George L. Chalmers (1924 2017) a LT in the United States Naval Reserve and the 1st life member of Architectural Hardware Consultants (AHC) in Maine passed away peacefully Thursday night at home with his children beside him.
- George grew up and resided in Bangor all his life, attending Mary Snow School then graduating from Bangor High School. He started at U of Maine, but in 1942, joined the Navy Reserve. He was ordered into the V-12 program where he completed a fast tract degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). From there he was sent to midshipman school at Notre Dame and was made Lieutenant at Naval Air Station 27 until July 1946. He married wife of 63 years, Rita, five months later.
George was a past president and lifelong member of Penobscot County Conservation Association, (PCCA) and the Penobscot Salmon Club. He was also a Director of the YMCA, a Director of the Katahdin Area Boy Scout Corporation, a member of the Bangor Rotary club and a 60 year pin member of the Masonic organization. In recent years, he was regularly active at the Airport as a Troop Greeter and a passionate member of the Bangor Senior Center.
Georges hobbies were fishing, playing cards, investing, eating chocolate, and more than anything telling jokes and storytelling. He is the author of a remarkable collection of many Dear Boss stories.
George is survived by daughter, Susan, of Ft. Lauderdale; and son, Dale and wife, Diane, along with two grandchildren, Casey and Tom, of Salt Lake City. We would like to thank all his friends, neighbors and family who helped him live a life full of love and adventure. He will be greatly missed, but his legacy will carry on.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be appreciated at the Penobscot County Conservation Association Scholarship Fund, PO Box 605, Brewer, Maine 04412, for students in the studies of conservation and environmental sustainability. Memorial Services will be held at the PCCA at a future date to be announced when all family, friends and members can be present to celebrate his life.