. T. ❤️
I’m sure you are loving being reunited with your beautiful wife and son George. There’s no one i’d rather call a second dad! Heaven has another angel for sure. XO
July 27, 2021
To Barbara, Bill, Scott, Rachel & Eva, we send our deepest sympathies at this time and we are keeping you and the Terembes Family in our prayers. In Loving Sympathy: Dee & Scott, and Gladys.