George A. Frangos

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October 28, 1930 ˜ October 24, 2018

George was born in Portland, Oregon, and attended Milwaukie High School. After earning a diploma, he went in the US Coast Guard where he served on the east coast and met his bride to be, Mary U. Miller formerly of Springfield, MA. He finished his tour aboard “The Citrus” stationed in Alaska, as a Gunner’s Mate and earned a good Conduct Medal upon discharge.
He was first an apprentice pressman at The Oregonian newspaper in Portland, OR, then worked for the Columbian Newspaper for 40 years, rising from apprentice pressman to Vice President for Production.
He and his family lived in Vancouver, WA for 61 years, and in the South Cliff neighborhood for 40 years where together, George and Mary made many good friends and enjoyed their neighbors. In retirement he enjoyed gardening and travel with his wife.
The family remembers him as a loyal and devoted husband, father, and brother.
George is survived by devoted wife Mary (neé Miller) of 61 years; son, Scott Frangos of Vancouver, and sister Donna Jean Frangos of Milwaukie.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2018 between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., at Springwood Landing, 136th and Mill Plain, Vancouver, WA.
The family asks that those that wish to donate in memory of George, do so to the National Osteoporosis Society at
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Published in The Columbian on Oct. 30, 2018
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