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Dr. George Roden McAleer, Jr.

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I will be keeping cousin George and the entire McAleer family in my thoughts tomorrow as he is laid to rest with full military honors. As the Hillsdale NJ article captioned with picture of George in his decorated uniform "Local Hero receives Medal for Bravery" ... that article was kept by my Mom & Dad and family in VA and every time I wondered how George was doing that article and photo was always so vivid. George and his character

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Posted by: Jeffrey Cobb Snow (cousin) - Rochester, NY   Jan 02, 2017

Joanne: Like Bill Mayall I served with George at ICAF and like everybody else on the faculty and staff loved George. He was the epitome of a gentleman with a huge heart and great wisdom. We both were in the C-130 Wings during the Vietnam War and use to swap stories endlessly.George made a difference.

Alan Gropman

Posted by: A friend   Jan 01, 2017

Dear Joanne, George, Chris & Pat, Your loss is heavens gain! I pray you find comfort in knowing just how many lives George touched. He was one of the best men I've ever known. I remember meeting him at a McDonalds one day to catch up and as I was telling him a personal story I looked up at him and saw that he had tears rolling down his cheeks. He had great empathy, great joy and was a wonderful

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Posted by: Joan Kofalt - Wilton, NH   Dec 29, 2016

George was an inspiration for us on the team for the Men's 123 Cursillo Weekend. He was wonderful to work with. Sorry to hear of his passing.

Posted by: Jim Ward - Arlington, VA   Dec 29, 2016

I taught with George for a number of years at the Industrial College. He was a great mentor and colleague. Never met anyone with a more positive spirit. More importantly, was the example George set for all of us as a Christian. He was a leader in our weekly bible study sessions and the most inclusive person I have ever met. My condolences to the family. George made the world a better place. RIP, my friend.

Posted by: Bill Mayall - Clifton, VA   Dec 28, 2016

Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of George. He was my rector on the 81st Mens Cursillo. He changed my understanding of Christ along with our table leader, Ed Haydash, and my fellow Five Magi. George was very special and now he sings for the Lord he taught us to love so much. Until we meet again, brother.

Posted by: Thomas Ryan - Oakton, VA   Dec 27, 2016

I've only known George a couple of years here at Greenspring, but oh, what a difference he has made on my own testimony for Christ.

Posted by: Christine Gibson    Dec 27, 2016

Joanne and Family, keeping you in our prayers with the passing of my cousin George. I was at the end of the line of all cousins and did not get to see George often, however, I heard numerous people speak so highly of him for many years. I knew uncle George and aunt Jodie and all I can say is that your George seemed to embody all the best of his parents. I can't think of a better compliment. The

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Posted by: Gregory Keane Snow - Richmond, VA   Dec 27, 2016

Joanne & family - I'm so sorry for your loss. George taught me so much about working within/around the limitations of MS.

Posted by: Laura Bentley - Springfield, VA   Dec 27, 2016