George Latimer Obituary

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George Edward Latimer

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George Edward Latimer, age 75, died unexpectedly on March 2, 2013. United with Mary Gray, father to Scott and Tim, brother to Wilma, he leaves behind an extraordinary career, and family and friends who loved him and had hoped for more time. George was born May 18, 1937 in South Lyon, Michigan to Val Melvin and Beatrice Marie (Parks) Latimer and was raised on the family farm in Plainfield, Michigan. Hunting, fishing, and farm work filled his days. Not long after graduation from Stockbridge High School he began his work for the University of Michigan. George retired in 2012 after a storied fifty three year career that began in general...
George Edward Latimer, age 75, died unexpectedly on March 2, 2013. United with Mary Gray, father to Scott and Tim, brother to Wilma, he leaves behind an extraordinary career, and family and friends who loved him and had hoped for more time.
George was born May 18, 1937 in South Lyon, Michigan to Val Melvin and Beatrice Marie (Parks) Latimer and was raised on the family farm in Plainfield, Michigan. Hunting, fishing, and farm work filled his days. Not long after graduation from Stockbridge High School he began his work for the University of Michigan. George retired in 2012 after a storied fifty three year career that began in general construction, moved to electronics and engineering, and ended as a Research Project Engineer with the Department of Astronomy. At the University of Michigan Radio Astronomy Observatory, George was involved in many research initiatives and was internationally known throughout the radio astronomy community. His work lives on at the Peach Mountain observatory, which in many ways was his home.
Interests were wide and varied for George, from mechanical and electrical engineering to bowling, softball, and golf. He enjoyed traveling with Mary, including visits to PGA tournaments and fishing at Lake Worth Pier. George enjoyed baseball and University of Michigan sports.
George leaves Mary, who filled his life and added joy to each day. He also leaves his son Scott (wife Nancy), and grandchildren Ellianna and Oliver George as well as his son Tim, (wife Shannon), and granddaughters Olivia and Louisa. He will also be deeply missed by his sister Wilma Keiser (husband Don), as well as nieces Aldonna Raciborski, Jeanne Keiser, Linda Zenz, and Donald Keiser.
Visitation will be at Muehlig Funeral Chapel (403 S. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor) on Tuesday, March 5 from 5:00-8:00, with a celebration of life at 7:00.
George loved nature, and animals of all kinds. Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105 (734) 662-5585 (www.hshv.org)

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