George William Whidtfeldt Jr.

December 18, 1938November 18, 2020

George W. Whidtfeldt Jr, 81, of Newington, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, due to complications from COVID after having suffered a recent stroke. George was born on December 18, 1938 in Hartford, the son of the late George and Anna May (Bedford) Whidtfeldt.

George grew up in Hartford and upon graduation from Bulkeley High School, he enlisted and served proudly in the United States Army. Following his Honorable Discharge, he spent his entire career at the Emhart Manufacturing Company.

George will be remembered as a kind, joyful and fun-loving individual. He was an incredibly social, thoughtful and welcoming man. His passion for boating and golf were surpassed only by his love of family and friends. He never missed a family event or special occasion and would always write the loveliest cards. On most nights, you could find him at The Chowder Pot or The Flying Monkey, sitting in his designated chair, chatting with and charming all who came near.

George surrounded himself with loving family and very special cherished friends. When not able to visit, he called his beloved sister Joan daily. He enjoyed life-long friends Joe Middleton and Don Gates and was blessed by the love and friendship of Jamie May and her family.

He leaves behind to mourn his passing, his son Troy Whidtfeldt; grandchildren Wyatt, Nicole, Joshua, Tyler and Kyle; great-grandchildren Evelyn, Alainia and Lily; his beloved sister and brother-in-law Joan and Kenneth Ackerman; many loving cousins and an extended network of loyal friends. He was predeceased by his son Mark Whidtfeldt.

Due to COVID concerns a celebration of George’s life will be held when it is safe to do so.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Foodshare Inc., 450 Woodland Avenue, Bloomfield, CT 06002-1342 or visit

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Edie Ruffolo

January 9, 2021

I was so sad to hear that George had passed away.
I have such fond memories of him as a kind, gentle, fun loving man.
My sister also remembers how kind he was to her as a young girl.
I am sure he will be greatly missed.

Kimberly Reardon

December 28, 2020

George, you will be missed at all of our family gatherings. You always had that smile ready to tell a joke! You will be missed dear , cousin.
We take peace in knowing you are no longer suffering and are with our Lord. We know you’re up there playing a great round of golf with your dad , and joking with your mom.
To Joan and Ken and Troy and the rest of our clan who hold him so dearly along with us; We are so truly sorry for the painful loss. We grieve with you. Please know that you are not alone in this. As always, the strength and love of our family will get us through yet another difficult time. Of course it won’t be easy but we are all here for you to engulf you in love .
May God Rest your soul, George. May God help you all through this very painful and sad time. Thinking of you with love and prayers.
Kimberly and Matthew Reardon

Hazel Berrios

November 21, 2020

To Georgie’s family I am so sorry for your loss , Georgie was like a work grandfather to me . I always looked forward to seeing him and getting his hugs before and after my work shifts . Georgie was there for me when I found out about my father having cancer and he held me and told me everything will be alright . He helped me be ok and always made me laugh and held me when I cried 🙏🏼🥺 I miss him so much and I’m sadd I didn’t get to say my goodbyes . God took away his suffering and he will always have a big place in my heart ❤️ R.I.P Georgie you were an amazing person and always made everyone around you happy and feel loved by you .

Angie Russo

November 21, 2020

To George’s family:
Joan, Ken, Troy and all, I am so sorry for your loss. George was a wonderful man, a true gentleman. I will always cherish the fond memories we’ve shared. Thank you for allowing me to join you in the zoom meetings this past week. It was very special to me. It was also a pleasure to virtually meet such a kind and wonderful family. May God Bless you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rest in eternal peace, my friend.
Love, Angie Russo