Born in Philadelphia, George graduated from Millbrook School, spent three years at Princeton, where he majored in basic engineering and was a member of Cap and Gown, and then earned a bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon in 1954. He went on to serve for two years in the Army Signal Corps, stationed in Rocheforte, France.
After leaving the Army and marrying Radcliffe graduate Alice Potts, George launched his career in New York City solving problems for others in corporate America with McKinsey and Co. Deciding that owning the problem was better than advising, he moved on to be general manager at Exide Batteries, Duracell, and then his own venture, Westerly Management.
In retirement George and Alice moved to Freeport, Maine, where he became deeply involved in programs aimed at children with special needs, especially 7- to 10-year-olds who had suffered severe abuse. He also oversaw the Angel Tree gifts for children at St. Bartholomew’s Church, advocated for recovering alcoholics securing housing through Oxford House, and served on the board of trustees of the Maine College of Art.
George was predeceased by his wife, Alice. He is survived by his children, Philip ’81, Nancy, and David; and six grandchildren.