George died Sept. 9, 2021, in Englewood, Colo., of injuries suffered in a fall. He had been a resident of Denver for almost 50 years, enjoying the casual and informal Colorado lifestyle, and regularly hiking in the nearby mountains.

George grew up in Scarsdale and attended the Millbrook School, where he was active as a member of the glee club and dramatics club. He loved Princeton for setting him on a path to a lifetime of involvement in music and theater. He acted in Theatre Intime and was a Triangle cast member all four years, starring in Enter Venus and A Different Kick. George ate at Cloister Inn and majored in psychology. 

In the summer of 1968, George traveled around the world with his Triangle castmate and classmate David Waud on a two-month trip to more than 15 countries. George’s graduation from Princeton followed that of his father, George Cowen ’40. 

George earned a master’s degree in communications from the University of Denver in 1975 and worked for many years in audio and visual production for the Gates Corp. Music and theater remained an important part of his life in Denver. He sang with several choruses, including the Aspen Music Festival, Bravo! Vail, and the Colorado Symphony (whose chorus he joined as a charter member in 1984). He also enjoyed tutoring in the Denver public schools.

George is remembered by family and friends for his warm, gentle personality. He is survived by his brother, Peter, and his niece, Elizabeth Tarleton Sutherland ’05, to whom the class expresses its sincere sympathy. 

Undergraduate Class of 1969