Georgina Marian Pfaendtner, age 90, of Clinton Township, Michigan, passed away peacefully after a short illness with her loving son at her side.
Georgina was born at home on February 4,1930 to Edward and Sylvia Gross in Hazel Park, Michigan and later grew up in Detroit. She studied drafting at Cass Tech and worked for a brief time as a draftsman for Michigan Bell and later at Giffels and Rosetti where she fell in love and became engaged to her future husband, William Pfaendtner. They were married on May 14, 1955 and were inseparable up until his death in 1999. They were the proud, loving parents of Michael and Christopher.
Georgina was very loving and gave freely of her time, volunteering as a room mother for too many classroom holiday parties to count, as well as a cub scout leader. She also served as a volunteer at St. Joseph Hospital for many years. She was very creative cake decorator, as well as a Halloween costume designer extraordinaire, making numerous costumes for her grandchildren, friend's children as well as costumes for a number of school plays.
Georgina seemed to make friends wherever she went. It was not uncommon for her to strike up conversations with strangers while waiting in line at the grocery store. She considered herself fortunate to have a number of lifelong friends, with some of those friendships lasting over 60 years.
Georgina was a stylish dresser who possessed a keen wit and a fine sense of humor. She was also a good sport, indulging her son Michael when he would ask to photograph her striking silly poses when they were out in public. In her free time she enjoyed gardening, reading and popping bubble wrap. The woman LOVED her bubble wrap...
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and was predeceased by her loving husband William Pfaendtner and youngest son Christopher (Kate) Pfaendtner. She is survived by her son Michael (Patti) Pfaendtner, grandsons Joel (Sara) Pfaendtner, Trevor (Elizabeth) Pfaendtner, Maxwell (Ashley) Pfaendtner and Claire Pfaendtner and great-grandchildren Grace, Cory, Adrian and Genevieve. She was also considered a beloved second mother to Josie Jermolowicz, Suzanne Graleski and Janine Becker-Meldrum and was “Aunt Georgie” to Miranda and Lexi Graleski as well as Jacob Meldrum.
Visitation will take place on Sunday, May 31 from 10 - 2PM. Funeral Service at 2PM. Burial at Resurrection Cemetery at 10:30 on Monday, June 1st.
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