George Hoadley Shapter Jr.

George Hoadley Shapter Jr.

Birth
Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 21 Dec 2009 (aged 86)
Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
Burial Westerville, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
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George H. Shapter Jr., 86, former Worthington city manager, passed away Dec. 21 in Prescott, Ariz. George was born in 1923 in Erie, Pa., to George H. Sr. and Nellie Mae (Ainsworth) Shapter; preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Mary (Andrews) Shapter, and brothers John, Paul, Robert, Alan and David. Survived by sons Mark (Susan), of Prescott, and Robert (Barbara) and Peter of Columbus; grandchildren Christina and Amanda, of Arizona, and Breanna, Miranda and Benjamin of Columbus; and nieces and nephews.

George served as Worthington city manager 1966-74. He earlier had served the city as a police officer, safety director and finance director. He was city manager of Washington Court House, Ohio, 1975-78 and retired from the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation in 1984. After serving in the U.S. Army (1943-45) in the Pacific during World War II, he graduated from Ohio State University in business administration.

A lifelong drummer, George especially treasured his years in the OSU Marching Band and alumni band and playing in the band, orchestra and Dixieland group of the Aladdin Shrine Temple in Columbus. He also was a member of New England Lodge No. 4, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Worthington Shrine Club, Washington Court House Shrine Club, Royal Order of Jesters and El Bekal Shrine Temple in Anaheim, Calif.

George enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, photography, collecting cars, driving his RV and rooting for the OSU Buckeyes. Visiting hours 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, followed by a brief memorial service, at Newcomer Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, 3047 E. Dublin-Granville Rd. (Rt. 161). Burial at 10 a.m. Jan. 14 in Blendon Central Cemetery, 6330 S. Hempstead Rd., Westerville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Best Care Home, 3494 N. Victor Rd., Prescott Valley, AZ 86314; or Hospice Family Care, 3195 Stillwater Dr., Suite B, Prescott, AZ 86305.

Dad had once told me that he had a vision. A vision of the day he would pass away.

He told me, on more than one occasion, that when his time came, he wanted to be on the football field of the Ohio State Buckeye stadium while performing in the OSU Buckeye Alumni Band.

He wanted to be the one to "dot the I" in the band script formation spelling out "Ohio". It was then and there that he wanted to expire ... right on the field while "dotting the I " Dad did have a sense of humor !



  • Created by: Pete Shapter
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Hoadley Shapter Jr. (21 Aug 1923–21 Dec 2009), Find a Grave Memorial no. 45687771, citing Blendon Central Cemetery, Westerville, Franklin County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Pete Shapter (contributor 46599427) .