George Enyingi Jr. passed away on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 31 following a long illness. He was 94.
George was born in Basking Ridge and lived there all his life. During World War II, he served in the U. S. Army from 1943 to 1945, and was honored with the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained during the liberation of Normandy. Following his recovery, he worked as an auto mechanic in Bernardsville and Morristown. Later he worked for many years as a machinist for Lee Controls in Dunnellen before retiring at age 78.
In the final year of his life, George was lovingly cared for by the skilled staff of the CLC and Hospice units of the Veterans Administration hospital in Lyons.
George was known for his love of animals, and he enjoyed nothing more than watching the birds and squirrels on his back deck or walking Tootsie, his beagle, during the years he provided day care for her. He was an outdoorsman and liked to split wood for his stove in winter, and he could often be found astride his tractor. He was also known for his playful, fun loving nature by his children and grandchildren.
George is survived by his wife, June Enyingi of Basking Ridge; by two sons, Neil Enyingi of Port Murray and Bruce Enyingi of Belle Meade; by a daughter, Susan Spencer of Dallas; and by seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. George was predeceased by another son, Ronald, in 2002.
A memorial service was held in the chapel at the Veterans Administration hospital in Lyons on Friday, August 3 at 10am and included an Honor Guard. Chaplain Barry Baughman officiated. Arrangements were by Galloway and Crane of Basking Ridge. Burial services were private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Hubert’s Giralda in Madison.