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George Harvey

April 14, 1940 — August 2, 2019

George M. Harvey, 79, of Tempe, Arizona passed away suddenly on August 2, 2019 in Sedona, Arizona. He was born in Auburn, New York on April 14, 1940, the fourth of six children to Ruth Mae (Ingram) and Harry Edward Harvey. After graduation from Horsehead High School, he enlisted in the United States Army and served at Fort Hauchuca, Arizona and Greenland as a meteorologist.


While working full time and raising a family, George completed both his Bachelor and Masters Degrees. Throughout his life he held many diverse professional positions including a Deputy Sheriff of Schuyler County, New York; a Chemist for the Salt River Project in Paige and Phoenix, Arizona; Superintendent of the Reverse Osmosis Treatment Facility for the City of Chandler, Arizona; and, Adjunct Faculty for the Gila County Community College, Payson, Arizona.


George is survived by his spouse, Carol; his sister, Karen Durfey and her husband Wayne; five sons John and his partner Gail, Richard and his wife Emma, Robert and his wife Janice, Alan and his wife Denise, and Paul and his wife Nancy; eight grandchildren; and, two great grandchildren.


After a final retirement in 2006, George enjoyed the companionship of his loving dogs; working out at the gym daily; and, following his favorite football and baseball teams.


His welcoming smile and gentle spirit will be missed greatly.

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