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George, born in Plainfield, NJ, on March 24, 1947, passed away due to a malignant neoplasm of the brain on September 22, 2021.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Betty Garzon Schryver. When George and Betty got married, he had an instant family, two stepsons, daughters in law and grandchildren. He is predeceased by his mother Ruth Covi Schryver and brother, Whitney. Schryver. George served in the Army from 1967 to 1969 spending one year in Vietnam.
Prior to retiring in Arizona, George taught diesel mechanics at Lincoln Technical Institute, Middlesex County Vo-Tech and Somerset County Vo-Tech, all in New Jersey. Additionally, he volunteered as an EMT for the Manville Rescue Squad, NJ.
George was a man of many talents and interests who was known by many in the Sun City West community. He was fun to be with and fun to work with.
George was the go to person when things needed to be done like setting up garage sale tables, lifting heavy equipment, fixing irrigation problems or making excellent meals for P.E.O. (a woman’s organization) that Betty is actively involved in and one he wholly supported. He was a fantastic chef; his food was renowned. George took pride in his yearly outdoor Christmas decorations, which were admired by neighbors and young visitors, his outdoor trains and trolley was one of the main attractions.
George and Betty travelled all over the world as well as throughout the United States. On one of their trips to Key West, FL., he entered the Ernest Hemingway look-a-like contest, a yearly event in Key West. His beard rivaled that of Ernest.
Unlike many of his friends in Sun City West, George did not golf but was very involved in Speedword RC Flyers club where he enjoyed flying his radio-controlled planes and offering his services whenever needed.
George has left us in body, but his spirit is alive and well with so many. So long for now and thanks for being so special to so many.