Life Story / Obituary
Formerly of North Muskegon, MI, George passed away peacefully at the age of 89 on February 15, 2021. George was born May 23, 1931 in Muskegon, MI, the son of Chris and Katheryn Dendrinos. He graduated from Muskegon Heights High School in 1949, attended community college, and then enlisted in the United States Air Force. After serving in the military he completed his education at Michigan State University. George married Janice Weber on June 28, 1952 and they returned to North Muskegon, MI where he began his career working at Weber Lumber Company. He eventually purchased the business and operated Weber Lumber Company for over 30 years.
Before and after retirement, he found much joy in golfing, playing gin rummy, going to the beach, picking blueberries, enjoying a slice of pie, and spending winters in The Villages, FL. His delightful humming was a constant, as was his adventurous driving. George was well known in the community and well liked. His smile would light up the room and make everyone around him feel special. George’s greatest sense of accomplishment and pride was his family. He especially enjoyed the big holiday dinners or events that brought all the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren together.
Surviving George are his wife of 68 years, Janice; twin sister, Georgia Zorn; sisters-in law: Dorothy Dendrino and Judith Brogren; children: Heidi (Bob) Sheehan, Wendi (Randy) Verlin, Judi (Mike) Hogan, and George (Sally) Dendrinos; grandchildren: Justin (Bethany) Sheehan, Angela (Craig) Stockman, Maureen Verlin, Madelyn (Ryan) Van Tassel, Marjorie Verlin, Mark (Emily) Hogan, Katie Hogan, and Trey Dendrinos; 10 great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his siblings: Michael (Barb) Dennos, Peter (Peggy) Dendrinos, Speros “Bud” Dendrino, Angell "Ange" Dennis, Angeline (Bob) White, and Athena (Joe) Gabriel; and brother-in-law, Charles Zorn. The family would like to thank the staff of Northwoods Village of Kalamazoo for their loving, respectful, and dignified care. They enriched his life as well as ours.
Private interment with military honors will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery on April 2, 2021. Visit George’s personal webpage at www.BetzlerLifeStory.com where you are able to archive a favorite memory or photo and sign his online guestbook. Arrangements by Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 375-2900.