CMSgt (ret USAF) George V Rall passed on July 4 at the age of 81. He was born in Staten Island, NY where he attended Margaret Mary Catholic High School where he lettered in basketball.
George served in the USAF 30+ years 1957-1991 in Jet Propulsion. He worked on various aircraft; his favorite was the A-10. He was a pioneer in aircraft maintenance and innovated new systems and techniques for various aircraft. He enjoyed every moment of his military career.
He served during the Vietnam War and traveled the world during his military career from the deserts of North Africa, through Europe, and southeast Asia. He retired at Eglin AFB in Niceville, FL.
He was a lifelong car aficionado and after retirement proudly showed his 1963 Corvair Spyder in car shows. George enjoyed spending time with his family, various sports, outdoor activities, and collecting coins. He welcomed visitors to his home and enjoyed talking about cars and telling stories. In later years he enjoyed sharing his day with his grand cat Casanova.
He is survived by his wife Carol Rall; his brother Ernest Rall III (Patricia-deceased), sister Cecilia Sheehy (Joe); children Toni, Carla, Debbie, Kristine (Andrew), Michael (Katherine), Candy, Ernest IV, and George Jr (Lori); several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Ernest Rall, his mother Agnes (Smith) Rall, his sister-in-law Patricia Rall, his sister Virginia Rall, his daughters Karen Rall, Teri Collins, and his grandsons Johnathan Smith and Daniel Minor.
George wished to be cremated and returned to his birthplace of Staten Island, NY. His ashes will be scattered at a future date to be determined. No services will be held. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be given to the EOD Warrior Foundation https://eodwarriorfoundation.org .
Come To Me
God saw you were getting tired,
And a cure was not to be.
So, He put His arms around you,
And whispered, “come to me.”
With tearful eyes we watched you,
And saw you pass away.
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.
In loving memory
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