|Visitation||Cedars of Lebanon Chapel, Spring Grove Cemetery||August 5, 2021||9:00am||Directions|
|Funeral Service||Cedars of Lebanon Chapel, Spring Grove Cemetery||August 5, 2021||10:00am||Directions|
George D. Lodge, age, 88, peacefully passed away at home on June 13, 2021. He was born at home in the Over-the-Rhine district of Cincinnati, Ohio, on August 7, 1932, and lived his entire life in the Greater Cincinnati area. He was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. George retired as Corporate Safety Director for the Turner Corporation in 1994.
In addition to his parents, George H. and Beatrice (née Earle) Lodge, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Carol Lee, first wife Charlotte June (née Griffis) and by his two daughters, Virginia J. Payne and Diane M. Lodge. He is survived by his steadfast and loving wife of 46 years, Rebecca (née Stark), granddaughter Charlotte Thomas (Mark) of Coronado, CA, grandson Joshua Ross (Eunice) of San Francisco, CA, and great-grandchildren, Lisbeth, Savanna, Leah, June, and Quinn.
A celebration of life will be held August 5, 2021, at 10:00 AM, in the Cedars of Lebanon Chapel at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, Cincinnati, OH. The family will receive friends begin-ning at 9:00 AM.
As a husband, father, and grandfather, George dearly loved and was unabashedly proud of his family. He will be remembered for his humor and telling of a good joke, the ability and willing-ness to listen to others genuinely, as well as his generous and supportive nature. He was known for the many nicknames he had for family, friends, and neighbors. He even earned his own as Mayor of Pine Valley Lane in the Legendary Run Golf Community, and he was very affection-ately known as "Grandpa Hoghead" to his great-grandchildren. Only able to see most of his family via video calls for more than a year since the coronavirus pandemic began, George finally got to meet his great-grandson, 1-year-old Quinn, who shares his Lodge namesake.
While he traveled extensively for work and pleasure, he always preferred to be at home. He loved playing cards, watching John Wayne movies, and took a keen interest in the history of U.S. wars, particularly the Civil War. In recent years he willingly took on the personal challenge of competitive napping with the family dog, Andi.
In gratitude for the wonderful experiences and friendships that enriched George's life, the family asks in lieu of flowers memorials be sent to JDRF, American Heart Assn., SPCA, or the charity or cause of your choice.