E. George Nyberg

February 10, 1927January 8, 2019
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E. George Nyberg, a prominent Westchester County, NY criminal defense attorney, passed away in Hobe Sound, Florida a month short of his 92nd birthday. He had been ailing and suffered a cardio event at home. He died at Martin Memorial Hospital with his wife, family and friends at his side.

George is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Geraldine, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Diana and Basil Callimanis, and their loving family, a brother Douglas of Memphis, TN and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his cherished cousins, Lillian Richardson of West Palm Beach, FL and Milly Taylor of Florida and their families.

A World War II Veteran, he served as a Paratrooper with the 11th Airborne in the occupation of Japan. Upon discharge he worked his way through college and then Brooklyn Law School. He started his law career with a Wall Street law firm at One Wall Street, in New York City. He then moved to Yonkers and joined the firm of Cerrato, Nayor and Galloway in their criminal defense practice This provided him with his introduction to Geraldine. He later joined partners to establish the firm of Leahy, Nyberg, Bovine & D’Apice from which he retired in 1999.

He was a Republican Ward Leader in Yonkers, NY, a legislative aide in Albany, NY, a member of the Yonkers Lawyers Association and Westchester County Bar Association. He was President of the Salvation Army Advisory Board in Yonkers. He was an avid golfer belonging to Hudson River Golf Club, Westchester Hills Golf Club, where he was on the Board of Governors. Upon his retirement to Florida, he joined Heritage Ridge Golf Club and Hobe Sound Golf Club.

He was a colorful participant in everything he did, in Court, on the golf course or in any and all social and civic activities.

George was one of a kind, a gentleman, loved by all and can truly be considered “Nature’s Nobleman” an example to all.


  • Visitation Monday, January 14, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, January 14, 2019
  • Burial Monday, January 14, 2019

E. George Nyberg

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Jim and Sandy Cotcher

January 14, 2019

George was a great friend to our father. He was an extremely nice man and will be missed by all of our family. He will forever be in our hearts. If we can help you in any way Gerrie, please let us know.

Frank & Alynn Bensel

January 13, 2019

George was such a special man. He will forever be remembered.
Love, Frank & Alynn

Frank & Sally Bensel

January 13, 2019

George will forever be remembered as a great man with a style all of his own, a heart of gold and the best golf swing “wiggles” and dance moves. Heaven is a lot more fun with George around!
Rest In Peace.
Love, All the Bensel’s

Robin Dayne (Hular)

January 12, 2019

Prayers and Sympathy to the Whole Family.
"Uncle" George was always an inspiration in my life. He was loved by his special friends (Mom/Marie & Dad /Ted Hular) on and off the golf course. He will be missed, and remembered for all the outlandish antics with Dad and the flashy golf dress that would boggle the minds of the competitors. He filled Dad's shoes and was ALWAYS a ray of sunshine. I can see them playing together, under par and in God's grace. Funny, I can't think of him without smiling and a chuckle. A dynamic Attorney who seemed to find one of life's gems "balance". I will always love him and am grateful he touched my life. The world has lost an amazing man.
Wishing you Peace, Robin Dayne (Hular)

Bud Heithaus

January 11, 2019

We traveled the world together. We conquered the city ,
Always ready for adventure. And to extend the hand of friendship
There will never be another. Your court is adjourned your honor
Suzi and I will always remember our time with you and Dino
Rest In Peace

Craig Richardson

January 10, 2019

George was the fun 'uncle' that everyone should have when they are growing up. We loved George and Gerrie's visits as kids and grew to appreciate them even more as we got older. He was fearless, funny, generous, and larger than life. George always had a great story, could light up a room in a way no one else could, and balanced life the way he wanted. Thank you George, for being you. We will miss you!

Craig, Marion, Andrew, and Kyle Richardson

Hank & Lucette Tarbox

January 10, 2019

George was a true friend, through thick and thin.
How many rounds of golf did he and I play over the years? Always a good time.
Hank& Lucette

Heidi john Schneekloth

January 10, 2019

Our thoughts and prayer to Gerry and family. George was one of a kind gentleman. Our attorney our friend. What a sense of humor and joy of life. Love Heidi and John