Born: October 27, 1923 in Tupper Lake
Died: December 28, 2011
Married: Eleanor Slattery on April 10, 1948 in St. Bernard's Church
Children: Mrs. Deborah Groh
George Bedore worked for the village of Saranac Lake for 31 years. He was a World War II Veteran.
He was the son of Romeo and Harriet LaBarge Bedore of Tupper Lake. He worked for the village of Saranac Lake as a park supervisor and landfill coordinator.
He served in the Army during World War II in the medical detachment, 716 Tank Battalion as a litter bearer in Luzon, New Guinea and Southern Philippines; he received the Bronze Star.
He was also a member of the Army National Guard in Saranac Lake, and a lifetime member of the Saranac Lake VFW Post 3357. As a member of the VFW, he was the driver for Gold Star Mothers for 17 years. He brought the American Flag back to the World War I Memorial in Saranac Lake after 80 years, for which he received a letter of thanks from state Senator Betty Little.
He supervised ice-making at the skating rink at Petrova Field, where the the North American and Eastern Seaboard speed skating races were held, and the world's Barrel Jumping competition with Irving Jaffee.
Mr. Bedore also drove many celebrities and local officials in the Winter Carnival parades.
He lived at DeChantal Apartments.