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George Wetmore - Saint James Plantation

George Wetmore - Saint James PlantationGeorge Wetmore, 87, of Saint James Plantation, died on September 21, 2012.

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on July 27, 1925 to parents Elmer and Blanche Wetmore. He grew up in Boston during the difficult years of the Great Depression, learning the importance of hard work and perseverance. When he was 16 years old, he entered the United States Navy, serving until the end of World War II as one of the original Navy Underwater Demolition Team. His name is on exhibit in the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Ft. Pierce, Florida.

George is survived by his wife Susan, and his sister Blanche McFall. He was the father of five children, Dennis, Jean, Richard, Robert and Carol, grandfather to thirteen grandchildren with many great-grandchildren as well. His children are grateful for his lessons of hard work and integrity and were proud to call him their father. They will all miss him dearly.

George graduated from the University of Denver in 1954 and later moved to New Jersey. He took the job as manager of the food portion in 1962, and later on general manager, of Tavistock Country Club in Tavistock, New Jersey. During his tenure at Tavistock, the country club and food service grew to be one of the most successful country club operations in the country and was considered a model in the industry. He began Wetmore Enterprises, a restaurant management company where he managed other food services as well. For almost a decade, George purchased and ran a nursery business, Meadowbrook Nurseries in Barrington, New Jersey, in addition to running his restaurant business. In 1990, George sold his management business to his associate and remained as consultant and a member at Tavistock Country Club.

In 1993, George and Susan and moved to Saint James Plantation. George faithfully played golf several times a week and they enjoyed an active life with friends and family. He was also an avid reader, consuming several volumes a week.

There will be no funeral services at this time.

Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport


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