On February 2, 2020, George Frederick Leipold, Jr., "Lee," to those close to him, passed following a long illness bravely born. He was 90.
Born in Baltimore, the beloved son of George, Sr., and Mildred (nee Sappington) he would later live in Glen Burnie. This however would follow numerous and varied residences in states like Nevada and Oklahoma, out west and Florida and North Carolina, back east. The balance of his years, 50, would be spent in Glen Burnie.
A patriotic man, Lee elected to serve the country in the Air Force during the Korean war. Following the war he would venture into the sales field to make a living. Lee was a born salesman and enjoyed his chosen vocation. He spent many years bringing new awnings and swimming pools to many satisfied clients in the area. He was very friendly and enjoyed talking with everyone. He would love to tell jokes and even compiled a "joke book," as it were, over the years. One favored past time was frequenting the Sunset Restaurant where he would spend time with friends while nursing a good drink. It was said that anyone who knew him well knew what he meant when he said, " I guess you are wondering why I am calling this meeting...." His relaxed demeanor might betray the fact that Lee was truly a man who enjoyed mystery and intrigue. He was very much a risk taker and thrill seeker. He was a fan of Frank Sinatra and the "Rat Pack," and he enjoyed the movies of that era. He was a staunch supporter of Donald J.Trump and held him as his favorite President. If he were here right now, he might be heard saying, 'instead of flowers make donations to Trumps' reelection committee.'
Lee joins his dear wife of 50 years, Catherine (nee Jacobs) in passing, together again after many years.
He is survived by his loving daughter Darlene Dorothy Halbritter and her husband David and devoted son George, III, and wife Mary "Teresa" (nee Magrogan.) Lee will be deeply missed by his cherished grandson Michael Ross Leipold as well as any and all who knew him.
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