De Groot, George, Jr., age 71 of Hawthorne, on Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Born in Paterson, George had resided in Hawthorne all of his life. A former machinist, George had worked as a shipping and receiving supervisor for Sun Metal in Paterson. George was a 51 year veteran of the Hawthorne Volunteer Firefighters, serving the Borough of Hawthorne at Volunteer Company #3. George was a former Assistant Chief, a member of the Exempt Firefighters, Exempt Relief Association, and had acted as the chairperson for the Hawthorne Volunteer Firefighter’s 100th Anniversary Committee. George will always be remembered at the firehouse for his attention to detail and the meticulous care and attention he gave to the fire trucks. Rigs were always clean, and not even the smallest bit of brass went unpolished.
George De Groot, Jr., was the loving and devoted husband of the late Dolores (nee Pesoli) De Groot (2016), and beloved father of Dominique and Dominick De Groot, both of Hawthorne. He is also survived by his Hawthorne Volunteer firefighter family.
Friends may visit the family at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Funeral service and cremation will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Hawthorne Volunteer Fire company #3.