The Life of the Party!
Son of Louis and Agnes Zuckerman, née Curran, George was born in Chicago on Oct 8, 1927. He's now reunited with his three brothers: Donald, Clyde, and Vincent (“Jimmy”). George attended Lane Tech High School in Chicago and Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana graduating with honors in electrical engineering. Otis Elevator hired him right out of college. Affectionately know as "Mr. Elevator" by architects and fellow engineers, his expertise was in hi-rise buildings designing vertical transportation for many of the tallest in the world such as the Sears Tower and the World Trade Center in NY. While working for Otis, George earned a law degree at John Marshall Law School. George served in WWII in the army as a radio transmitter and was discharged honorably. After retiring from Otis with 30+ years of service, George and his life-long friend, Ronald Zimbehl of Morristown, N.J., who predeceased him by 3 months, started their own elevator consulting firm which lasted over 10 years. George worked until the age of 82.
George was an accomplished, self-taught chef whose generosity knew no limits at inviting any and all to a beautifully cooked meal served on his finest china and crystal. His meals were legendary. He had a great love of literature, music, crossword puzzles, thoroughbred horses, and Beefeaters. However, his greatest focus and deepest joy was in nurturing his two children: son, Lee Zuckerman (with Linh Vuong) of Los Angeles and his daughter, Meghan Zuckerman of New York City. Besides his children he is survived by his sister, Jean Zuckerman of Chicago.