Michael Shady George, 82 of Cedar Rapids, Iowa passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will take place from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, January 28th at St. George Eastern Orthodox Church, where there will be a Trisagion service at 7:00 PM. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, January 29th at St George Eastern Orthodox Church in Cedar Rapids, officiated by Father Fred Shaheen. Burial will follow at St. George Cemetery with military honors.
Michael was born August 1, 1937 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa the son of Shady and Bahea (Abodeely) George. He served honorably in the United States Navy from 1954 to 1958. Michael enjoyed his time in the Navy and greatly enjoyed travelling the world during his service to his country. He worked in sales in various businesses in Cedar Rapids. Michael was an active member of St. George Eastern Orthodox Church, Cedar Rapids. He enjoyed boating, traveling, trains, french fries, Saturday morning breakfast gang and spending time with his family. Michael will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Michael is survived by his children, Bret (Michelle) George, children Mikyla and Avery of Missoula, MT; and, Chris George, children Caleb and Tessa of Cedar Rapids; Stephen Bonney of Tennessee; a brother, Nick (Cheryl) George of Cedar Rapids, IA; a sister, Sandy (Fares) Issa of Cedar Rapids, IA; significant other, Sylvia Stephens of Cedar Rapids, IA; as well as many loving extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Andrew George.
The family would like to thank Sylvia Stephens and Jay McAtee for their love, support and tender care given to Michael.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the St. George Scholarship Fund: https://www.stgeorgecedarrapids.org/scholarships