George McMurtry

Profile Updated: November 2, 2017
George McMurtry
Class Year: 1950
Residing In: Willow Street, PA USA
Spouse/Partner: Margaret
Occupation: Retired
Children: George,Jr., born 1962; Severn, born 1963; Brian, born 1965; Cecilia, born 1966; Maura, born 1969; Barrett, More…born 1973; all graduates of Penn State UniversityPlaying 6-man football
11 Grandchildren
Military Service: U. S. Navy  
George McMurtry


Yes! Attending Reunion

Principal - Mr. Garrigus
Superintendent - Mr. Sharp


Attended U. of Notre Dame, 1950-1951
BS, US Naval Academy, 1951-1955
MSEE, Notre Dame, 1959-1961
PhD, Purdue,m 1961-1965
US Navy 1955-1959
GE, Project Engineer, 1965-1967
Penn State Univ., 1967-1998; Retired Associate Dean of Engineering & Professor of Electrical Engineering Emeritus
Retired Commander, US Naval Reserve

Memories Of RHS:

Mr. Garrigus agreeing to teach trigonometry to 5 of us; believe it was first time trig had been offered at RHS; was fundamental background for my later education and career.
Miss Overpeck teaching Latin & Engish - also important in rest of life.
Mr. Thomas teaching Science.
Playing all 6 positions over 4 years of 6-man football.
Marching and playing my cornet in the band - in my football uniform! - at football halftimes.

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Jun 30, 2018 at 10:21 AM

Happy Birthday, Sharon. Hope you're having a good one.


Nov 23, 2017 at 9:34 AM

Happy Birthday - and Happy Thanksgiving!! Does this mean that you get two pieces of pie today?!

Nov 02, 2017 at 4:57 PM
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Posted on: Jul 29, 2017 at 8:45 PM

Happy Birthday, Lelane. Hop[e it's been a goo day for you,

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Jul 16, 2017 at 10:03 AM


Thanks for your birthday wish. Hope all is well with you and Lynn.


Jul 13, 2017 at 7:40 PM

I know it's early, but Happy Birthday!! Justsaw the date on your RHS profile.

Jul 13, 2017 at 7:26 PM

Thanks for your reminder that I'm a year older!

I just realized that 15 out of the 18 boys in our class (83% of the boys, or 45% of the class) have passed away, leaving only Gerry Fortner, Jack Stoops, and myself to "carry the flag." You girls are doing much better having lost only 5 out of 15 (33% of the girls, or 15 % of the class), with 10 of you hanging in there.
It would be nice if we could have all 13 of us that are left get together - or at least communicate a little bit. With most of us not being in Rockville anymore, it's hard to know what everyone's status is.

Thanks again, and keep in touch.

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Nov 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Sorry I'm a day late, but that seems to be more common with passing time! Happy Birthday. Hope it was a good one.

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Jul 19, 2016 at 3:33 AM
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Jul 19, 2015 at 3:34 AM
Jan 13, 2015 at 9:03 AM

Dear Bonnie & Lynne,
Thanks so much for your very kind thoughts. We, too, have great memories and great appreciation for growing up on York Street and having wonderful neighbors like you.
Margaret and I just returned last night from Tommy's funeral in California on Saturday. It was a beautiful service and the tributes to Tommy have been fantastic. He was terribly humble and we learned of some of his accomplishments that neither his family nor I had ever heard. I am so proud of him.
Thanks again and keep in touch.

Nov 23, 2014 at 7:47 AM

Eva Lois,
Happy Birthday. After 60, you subtract one year from your age for each new birthday!!