- December 23, 2016
- Fairfax, Virginia
of George's Passing
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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...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Jeffrey Cobb Snow (cousin) - NY
“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...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: A friend
“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...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Joan Kofalt - Wilton, NH
“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.
4 of 9 | Posted by: Jim Ward - Arlington, VA
“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...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Bill Mayall - Clifton, VA
“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...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Thomas Ryan - Oakton, VA
“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.
7 of 9 | Posted by: Christine Gibson
“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...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Gregory Keane Snow - Richmond, VA
“Joanne & family - I'm so sorry for your loss. George taught me so much about working within/around the limitations of MS.
9 of 9 | Posted by: Laura Bentley - Springfield, VA
Dr. McAleer passed away on Friday, December 23, 2016.
Dr. McAleer was a resident of Fairfax, Virginia at the time of passing.
George attended Holy Cross College for a year before transferring to the U.S. Naval Academy in 1954.
George was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force and went to pilot training. He flew B-47s in the Strategic Air Command and C-130s in Southeast Asia. He flew over 100 combat missions in Vietnam and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extracting Marines - and orphans - from Khe Sanh. He left active duty in 1969 and continued to serve in the Air Force Reserves where he later retired at the rank of Colonel.
Visitation will be held on Thursday Dec. 29 from 1-3PM and 6-8PM at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home 9902 Braddock Road Fairfax VA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday Dec. 30 at 10:30AM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church 5121 Woodland Way Annandale VA. Burial with full military honors will be held at Quantico National Cemetery 18424 Joplin Rd Triangle VA on Tuesday Jan 3 11AM.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Holy Cross Abbey at https:www.virginiatrappists.org.