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Catherine M. George, 83, of Winter Haven, Fla., a former Alden resident, died Saturday (June 16, 2001) in Palm Garden Nursing Home, Winter Haven, after an extended illness.

Born in Strykersville, the former Catherine Schlitz was married to Oliver J. George Sr., a carpenter, in 1941.

She lived in Alden for 25 years and, after residing in Getzville for a few years, she moved to Florida in 1977. Her husband died in 1993.

Surviving are three sons, Theodore of Poinciana, Fla., Thomas of Alden and Oliver Jr. of Orlando, Fla.; three daughters, Carol Smith of Buffalo, Barbara Wilson of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Marilyn Safiano of Miami; a sister, Maybelle Armbrust of Strykersville; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, 3854 Main St., Strykersville.


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