He spent six terms at Princeton in the V-12 program, majored in psychology and chemistry, and won the Pyne Prize. After two years at medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, he graduated from both college and medical school in June 1950.
He was on active duty in the Korean War. Then he started a medical-surgical practice of almost 50 years in different locations throughout Monmouth County, N.J.
George pioneered successful male and female transsexual surgery. With his nurse (and second wife, whom he married in 1994) Gloria, they provided the difficult, challenging aftercare and counseling required for those patients both within society and in the medical caregiving community, despite prejudice and discrimination.
He retired to Stuart, Fla., in 1995, where he died May 7, 2017, seven weeks after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. George and his first wife, Barbara (Fellows), divorced in 1975. Their four children survive him. Gloria and her four children also survive him.