George G. Staimer (93) died peacefully at his home November 15, 2018 under the care of Hospice Savannah, surrounded by his adored wife Carole Staimer and children Marcia Staimer, husband Elliot Dalberg, Marc Staimer, wife Alisa Blum and their children, George and Carole’s granddaughters, Julia and Gina.
He was born On July 19,1925 to Alexander and Lillian in New York City and grew up during the worst years of the depression. As did most children of this era, he often had a job after school and would do anything to help his parents who worked 7 days a week to keep their small business survive these tough times.
He had vivid memories of pre-WW II America and how abruptly the world changed after the Pearl Harbor attack. He was completing his Junior year in High School at that time. After graduation and a year of college, he entered the Army and 9 months later was on UTAH Beach in NORMANDY, France. He fought thru most of the French campaign before being seriously wounded. The rest of the war was spent in Army hospitals in England and the U.S.A. He was awarded 2 Bronze Stars for Bravery and Meritorious Service plus the Purple Heart.
The war ended in August 1945. Four months later, 17 months after he was severely wounded, George received his discharge. He then returned to college and earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the College of the City of New York.
After graduating he started as a design engineer for a division of Fairchild Aviation. He worked on guided missiles in their early years. Then he moved on to automatic zipper machinery. During the next 30 years he earned his way to become Vice President of Manufacturing for Parker Kalon division of G.A.T.X. and the Bates Manufacturing Co. (formerly part of The Thomas Edison Company.) Along the way he acquired a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University in N.Y.C.
After a brief retirement he started a Consulting Career. After 17 fruitful and interesting years self-employed, plus a brief engagement with the United States Census bureau, he retired for good. The most important thing that happened in his life took place in 1952. He met and fell in love with the beautiful Carole Green. He married her within 6 months before she could change her mind. They produced 2 great children and had a fabulous marriage of 66 years.
George always had an understated intellect and a dry sense of humor. He very much enjoyed a good joke or story and loved to laugh especially at himself. All who knew him loved him. He will be missed terribly.
Burial, with military honors, will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
A Celebration of Life will be held December 10, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 o’clock at the Marshes of Skidaway Island ballroom. Parking is available at the Skidaway Island Methodist Church. The Marshes of Skidaway Island will be operating a courtesy shuttle.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital @ www.stjude.org or Hospice Savannah @ https://www.hospicesavannah.org.