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Obituary for George D. Fee Jr.

George Daniel Fee, Jr. of Nyack, N.Y., died peacefully on July 1, 2018 at the age of 83.
George was born on June 1, 1935, in Nyack Hospital, to George D., Sr. and Mildred (Colligan) Fee. He grew up on College Avenue in Nanuet along with his siblings Mary Ellen, Fred and Ray, and graduated from the New York Military Academy in 1953. George joined the Army in 1956, and received an appointment to the Army language school (now called the Defense Language Institute/Foreign Language Center) in Monterey, California. He was later stationed in Helsinki, Finland for over two years. George was fluent in Russian and Finnish and had a great ear and love for languages that he enjoyed his entire life. George later went on to work for Orange and Rockland Utilities for 30 years, retiring in 1997.
George is survived by his beloved wife Ruth (nee Kosel), children Christopher of Ossining, and daughter Laurie of New York City. He is predeceased by his eldest son, George D., Fee III. He is survived by his four cherished grandchildren, Courtney, Brenden, Alex and Bitsy, and daughters-in-law Donna and Robyn, along with loving nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. George and Ruth lived the majority of their 55 years together in Nyack where he was an active, enthusiastic member of the community, whether though Rotary, Nyack Red and Black club or the American Legion.
George was a great lover of food, history, music and sports. In the early years of their retirement, he especially enjoyed extensive travel to Western Europe and Scandinavia with Ruth. He was a warm, generous and bright spirit who liked nothing more than to be surrounded by those he loved. He will be missed.
Visiting hours will be heldon Thursday, July 5, 2018 from 2 PM to 4 PM and 7 PM to 9 PM at the Hannemann Funeral Home in Nyack. A funeral service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church in Nyack on July 6th at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in memory of his son, George D. Fee III, to the Joe Raso Hospice/United Hospice of Rockland.
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