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 worked with the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce doing Christmas decorations, providing music and sound equipment at the Fish and Game Club for Willard Hanmer Guideboat Race.

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 played the Indian in the Fred Sullivan's movie, The Beer Drinkers Guide to Fitness and Filmmaking.

He lived at DeChantal Apartments.