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George lived his entire life in Webster Groves, Missouri. He attended Bristol Elementary School and graduated from Webster Groves High School in 1941, where he was good friends with his future wife's brothers (Frank and Bryant Wolf). He attended Washington University in St. Louis for two years, studying Chemical Engineering, and was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He enlisted in the Army in 1943 and served in the Army Chemical Warfare Service until 1946. He participated in the Normandy Invasion at Utah Beach. His last 14 months of service were as a Staff Sergeant with the 17th Chemical Maintenance Company, attached to Eisenhower's Headquarters in Paris. These must have been good times for him because he told stories of Paris the rest of his life. After demobilization, he worked 17 years for Standard Oil of Indiana as a District Sales Manager, then worked in Home Improvement Sales for Sears Roebuck and Central Hardware until his retirement in 1984.
George was quite a practical joker, so family and friends always had to be on their toes. He was a big fan of the St. Louis Baseball and Football Cardinals and loved to fish, although he normally only fished while at the summer home at Bay Lake, Minnesota. He was a lifelong member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Although he rarely attended services, he loved to belt out hymns at Christmas and Easter services in his "less than melodic" singing voice.
He died suddenly from heart problems at age 64 while at Bay Lake.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
NOTE After their marriage, George and Joan rented an apartment, which had be
CONC en converted from a carriage house, behind a large home on Westminster A
CONC venue. I have the street address somewhere.
NOTE George and Joan rented this house when they moved to Willow Springs.
NOTE George and Joan moved to another rental house in Willow Springs in 1952
NOTE When George was transferred back to St. Louis, he and Joan bought this h
CONC ouse in Webster Groves.
 [S753] George Blistain