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George was a great source of encouragement when I was battling esophageal cancer. He and full of wit and humor. Mark Richardson


Posted by: Mark Joseph Richardson - Pattaya Thailand and Austin, TX - acquaintence   Jan 30, 2013

I am truly saddened to learn of George's passing. He was a wonderful, caring man with a keen sense of humor.( sometimes, a little ribald). My husband suffered from EC. George reached out to us immediately, providing support and laughter. He made my husband laugh when there was very little to smile about. I shall always love him for that. I am one of hundreds who felt George's loving, generous, and supportive nature. May he rest in peace. He did

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Posted by: Jackie Cocozza - Randolph,, NJ - Friend   Jan 30, 2013

In 1999 when my husband was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus, I "met" George in an online cancer group. He was so knowledgeable, encouraging, as he took the ride with us in our journey with cancer. He gave his time to phone, e-mail, and offer any kind of support he could.

He had a keen mind and an excellent sense of humor. He provided many good laughs in the midst of the struggle with the disease.

Godspeed, George. We will miss you.

Elaine Conner


Posted by: Elaine Conner - Garland, TX   Jan 30, 2013

I will miss knowing you are on this Earth, George. You were a kind, witty and very human guiding light in my esophageal cancer journey with my father. I will miss your compassion and your humor.


Posted by: Jill Kemock - Redlands, CA   Jan 30, 2013

Thanks for all your support to those sharing and esophageal cancer journey


Posted by: Barbara Emery - Philadelphia, PA - ec friend   Jan 30, 2013

I have lost a a very dear friend. We were both survivors of Esophageal Cancer and many times I would receive an encouraging e-mail from George when I was having some health problems. We exchanged jokes and many nostalgic stories. Many don't know that George was one of the original founders of the Esophageal Cancer List and spent many hours and phone calls to newly diagnosed EC patients or caregivers. I catch myself trying to e-mail him something I think

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Posted by: Jane Pickett - Madison, MS - Friend   Jan 30, 2013

George helped us through our journey with Esophageal Cancer. His sense of humor never failed to make us laugh. His private messages to us sustained us when things got bad with treatment. We will never forget you, George.
Rest in Peace.

Janet and Bob


Posted by: Janet Aand Bob Jankel - Burlington,, VT - friend   Jan 29, 2013

I truly loved everything about George. He was the real deal and will be greatly missed by those of us who really cared about him. His cousin, who is a physician, lives about 7 miles from me in the next township over, Dickinson Township. Rest in peace George. You deserve it.

Mickey Love


Posted by: Mickey Love - Newville, PA - Friend   Jan 29, 2013

This is truely the George we all new and loved for his humor and advice to those of us who, as he, had recovered from Esophageal Cancer. I know this is the same George we all knew as he and I had the same birthday February 26th. He was one year older than I and we joked about that and many more things during our 12 years of corresponding with one another. He will be dearly missed.


Posted by: Lee Hartman - Kamiah, ID - Friend   Jan 29, 2013

I was diagnosed 5 years ago with Esophogeal Cancer and jointed an EC group George was apart of. He was the most wonderful man to me - made me laugh and gave me hope every day to survive. He emailed me at times with great stories and great inspiration. I will truly miss George! Sure he is with the big guy in the sky sharing all his stories and experience of life! My condolences to his family.


Posted by: Diana Hahn - Cincinnati, OH - EC Survivor - just like George   Jan 29, 2013