George M. Tamney passed away Monday, Nov. 21st at Clear Lake Regional Hospital.
Born in Chicago on July 28, 1943, he grew up on the north side and ended his education with a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1965. After a short time on the east coast he returned to Chicago and started a career in the AT&T system at Teletype in Skokie, IL.
Married to Jeanne Jakovich in 1969, they lived in Mt. Prospect where their sons, Brian and Michael were born. In 1975 George was transferred to Plano, TX, where he worked for Western Electric until the consolidation to AT&T. Retiring from AT&T in 1991, he started a second career as a high school math and science teacher in Corpus Christi. From there he moved to McAllen. In 1999 when Jeanne got a job with DoDDs he followed her to Bamberg, Germany and then Okinawa, Japan where he worked as a substitute teacher for DoDDs. Returning to San Antonio, TX, in 2002 he worked for their school district until 2006 when they relocated to the Houston area. He was a sub in both the Texas City and Pearland school districts until 2008 when his failing health lead to full retirement.
Proceeded in death by his parents, John Edward Jr. and Ellen Virginia Nyberg, and his brother John Edward, III. He is survived by his wife Jeanne and his sons Brian of Texas City and Michael of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Other family includes daughter-in-law Delores, sisters Patricia Tamney and Nancy Pajakowski and sister-in-law Katy Tamney.
George was a loving husband, father and friend and will be missed by all who knew him. Services pending at this time.