George McNamara

george mcnamara

January 10, 1926 ~ August 26, 2023

Born in: Brooklyn, NY
Resided in: Hauppauge, NY

In loving memory of George McNamara, 97.

Born on January 10, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York to the late George and Marie (Toole) McNamara, was raised in Valley Stream, New York.

George enlisted in the Merchant Marines January 1944 and served until October 1944 and then enrolled in the US Army, as a paratrooper. Served from December 16, 1944 and was honorably discharged on December 2, 1946.

George was predeceased by his oldest daughter, Lynn (McNamara) Jones, and his three siblings, John McNamara, Dorothy Donnelly and Martha Samuelson. George is survived by Nancy (Korinek) his wife of 67 years and four children, Susan McNamara and her husband Gregg Scheideler; George McNamara, Jean McNamara and her husband Christopher Greyshock; and Thomas McNamara and his wife Wendy (Broderick) McNamara. He also leaves behind beloved nieces, nephews and six dear grandchildren: Scott Barrett, Glenn and his wife Luise (Martini), Kara and her partner Patrick Swift and Keith Scheideler, and Kevin and Kelly McNamara., along with a brand-new great granddaughter Gemma Scheideler. They raised their family in Hauppauge, New York, where they have lived for 61 years.

George was employed by New York Bell Telephone for approximately 37 years as a splicer and then a manager foreman. After retiring, George and Nancy started a property management company and managed commercial buildings in the Hauppauge Industrial Park.

Crediting his longevity to never smoking cigarettes, especially during an era when smoking was encouraged and prevalent, George enjoyed having exceptional health and endless energy throughout his long life. He was physically active and proudly maintained his home and yard up until a few years ago.

Whenever family and friends visited George and Nancy, he always made sure a steaming cup of hot coffee was ready to welcome his guests into their home along with lots of sweets. All will miss George’s stories of travels around the world as a Merchant Marine and in the Army, working for the telephone company, his sarcastic humor and quick wit. George always put his family’s needs ahead of his own and was a devoted husband to Nancy, father, Pop and great Pop. George predeceased his brother-in-law, Michael Korinek-a Vietnam veteran, who used to say “George was the kind of guy you’d want in the foxhole with you”.

In the words of Pop-Goodbye and Good Luck.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to:


Visitation: August 29, 2023 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Service: August 30, 2023 10:00 am

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.


Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd.

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  1. candleForever honored and blessed to have known Mr Mc Namara since 1965 when we moved to Hauppauge one door down on Autumn Drive! Thank you for always welcoming me into your home; for making me laugh and making me. feel like part of your family❤️ since I was a child and til this very day, you welcomed me with your amazing energy and love of family. God bless your beautiful soul!

  2. Aunt Nancy, Georgie, Susan, Jean and Tommy,.
    My sincere condolences for the loss of my favorite Uncle George. Me may have thought he was barking a big bite but I remember him gentle as a kitten.
    So many fond memories of our families together that I will always cherish…it may have been a long time but…it seems like yesterday.
    My heart is breaking for your loss but i will not forget your amazing family and the fond memories of our time in Hauppauge, playing in the yard and Uncle George always working hard to making sure we all knew we were loved..
    You all have continued to be in my thoughts and will continue to be in my prayer.
    Love and thoughts,

    • Thanks Patty❤️. Many happy memories of visiting your family in NC and when your family came up to LI. Your parents were awesome and we miss them💕

  3. We have just learned of his passing. My sister, Joyce, and Myself, Sharon, express our deepest sympathy to Nancy and Family. We grew up with the McNamaras, and we cherish the many memories we have with them. Praying the God comforts you all during this difficult time! Love to you Nancy and Family!

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