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April 3, 2007

George Watson Reznor

Was VP, engineering head for Reznor Manufacturing

George Watson Reznor, Mercer, passed away at 10:30 a.m. on April 1, 2007, at home surrounded by his family. He was 90 years old.

George was born December 28, 1916, to George Foster Reznor and Dorothy Watson Reznor.

He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Mercer.

He was married to his high school sweetheart, the former Helene O’Mahony, in All Saints Church of Mercer by the Rev. Denis O’Mahony, uncle of the bride, on October 10, 1940.

He was a graduate of Mercer High School and the University of Idaho.

In 1938, George joined his father in business at The Reznor Manufacturing Company in the product development division. During his 30 years with the company he became vice president, head of engineering and was responsible for the design and development of many of the successful products made by The Reznor.

In 1968, George began a second career in Naples, Fla., where he and Helene became licensed Realtors. Upon their retirement in 1983, they returned to Mercer full time.

George was a very optimistic man and lead a disciplined, productive life with his beloved wife of 65 years. He loved music, engineering, inventing and creating.

During the ’40s he often played the accordion at local dances and when not on stage, he and Helene were known for their beautiful dancing.

Throughout his life, he shared his love, talent and humor through the songs, poems and limericks he wrote for his family and friends. He enjoyed entertaining guests with his repertoire of “oldies” on the organ and the accordion.

He was always a fitness buff and loved to run, bicycle and exercise. In fact, George was recently back into his routine at the gym.

He was a devoted husband and a devout Catholic. He continued to attend and assist at daily Mass into his eighties. He served as president of the Mercer Citizens’ Cemetery Association until June 2004.

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