MEREDITH — Ralph Emerson George, 66, of 208 Parade Road, passed away after a brief period of declining health at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Thursday, January 16, 2014. Ralph was predeceased by his wife, Tina, of 31 years in 2008 and a sister, Emily Vallee-Hamilton, in 2001.
Mr. George was born September 12, 1947 in Laconia, N.H., the son of the late Phyllis J. (Manning) and Charles E. George, Jr. He was a lifetime resident of Laconia, worked at the Belknap Mill, the Laconia State School, the Laconia Daily Sun and Meredith News and had been employed at the New Hampshire State Hospital and Glencliff House for thirty-eight years, retiring in 1993.
He loved his animals, cutting firewood, driving around on his golf cart and loved the outdoors.
He leaves behind his son, Karl George, and his wife, Mary, of Meredith; his sister, Polly Granger, and her husband, John, of Laconia and his younger sister, Nina Smith, and her husband, Wayne , of Belmont, N.H.
A graveside service for Ralph and Tina will be held in the spring at the Middleneck Cemetery, Moultonboro.
There will be no calling hours.
A Celebration of Life to share memories and stories will be held at the Wicwas Lake Grange Hall, 150 Meredith Center Road, Meredith, N.H. 03253 on Sunday January 26, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.