George Edwin Koenig
April 11, 1939-June 1, 2016
George Edwin Koenig, age 77, of Duluth, Georgia, formerly of Surfside Beach, SC, died June 1st at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Hackensack, New Jersey. He is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Elaine Smith Koenig; his son Mark Koenig and wife Lara, of Florida; his daughter Drusilla and husband Dr. Thomas Whiteneck of Georgia; Grandsons, Benjamin, Matthew, and Joseph Koenig; Keith and Peter Whiteneck; sister Nancy Koenig Prendergast of New Jersey, and extended family members. George graduated from Gettysburg College in 1961 as 2nd Lieutenant. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He served in the United States Army for 8 years, and was honorably discharged in 1969 as Captain. After the Army, George went to work for Sears. He retired as a Central Collection Manager in Westchester, NY after 25 years of service. He worked for Citibank, and retired in 2004 after 13 years as a Sr. Vice President of Collections. A year ago he and his wife relocated from Surfside Beach, SC to Duluth, Georgia to be closer to their family. George enjoyed golf, sports, going to Pelican games, and spending time with his family and friends. He loved animals, especially his cat, Lilibean. He was very proud of his 5 grandsons, and loved to hear about their activities and achievements. The family wants to give special thanks to friends, Dick Ernst, Bob Bronsveld, Sam Bright, Jack Mahoney, and Jim Tully, for their support; also to Nick and Harriet Vasilakis in Duluth. Thank you to Pastor Brad Bellah, who visited George in his home, and in the hospital. There will be a Memorial Service held Monday, July 11, at 1 pm. An hour prior to the service the family will greet guests. The service will be held at Shephard of the Sea Lutheran Church in Garden City Beach, SC., where George and Elaine were members for almost 30 years. Pastor Brad Bellah will officiate.