George E. Gollenberg, 87, of Newtown, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 6, at the Lutheran Home in Southbury. He was born in Bridgeport, the son of Albert, Sr, and Marie (Schweitzer) Gollenberg.
He was predeceased by his wife, Rosemarie (Blankmeister) Gollenberg, whom he met in Sunday School; his brother, Albert, Jr; and sister, Marie “Sis” Komm.
He is survived by his loving family: sons, Gary, Sr, (Linda) and Glenn (Donna), and daughter, Gale. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Brian (Audra), Gary, Jr, (Elizabeth), Andrew (Danielle), and Lisa; along with great-grandchildren, Grace, Ryan, Brooke, Owen, Taylor, and Jake. He also leaves behind a large family of cousins, nieces, and nephews.
George graduated from Zion Lutheran School, Central High School, Bullard Haven Technical School, and Bridgeport Engineering Institute.
He was employed for 47 years at the Eaton Corporation as drafting manager, working on the design of equipment for aircraft, missiles, and nuclear Navy vessels.
He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict in the Transportation Corps.
He and his wife, Rosemarie, built their house in Newtown with the help of family and friends. They loved their flower and vegetable gardens.
He was a volunteer fireman for many years, was involved in scouting, held many positions on his church council, and sang in the church choir. George and Rosemarie loved to travel, visiting relatives in Germany, and made many other trips around the world. Other interests included hunting, fishing, and clamming.
He and his wife were devout Lutherans as members of Zion (Bridgeport), Immanuel (Danbury), and founding members of Christ the King (Newtown).
Funeral Service will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 85 Mt Pleasant Road, Newtown on Tuesday, September 10, at 11 am. Calling Hours are Monday, September 9, from 5 to 8 pm, at Honan Funeral Home, Main Street, Newtown.
In lieu of flowers, George requested that donations be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 85 Mt Pleasant Road, Newtown.