George R Wierdsma

January 18, 1942 ~ March 23, 2022 (age 80) 80 Years Old


George R. Wierdsma, 80 years old, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio passed away on March 23, 2022. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving wife and family. George was born on January 18, 1942 in Cleveland, OH. He is survived by his beloved wife Kathleen (Ky)Hurley Wierdsma, and daughters, Katie Fortner, Elizabeth Fortner Schultz (Mike),and Sarah Fortner, grandchildren, Austin Conner, Aubrey and Isla Schultz, and sister Jane Wierdsma Forbes (Bill). He is also survived by many nephews, nieces, family members and loving friends. George was a graduate of University School and Babson College. George was well known and highly respected in the Chagrin Falls community, especially by the “folks” at Chagrin Hardware and Supply Co. George was an engineer and problem solver who had an intense drive, wit, and deep curiosity about all things in life. He was always reading by a roaring fire in the winters and spending time out on the lake in his canoe in the warmer months. He was a talented craftsman with a strong work ethic and started his own business, “Let George Do It!” which he ran for over two decades. George cherished his home. He took pride in his renovations throughout the years. He was truly a jack-of-all-trades. He was an excellent source of advice- intelligent, honest – truly a man of integrity. George touched the lives of many people with his incredibly generous spirit. He was loyally dedicated to his family and went the extra mile to always be therefor others. His unwavering strength of character and funny sense of humor will bed early missed. George was a calm beacon of light and hope to all. Please consider a donation in George’s memory to Heartland Hospice of Cleveland,4807 Rockside Road, Independence, OH 44131 or to the Alzheimer’s Association of Cleveland 23215 Commerce Park, Ste. 300, B

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