George Victor Lombino was born on Nov. 14, 1925 to Vincent and Vita Lombino. George passed away comfortably in his home on Oct. 1, 2018.
George has two brothers, Johnny and Jack, and two sisters, Marie and Connie. As a child growing up during the depression, George started working at an early age to help his family. Some of the jobs he held were: newspaper boy, shoe shiner, gas station attendant and bowling alley pin setter.
He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1943 and joined the Army Air Corps in December of 1943. He served stateside and was discharged in January 1946 at the end of World War II. After the war, George went to work as a truck driver and eventually became a dispatcher. From there, he was a steel salesman and often traveled to Japan visiting steel corporations there. When he was 50 years old, George bought a boat fender making business named Hogebuilt, Inc. and soon after began designing and making stainless steel fenders for the Trucking Industry. He sold that company and retired at the age of 79.
George loved to playing Golf, playing mainly in California but did travel throughout the USA, Mexico, Canada and Europe playing in tournaments and with his friends. He was the Southern California Senior Golf Amateur Champion in 1988.
George had six children: Vita Fentress, deceased, George Lombino of Dripping Springs, Texas, Donna Berry of Los Angeles, California, Leslie Lombino-Ridge and Lydia Lombino of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Vincent Lombino of Australia. He was married to his wife, Norma, for 20 years and has lived with her and his beloved dog, Nika, in Boswell for 7 years. Together they have 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
George is preceded in death by his parents, Vincent and Vita Lombino, his sisters Marie and Connie, his brother Johnny, and his daughter Vita.
Family hour will be Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at the family home. Services are being held at New Life Family Church in Boswell, Oklahoma on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 2 p.m. with Brother Keith McIntyre officiating. Following will be military honors for Mr. Lombino at Restland Cemetery in Boswell, Okla. with Robert Pierce, Donnie Pierce, Josh Redwine, Gary Wayne Keeling, Kevin Kirkwood, Randy Sample serving as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude’s Hospital: https://www.stjude.org/donate. The family would also like to send a special thank you to Encompass Home-Health and Hospice out of Hugo, Okla. for the care, compassion and comfort extended to George and his family.
Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home in Durant. www.holmescoffeymurray.com
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