Dr. George H. Meney, 74, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Monday, October 4, 2021. Born on July 24, 1947 in London, Kentucky, George was the son of the late Benjamin and Martha (Whiting) Meney.
George received a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Education/Health from the University of Delaware in 1970 and spent the next forty years committed to public education in Delaware. He holds a M.Ed. in Secondary Education Administration from the University of Delaware and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Nova University.
Never one to like the spotlight, George dedicated his life to improving and uplifting the lives of those around him, especially students. He loved to help others. He spent most of his career in the Colonial School District where he served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent. George retired from the Colonial School District in 2010.
In retirement, George was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and in 2016, he received the gift of life with a double lung transplant (the 1,000 lung transplant performed at the University of Pennsylvania!), giving him five extra years to meet five grandchildren, Benjamin, James, Logan, Sylvia and Olivia, the lights of his life. Pop Pop loved playing baseball in the driveway, giving tractor rides, going to lunch at Crossroads, watching the kids play sports and much more.
George is survived by his wife of 28 years, Michele; his children, Seth, Rick (Moira), Jeff (Kirsty) and Kim (Trevor); five grandchildren; and his brothers, Benjamin and Tim (Sue).
He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Priscilla and Jean.
Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Wilmington, on Tuesday, October 12 from 4:00-6:00PM. A memorial service will be held immediately following.
George’s family is grateful to his lung donor for five extra years of life and the wonderful transplant team at the University of Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations are made in George’s memory to the Transplant Foundation c/o Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 or www.donors1.org.
Transplant Foundation c/o Gift of Life Donor Program
401 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia PA 19123