George Edward Guttschalk, 81, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte, Fla., after a long battle with prostate cancer.
He was born Dec. 20, 1931, in Willoughby, Ohio, to George and Florence Guttschalk.
A graduate of Bowling Green State University and a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers veteran, he held many management and executive management positions with several companies, including Eaton Corporation, Clark Equipment Company, Wylain Corporation (Friedrich Group), and was most recently an Executive Vice President of Operations at Redman Homes. George retired in 1996 and moved with his wife Judy to Punta Gorda, where he was involved with the Burnt Store Isles Association, the Burnt Store Isles Boat Club, Team Punta Gorda and the Punta Gorda Boaters Alliance, where he was instrumental in the Punta Gorda waterfront-development project.
He is survived by his loving wife, Judy; daughters, Sherry (Tony) Williams of Lucas, Ky., Joy (David) Filchock of Mentor, Ohio, Lori (Russell) Power of Clayton, N.C., and Terri (Chris) Wendel of Cape Coral, Fla.; and grandchildren, Andrew and Haley Boeckelmann, Katelynn and Marissa Filchock, Lauren and Kristin Power, and Christopher and Dakota Wendel.
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