George Story

Obituary of George R. Story

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George R. Story Jr. Vernon-George R. Story Jr., age 92, of State Rt. 31 passed away unexpectedly Tuesday November 10, 2015 in the Oneida Healthcare Center shortly after his admission. He was born on June 21, 1923 in Schenectady, New York, son of the late George R. and Helen (Tallman) Story and was a graduate of Vernon High School. George worked at Savage Arms in Utica until enlisting with the U.S. Navy on December 7, 1942 where he served until December 11, 1945. On April 29, 1944, George and Dorothea DeFrees were united in marriage in Houston, Texas and the couple shared this loving union until Dorothea's death on September 9, 2015. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, George worked many jobs including Story's TV and Radio Repair, Story's Appliances, Ward and Story Machine Shop, Vernon Downs, and Town of Vernon Assessor. The job he enjoyed the most was his career as a ski instructor at Snow Ridge Ski Resort in Turin where he instructed skiers until the age of 90. George also enjoyed tennis, fishing, water skiing on Delta Lake, white water rafting, traveling to Florida in the spring and fall so he could be back up north in the snow season to instruct skiers. His love for skiing took him around the world to ski. George is survived by his one son and daughter-in-law, George and Sally Story of Oneida, a granddaughter, Jennifer Story, also of Oneida, two great-grandchildren, Darian Eaton and Nevaeh Randel, sister Sally Rowe of Savannah, GA, many nieces and nephews, and a special niece Eileen Sinclair. There will be no calling hours or services for George. Private burial will be at the family's convenience on the Story family plot in Maple Grove Cemetery, Vernon, New York. In memory of George donations may be sent to the Vernon Fire Department, P.O. Box 773, Vernon, New York, 13476. Online condolences may be sent to
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Maple Grove Cemetery
Rt. 5
Vernon, New York, United States
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