George A. Musack, 78, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2009, in North Carolina.
He was born in Racine on May 17, 1930, the son of the late Anthony and Rose (nee: Patriarca) Musack. On November 24, 1949, in Emmaus Lutheran Church, he was united in marriage to Ruth Andersen. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1999 and Ruth preceded him in death in 2000.
George worked as a salesman and tailor for George & Lester’s for 18 years. In 1967 he opened “George’s Custom Tailors” in Racine. His skillful needlework, careful fitting and meticulous attention to detail established an enviable reputation in tailoring of men’s suits and women’s apparel. After closing his tailor shop, George work for Gingess Formal Wear and Jorgenson’s Men’s Wear. George was a talented craftsman and counted all of his customers as friends. He was known and well-liked by everyone - he never knew a stranger. He was known as a gentlemen’s gentleman.
His most cherished memories were the times spent with his family. George enjoyed time fishing, golfing and was the “shuffle king” in Leesburg, Florida. Surviving are his children, Debbie Benicek of Cary, NC, Cathy (Jim) Campbell, Julie Marks, Greg Musack (Cindy), and Jodi Runkel, all of Racine; his grandchildren, Joe Jurkiewicz, Heather Benicek, Nicole Ashley (Curt), Jennifer Jurkiewicz (Mark Hammes) , David Marks, Jeremy Marks, Erica Marks, Jason Runkel, Megan Runkel, Heather Kammien (Jack), Chad Campbell; great-grandchildren, Jack Kammien III, Eliza Kammien and Aubrey Ashley, and Jenny and Mark’s baby to arrive this fall; his sister Norma Jensen of Middleton; and special friend Alma Fenstemacher of Leesburg, FL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at 6 p.m. with Rev. Holly Anderle of First Baptist Church officiating. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until the time of the services. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, all are welcomed. The family has suggested memorials to either Special Olympics, or your favorite charity.
Special thanks to Debbie, Heather, and Alma for their loving care of Dad over the last few years and to “Grandpa’s” many caring friends in North Carolina.
DRAEGER-LANGENDORF FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
4600 County Line Rd., Racine 262-552-9000