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George John Fruhbeis, 84, retired middle school teacher and coach

George John Fruhbeis
George John Fruhbeis

OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Born in the Bronx, New York to German immigrants, Mr. George John Fruhbeis, 84, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, surrounded by his wife and two children at his home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester and Margaret Fruhbeis; and brother, Freddy Fruhbeis.

He leaves behind his beloved wife, Lois (Sabarese); son, Michael John Fruhbeis, (Susan) of Ramsey, New Jersey; daughter, Melissa Anne Cornish, (Christopher) of Lake Wylie, South Carolina; and brother, Francis Fruhbeis (Nancy) of Cornelius, North Carolina. Dearly referred to as “Pop,” he is also the beloved grandfather of Maxwell Vincent and Miles Theodore Fruhbeis and William Christopher, Hope Catherine and Julia Anne Cornish.

Before retiring from teaching at Roy W. Brown Middle School in Bergenfield, New Jersey, while raising his family in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, George taught U.S. history and English and coached basketball for Dumont High School and St. Michael’s College in Hastings on the Hudson, New York. George received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Paterson State College (Paterson, New Jersey, now William Paterson University) and his Master of Arts in Education from Montclair State University (then College) (Montclair, New New Jersey). While living in Fair Lawn, he and his family enjoyed summers down the Shore in Lavallette, New Jersey, and relocated to Juno Beach, Florida, after he retired from teaching in 2000. Then in 2018, he and Lois decided to call Ocean Isle Beach their new home.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 12, at St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church, 5101 Ocean Highway West, Shallotte. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, and 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, New Jersey. A burial will follow the morning visitation Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery, 234 Paramus Road, Paramus, New Jersey.

The family wishes to bestow their sincerest gratitude to a group of caregivers who provided their skills, services and compassion to caring for George at the end of his life, Ms. Nathalie Parks, Mr. Tyronne Gibson, Ms. Tricia Beck, Ms. Tammy Parnell, Ms. Angela Hughes and Ms. Angela Boyd.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to an incredible resource of the local community, the Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department, 105 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469; or supporting the ongoing research efforts made possible with funding from the American Diabetes Association.

Share online condolences with the family at Brunswick Funeral Service.

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