George M.R. Elting

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George M.R. Elting

Born to Peter and Catherine Elting, June 18, 1947 in Elgin, IL.

Died after a 10 year battle with cancer on November 27, 2019. He was at home with his family at the time of his passing.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Janice; and two children, Jared Elting and Alaina Elting Brittingham. And; by the apple of his eye, his 17 month old grandson Liam Elting Brittingham!  They were mischief together!

Also survived by one brother; Bruce and two sisters; Cathy and Sarah.

He was proceeded in death by his parents and two younger brothers; Peter and Mark Elting.

George graduated from Hoquiam,WA high school in 1966. He then enlisted in the US Army and served through 1969. After discharge, he attended the University of WA and received his degree in psychology.

He was actively involved in the first “Burien Arts and Parks” committee.
For 20 + years he volunteered as the assistant staging manager and then head staging manager for the Burien 4th of July Parade.

George was very active in on-line support groups. He was known as “justgeo1”. He supported people all over the world. The Diabetes and Thyroid Cancer support groups were his favorite.

His other passion was Elting Family Genealogy. He would help anyone’ who contacted him, figure out how they were related.

There will be a memorial for him on Sunday December 15th, from 2 to 4 at Highline Christen Church, in Burien, WA.
14859 1st Ave. S; 98168.

In late spring his family will take his ashes to the Jacob Elting Burial Ground in New Paltz, NY. He will be with his parents, grand-parents, great-grandparents and many ancestors back through the early 1800’s.

Any memorial gifts can be made to The American Diabetes Association or to THYCA; for thyroid cancer research.

4 Responses to “George M.R. Elting”

  • Bruce Elting says:

    He’s a good big brother. All my childhood memories included Mike. Baseball, riding our bikes, playing army and ‘the swamp’. Everything was done in tandem. As adults we drifted apart. Then I got the same cancer and he was right there guiding me through some pretty tough times. I still can’t get my head around he’s gone

  • Sarah Rocha says:

    From the bottom of my heart I will cherish the time our family and yours spent together when I was younger. Thank you for not making me feel like an outsider.

    Love always, Sarah

  • Sarah Elting says:

    George was the eldest and I was the youngest and he left for the Army when I was still a toddler. Even though we didn’t spend our childhood together he and his wife, Janice, were there to support and help out when I was taking care of our Dad. He did like to help others and always let me know he loved me. I love you big brother. You will be missed and always in my heart.

  • Cathy Elting says:

    Fond memories big brother. You were always there for me when I needed you. Always! I love you.

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