George T Damerel
July 13, 1942 – May 16, 2020
George T. Damerel, 77, of Oak Ridge, NJ passed away on May 16, 2020. He was born in Manhattan, New York City and was a graduate of Trinity School in NYC and C.W. Post in Brookville, Long Island. George retired at AT&T as Manager of International Purchasing Systems and previously a manager at Nabisco.
George was a member of the Fairways Community Board of Directors-VP; Jefferson Arts Community, (lead township activity organization); Lake Hopatcong Foundation where he was one of the founding members; and a member of the Jefferson Township and Lake Hopatcong Historical Societies. George was an avid sailor and was an owner and restorer of Herreshoff catboat, (Katnip). He loved to play the guitar, model make and was an avid reader and worldwide traveler.
He is survived by his beloved wife Kathleen; devoted father of Amy and her husband Tony, Chris, Scott and his wife Kyong Hae, Stacy and her husband Bill and Kerri and her husband James. Sister, Nina and Uncle to David and Kristi; Grandfather of Jessica, Joe, Maggie, Anthony, Joseph, Thomas, Hannah and great grandfather of Amelia Nicole.
Who was George Damerel: Known to most as “G” or “the Captain”. He was the spark that made our lives shine. He introduced so many to his passions and adventures, for which we all are eternally grateful. When he entered a room the first thing everyone always noticed about his was his smile. G never met a ‘stranger’. Nothing was too great, that spark and zest for life were his driving forces. His creativity and resourcefulness were endless. He could fix anything by always thinking ‘outside the box”. Known affectionately as the “fix-it” man. His “Solemate” was his wife, Kathy. Truly a Renaissance Man.
One of his crowning glories was forming BWU (Bounding Waves University) a sailing group that traveled/sailed the world-wide with his ever-loving crew.
All our lives were truly blessed by him and life will never be quite the same without him.
A celebration of his life will be held when present guild lines are no longer in effect.
Donations may be made to either: Jefferson Township historical Society 315 Dover Milton Road Oak Ridge NJ 07438 Or Jefferson arts committee PO Box 2604, Oak Ridge New Jersey 07438
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
George T Damerel
May 23, 2020
To Kathy and Family,
I send my sincere sympathy and condolences. I am very sorry for your loss.
Although in recent years, I have not spent a lot of time with you, a few years back, I spent quite a bit of time with you, George, and friends. I had the wonderful opportunity to sail with you on waters near and far. Our sailing excursions and gatherings were full of fun , laughter, and a little libation. Laughter came easy to Captain G. His smile would light up a room. He was a fun loving guy.
George’s enthusiasm for sailing was infectious. He was a mentor to me. He was very excited to help me buy, and deliver my last boat to Lake Hopatcong. I was a proud student of his Bounding Waves University.
He loved sailing, but spend some time with George and Kathy, and you would know he loved Kathy, Family, and Friends very much.
Those loved ones we have lost, live on with us in spirit, through our Memories. I will never forget Captain G. Cherish your memories....I will cherish mine.
May God Bless George Damerel