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George E. Veen, 91

George E. Veen, 91

George E. Veen, 91, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

George was a longtime resident of the Almaden Valley in San Jose, Calif., and moved to Hendersonville in 2002. He was preceded in death by his parents and only sibling, Anita Veen Procci.

George grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and was a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School. He served in the Army of the United States during World War II. Following his service, he graduated summa cum laude from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC,with a degree in aeronautical engineering. A 37-year career with General Electric ended with retirement in 1989. George also received a masters degree in Mechanics from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley Goggins Veen, his son Brian of San Francisco, CA, and his daughter Anne Veen-Sitter and her husband David of Hollister, CA. Other survivors include several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Martin Schratz officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.