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SOUTHWELL - George Of North Tonawanda, NY and Fort Myers, FL, passed-on peacefully, surrounded by family on January 7, 2018 in Buffalo, NY at the age of 86. George is survived by his loving wife Marilyn; sons Bob (Brenda) of Vandalia, OH, Gary (Tricia) of Chelmsford, MA and Jim (Yvonne) of Long Grove, IL; his three grandchildren Jonathon (Erin), Sarah (Jacob) and Austin; sister-in-Laws' Sue Southwell and Mickey Punnett; as well as nephews Steve Southwell and Ken Punnett. He is preceded in death by parents Jane and Dan Southwell of Hamburg, NY. George was born on August 10, 1931 in Buffalo NY. He graduated from The College of William and Mary in 1953 with a Bachelor's in Business, followed by honorable service in the US Navy. George married Marilyn in 1958. After moving to Elmira NY, George began a lengthy and successful career in the paints and coatings business in sales and general management roles. George was accomplished in sales and was recognized in Pratt and Lambert's Golden Circle. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather- a personable individual who loved football and was passionate about the Buffalo Bills. George was a dedicated founding member of St. Albert's (now St. Jude's) Roman Catholic Church. He and Marilyn cherished their time with family at their cottage on Horseshoe Lake near Muskoka Ontario, and upon retiring, enjoyed spending each winter in Fort Myers. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, January 11th, at WATTENGEL FUNERAL HOME, 533 Meadow Dr., North Tonawanda from 3-7 PM with shared remembrances at 6 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM on Friday, January 12th, at St. Jude's Roman Catholic Church, North Tonawanda. All are welcome to attend and celebrate George's life. For those wishing to make a remembrance, donations to the Alzheimer's Association are much appreciated. The family would like to thank George's neighbors and the Staff of MICU at Buffalo General Hospital for heroic efforts, comforting care and dedication. Online guest registry at

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