MENANDS – George M.
Karelitz, 60, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 5, 2009 at his
residence. George was born in Mt. Kisco, NY and had lived in
Menands for eight years. In 1967 he graduated from Port Jefferson
High School and in 1971 from SUNY Maritime College. He served his
career in marine transportation.
predeceased by his parents, Michael and Grace Karelitz. Survivors
include his sisters, Carolyn Karelitz of St. Louis, MO and Anna
(Bruce) Fernald of Coeymans; nephew, Michael (Amelia) Fernald of
VA; and niece Amy (Stephen) Emerson of FL. Also survived by a
circle of close friends.
A memorial service
will be held at a later date to be announced. A Contribution in
memory of George may be made to Mental Health America (Memorial
Donation), P.O. Box 16810, Alexandria, VA 22302-5968 or online at