Hamden- Edward Thomas George, Ph. D, 81, of Edgemere Rd., loving husband of Madelyn Shia George for 52 years, passed away March 16, 2007 after a brief illness. He was born in North Adams, MA, December 27, 1925, son of the late Elias and Sarah Joseph George and was a Hamden resident since 1961. Dr. George was a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Chemical Engineering. He was awarded a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Yale University in 1955. While at WPI he was a member of Theta Kappa Phi and Pi Delta Epsilon fraternities and was listed in "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities." At Yale he was a member of Alpha Chi Sigma and the national scientific honorary society Sigma Xi. He also was an accomplished trumpet player, and in college formed his own dance band "The Eddie George Band". His illustrious career spanned 5 decades and included employment at B.F. Goodrich in Avon Lake, OH, Scientific Design in NY, NY, Quantum in Wallingford, CT, Founder and President of Connecticut Scientific Center, in New Haven, CT, and tenured Professor and Director of the Computer Science Department at the University of New Haven, and later retired as Professor Emeritus. He was a communicant of St. Rita Church and served as Lector and Cantor, and loved singing in the Choir. He was a Parish Council President and served as President of the St. Rita Home School Assoc. Dr. George was also a member of SPEBSQA for many years, and enjoyed singing in a Barbershop Quartet. For the past 20 years, he was Secretary of the New Haven Kiwanis Club. He truly loved his family and enjoyed Sunday family gatherings. His favorite pastime was doing the daily crossword, and he was an avid Red Sox fan. In addition to his wife Madelyn, he is survived by four sons and their spouses; Thomas George and Christine, Stephen George, Gary George and Susan, all of Hamden, Christopher George and Marci of Sunnyside, NY, and 6 grandchildren; Kurt, Scott and Dana George, Paul and Erik George and Anthony Teague. He was predeceased by four sisters; Amy Ferris, Bessie Pularo, Mary Nassif and Freeda Simon, and three brothers; George George, Alfred George and E. George. Funeral Servcies at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN, Monday, March 19, at 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Rita Church at 10 a.m. Friends may call Sunday from 4-8 p.m. Interment in All Saints Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Rita School, 1601 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517.

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  1. Dad, we love you and miss you. We will always remember your love, kindness, and generosity. Please remember us to God in Heaven as you continue your journey through life.

  2. Dear Ed, We were so blessed to have the opportunity to share so many wonderful times with you, Madelyn and the children. We will miss you so very much. Sending our love and prayers. Lary and Barb Teague

  3. Dear George Family, Dr. George changed the course of my life. I will forever be in his debt. He was a selfless, humble, talented, and brilliant man who constantly sought ways to help others and make others happy. The world was indeed made better by this great and wonderful man. I mourn his passing with you. Please accept my condolences.

  4. Dear Mrs. George and family, I had the great pleasure of meeting Ed at a recent UNH commencement where a one-time student of his, Tom Lewis, received an honorary degree. Tom was so pleased to see Ed and commented in his speech how much Ed had helped him in achieving his dream. I was honored to be the person sitting next to Ed and seeing his delight in being mentioned by Tom. Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of a very special person. Virginia Zawoy, UNH

  5. Dear Mrs. George, Many years ago I had the pleasure of meeting and working for Dr. George at the Ct. Scientific Center. He was a truly kind and giving person and I always remembered him, I was so sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Most sincerely, Judy Maraucci

  6. Dr. George was my teacher, my mentor, my friend. I am forever thankful for what he had taught me and the opportunities he gave me, I will remember him for his generosity and his kindness. We will miss him. Our condolences to Madelyn and the family. Mark, Nancy and Adam Weber

  7. Ed was our first cousin. We loved him and will always remember him for his wonderful sense of humor and his loving ways.May God bless him and may he have eternal rest.

  8. Madelyn, Thomas, Stephen, Gary & Christopher Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.We are sure he is with Frank now and they are talking about the Red Sox. They had alot of laughs together. Betty and Family

  9. Mrs. George, Just wanted to let you know that I kept your family in my thoughts and prayers this weekend. I read about your husband he was truly a remarkable man. He will be missed. Please share my condolences with your family. Don’t forget to stop by and say Hello. Carol Lukaszek

  10. My most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family of Dr.George. His loss can not be expressed in words,as one will always remember his kind demeanor,that warmed everyone’s heart. With kind sympathy,Mark Lampel

  11. The family of Ed George should be so proud of him. He was one of UNH’s quiet treasures. I was acquainted with Ed and each time I was in his presence he was a genuine gentlemen and all around nice guy. I know he was greatly respected here and UNH benefited from his expertise. I am sure he is honoring them upstairs with his pleasant nature. Michele Norman Researcher UNH/West Haven, CT

  12. To all the Georges–especially Madelyn I am remembering all the years we (Joe and I) have known each other–through good times and bad–and I have to remember mostly all the welcomes I have had to come into your home and celebrate special occasions with you. Love, Fran

  13. To the George Family My sincere condolences to you. Doc was my teacher and I had the pleasure of working for him at the UNH computer center for the four years I was there. He taught me more about life than any other person I have come across. He always had a smile on his face and good word for anyone.

  14. To the George Family: I will remember Mr. George’s friendly face and that he was a good friend to my father. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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