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George S. Schinski, 94, Hackensack Native

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- George S. Schinski, who was born in Hackensack, recently died at the age of 94. 

He attended Holy Trinity high school in Hackensack, where he enjoyed sports and having fun. His high school year book shows him hanging, with a big grin, from a tree in front of the school

After working various jobs, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and traveled to Africa and Italy. In between battling the opposition, he participated in shows to entertain the troops and hone his comedic skills. After the war, he joined the Bendix Corporation, where he met his future wife, Josephine O’Shea.

He also became active in the community. Working with a small group of neighbors he helped to establish the Bogota Swim Club in 1962. As a member of Bogota’s Community Chest, he worked to raise money for those in need. In 1970 he won a spot on the Bogota Town Council and served two terms, working to maintain Bogota’s quality of life. 

In 1977, he and his wife moved to Montvale, where he, became active in the Montvale Seniors Club. For many years, he was vice president of the club and responsible for doing the preparation work for its meetings. 

He is survived by his nine children, Gerard, Robert (Bo), Alan, Judith (Miller), John, Kenneth, Edward (EJ), Marcia (Eisenring) and Steven and their partners; 11 grandchildren, Lee Ann Wagner and husband Keith, Craig Miller Jr., Keith Miller and wife Tari, Reid Schinski, Olivia Schinski, Merrill Schinski, Jillian Schinski, Gregory Schinski, Megan Schinski, Brian Schinski and Cody Eisenring; four great-grandchildren, Justin Wagner, Jack Wagner, Ryan Wagner and Victoria Miller; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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