George Morgenstern

Obituary of George Morgenstern

Harold “George” Morgenstern, age 87 passed away peacefully at his home in Nokomis, FL on February 23, 2024.
George was born on October 27, 1936 to David and Rose Morgenstern.
He is survived by his wife Mary Ann Korbas Morgenstern; brother Joseph Morganstern (Colleen); sister Kristine Shindeldecker; daughters Rose Wagner (Scott) of Mansfield, OH and Charlene Coyne (Kevin) of Ashland, OH; grandchildren Mark Daugherty (Amber), Nicholas Daugherty (Samantha), and Katie Wagner; great grandchildren Landon, Andrew and Connor Daugherty, Layla and Dylan Daugherty, and Rylan and Jacob Davis and a great, great grandson Khalani.
A lifelong resident of the Mansfield, Ohio area, George after retirement from Ohio State University Mansfield moved to Nokomis, FL where he and the love of his life of 65 years, his wife Mary Ann have enjoyed their retirement. He lived life to the fullest thorough simple pleasures; taking care of his garden, home and talking with friends and family. Whenever he had the chance you would find him on the Gulf waters or at the pier fishing with his Florida friend Jimmy Bois sharing their fish stories.
As a very young man, he learned to work hard. An early entrepreneur, running a wholesale bait business in Mansfield and operating a bait and tackle shop near Charles Mill Lake.
Some of his greatest joys came from spending time with his family and grandkids. He was a good father, who was always there for his daughters and did his best to teach and guide them. He loved the outdoors. Whether it was coaching his grandson Kevin’s, Little League baseball team, hunting or fishing or a family cookout, he took an active role in all their lives. He especially enjoyed early morning breakfast in the “duck blind” with grandsons Mark and Nick waiting for the ducks to fly in.
There were many stories to be told around the kitchen table with his lifelong friend Jerry Cicoloni from their childhood shenanigans to all their nights in the woods hunting. Memories that we will all cherish.
George had very strong values and opinions, was strong willed and stubborn, but he had an enormous heart and was well like by many. He had his way of connecting with so many people. He was larger than life with all his knowledge he gained through all his life experiences. He would fix or build anything “or at least he said he could”. He always made time to help others. His legacy will carry on forever.
He will be deeply missed by his wife, daughters, son-in-law’s, grandchildren, friends and special nephew Joseph Morganstern and his wife, Karen and several other nieces and nephews.
George was preceded in death by his parents; brother David Morgenstern, and his beloved grandson Kevin Davis.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Ohio, at which time we invite all friends and family to come and share fond memories and stories.

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