GENEVA — George Michael Abraham Morwood, 93, died of heart failure Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at Geneva General Hospital, with his grandson, Gregory Patrick, at his bedside, after a brief illness.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Palmisano-Mull Funeral Home LLC, 28 Genesee St., Geneva. Masonic members of the Ark Lodge No. 33 and Geneva Lodge No. 965 will meet at the funeral home at 6:30 p.m. for a Masonic service at 7 p.m. Trisagion prayers will be held at 7:30 p.m.
An Orthodox funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Geneva, with the Very Rev. Fr. Gregory Murphy officiating.
Burial will follow in Little Church Cemetery in Stanley, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, 98 Genesee St., Geneva, NY 14456.
George was born Feb. 23 at home in Winooski, Vt., and was a son of the late Michael Abraham and Zahia Elizabeth (George) Morwood.
He was married Feb. 24, 1946, to Emily Elizabeth (Khoury) Morwood at Church of Messiah in Glens Falls, N.Y.
George graduated from Winooski High School and attended University of Vermont, from which he earned a degree in mechanical engineering.
He worked at General Electric Co. in Hudson Falls, N.Y., before moving to Fort Worth, Texas, to work for Ben Hogan Co.
In retirement, he worked in property management at One Franklin Square and with cattle at Elmwood Farms. George served as a mason at Warrensburgh Lodge No. 425 in Warrensburg, N.Y.
Brave and fearless, he was a highly decorated war hero. Among his many medals and citations was a Silver Star in the Army Air Force during World War II as a B17 ball turret gunner. George earned another Silver Star and two Purple Hearts in the Korean conflict as a forward observer for the Army.
George enjoyed inventing ways to make jobs more efficient. His inventions included an Expandable Slip Joint Nut, a Shedeyah Pasta Cutter, a Mailbox Flagger and, just this summer, a Do-It-Yourself Air Compressor. He was an unselfish servant of others and a faithful servant of God. His greatest love was for his family. George was an active member of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church and belonged to its Order of St. Ignatius, Chancel Guild and the Buildings and Grounds Committee. He also belonged to American Legion, Korean War Veterans and Masons Warrensburg Lodge No. 425.
He is survived by his wife, Emily “Moonie” Morwood of Geneva; daughters, Linda (David) Patrick of Geneva and Kathryn ( John Yongyut) Sianan of Arlington, Texas; son, George Michael (Ann) Morwood of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, David Michael (Rebecca) Patrick, Gregory (Veronica) Patrick, Michael Sianan, Marcus Sianan, Rhett (Erica) Miller, Ross (Kara) Miller and Christi (Mark) Dammert; great-grandchildren, Ella Miller, Caleb Miller, Presley Miller, Maxwell Miller, Soleil Miller, Celeste Dammert and Danny George Dammert; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. His St. Michael’s Orthodox Church family was very dear to him.
George was preceded in death by his parents and brothers and sisters-in-law, Nicholas A. and Alice Morwood, James and Genevieve Morwood and Abraham Morwood.
Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.palmfh.com.