George Santayana, at the age of 90, passed away on January 5, 2019.
George was born in Providence, Rhode Island and came to Jacksonville when stationed at NAS Jax with the Navy. He retired from US Gypsum Corp after 36 years.
After retirement he enjoyed boating, fishing, and riding his Harley. He was also a musician entertaining us all with his piano playing talent.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years Ann Santayana, children Lisa Santayana Pelkey and George G Santayana, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Friday 1 PM January 18, 2019 in Evergreen Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Evergreen Funeral Home & Crematory 4535 Main Street Jacksonville, Florida 32206 (904) 353-3649.
I AM SORRY I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BE THERE FOR THE SERVICE. GEORGE ALWAYS HAD A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART AND IS THE ONLY REASON I CAME TO WORK FOR USG OVER 41 YEARS AGO. I ALWAYS USE WHAT HE TAUGHT MY TO ALL THE EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE WORKED FOR ME. BEST TO YOU ANN AND YOUR FAMILY.
Ann, Lisa, George and Jim, I am so saddened to hear of George’s passing. He was a mentor, confidant, counselor and true friend to me. Such amazing memories and great stories I hold dear today.
On Jax trips i tried to locate him to hook up, but never was able. I loved the man.
Ann, I bett you still so beautiful. My heart goes out to you and Lisa, and George.
I truly believe he knew our Lord amd now is seated in heaven. Blessings to all of you
I just learned about George’s passing today. I was listening to my son (20) playing the piano and thought about George when I saw this post. He loved playing the piano and like so many other things he did, he did it with purpose and energy, smiling the whole time. He was an inspiration for me while with USG in Jacksonville and the best mentor I could have asked for. His sense of humor and directness allowed all who worked with him to grow and know exactly what needed to be done. We all have George stories we will hold always remember and share with our friends. All the best to Ann and the family. God bless you all.