George Edward Guttschalk, 81, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Feb. 5, 2013, at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte after a long battle with prostate cancer. George was the son of George and Florence Guttschalk, born December 20, 1931 in Willoughby Ohio.
George graduated from Willoughby Union High School (class of ’49) and Bowling Green State University (class of ’56) where he received his degree in Industrial Management and Marketing. While at Bowling Green, George was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi and also served in the Army Corp of Engineers, stationed in Germany. George was most recently an Executive Vice President of Operations at Redman Homes. George was Plant Manager with Clark Equipment Company in Rockingham from 1979 – 1983 during which time he resided in Rockingham and later at his “North” Ellerbe Estate.
He is survived by his loving wife Judy, his daughters: Sherry (Tony) Williams, Lucas, KY; Joy (David) Filchock, Mentor, OH; Lori (Russell) Power, Clayton, NC; Terri (Chris) Wendel, Cape Coral, FL; his grandchildren: Andrew & Haley Boeckelmann; Katelynn & Marissa Filchock; Lauren & Kristin Power; Christopher & Dakota Wendel.
George retired in 1996 and moved with wife Judy, to Punta Gorda.
A family service and burial at sea will be held at a later date.
Memorial Information in www.Ltaylorfuneral.com.