Obituary of George Damien Corich |

Obituary of George Damien Corich

He would have laughed at those who would call him a Renaissance Man. But George Damien Corich was a man of broad, vital and evolving pursuits, ranging from tennis and design projects to what a close friend described in a poem to George as

“… the painter of my dreams…

… and the skier of my slalom

… and the chef of all sublimity

… the guitarist who brings tears

… the ukulele player who makes me smile

… the singer of rare occasion

… the one who knows when to sing aloud

… and when to sing to himself

… and who sings in watercolor and acrylic, appropriately …”

George passed on July 30, 2015 with the same peace and grace he had lived. He was born July 10, 1929 in Clayton, New Mexico.

Trained in art and design, George spent most of his career with Rockwell International as head of documentation and communication. He spent the past 30 years in retirement, enjoying his interests. George loved to teach and consult, and often held painting classes in Lake Wildwood, both private and classroom-style.

George desired no memorial services. He wished that the next time you appreciate a good meal, feel awed by fine art or great music, call this moment your celebration of his life… ”and then get on with yours,” he added with a smile.

George is survived by his wife of 40 years, Natalia; sons, Scott (Darlene) Corich; Chuck (Jane) Corich; daughter Lindsay (Jeff) Kremple; grandchildren, Drew Kremple, Maddy and Dan Corich. George was predeceased in death by grandson Joe Kremple.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Foothills in Grass Valley, in honor of their outstanding patient comfort and care.

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