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George Henry Degenhardt
February 7, 1943 ~ October 12, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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George H. Degenhardt, 80, passed away on October 12, 2023, in Lakeland, Florida.
Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Walter and Helen Degenhardt.
George was a skilled tool and die maker, specializing in surgical instruments. His dedication and expertise led him to develop the first prototype for knee replacements, a significant contribution to the medical field that has improved the quality of life for countless individuals. His innovative spirit and commitment to his craft were also evident in his work with the Singer Hand Sewer, a testament to his technical prowess and his passion for creating. George was described as a blue collar worker with hands of steel, speaking to his years of hard work and dedication to his craft.
Beyond his professional achievements, George was a devoted family man. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Elizabeth, and is survived by his son, George Jr., and his daughter, Lori Aumack, and her husband, Bill., and one granddaughter, Brianna Kruzinski. He is also survived by his siblings, Janet and Butch, and many nieces and nephews. George's love for his family was evident in every aspect of his life, and his legacy will continue to live on through them.
George H. Degenhardt was a man who lived his life with purpose and passion. His contributions to the medical field, his dedication to his family, and his love for his work are a testament to his character. He will be remembered as a loving father, a dedicated worker. His legacy will continue to live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.