George W. Gannon, 78
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BIDDEFORD -- George Washington Gannon V, 78, of Pool Street, died on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at a Biddeford health care facility.
He was born in Teaneck, N.J., on Oct. 25, 1932, the son of George Washington and Alva Sheridan Gannon IV. He was educated in Rutherford, N.J., and received his B.S. Degree from Fairleigh-Dickinson University and his master's degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. George served in the Coast Guard and worked as an electrical engineer for GTE Sylvania in Standish until his retirement. He obtained his black belt in Shotokan Karate at age 50.
George was an avid militaria collector and dealer. He was in the top 10 of authorities for World War II military memorabilia.
Survivors include his son, Mark Gannon, daughter, Suzanne Gannon; and brother, Thomas Jefferson Gannon.
A visiting hour will be held on Wednesday, May 4, at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Rd., Windham, from 10-11 a.m. A memorial service will follow at the chapel at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to:
World Wildlife Federation
P.O. Box 97180
Washington, D.C. 20090-7180
or to Animal Refuge League
P.O. Box 336
Westbrook, Maine 04098
Dolby Funeral Chapel
434 River Road Windham, ME 04062
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on May 1, 2011