George Denholm

Obituary of George A. Denholm

Sherrill-George Albert Findlay Denholm passed away on June 1,

2019. He was born on March 31, 1926, in Johnston, Scotland,

the son of William and Edith Denholm. At the age of three, he

moved to Akron, Ohio. Al joined World War II at age 17 and

served in the South Pacific. He was honorably discharged in

April 1946 with a commendation for bravery in the rescue of a

hospital ship in Manila Bay. Al benefited from the GI Bill,

graduating from Kent State with a degree in Journalism. A job

with the Utica Observer Dispatch brought his family to Clinton,

NY. He married Ruth Badger of Orrville, Ohio on April 12,

1952. They shared 62 years of adventures until her death on

April 15, 2014.

Al was a member of the Central NY Watercolor Society,

Otsego Sailing Club, Lake Delta Yacht Club, Kirkland Art

Center, Kirkland Bird Club, Sherrill Fine Arts Guild, Duplicate

Bridge, American Legion, and VFW. He supported the libraries

of Clinton, Rome, Kailua-Kona, and Sherrill.

Surviving are his children, David (Aline) Denholm of

Bowie, Maryland, Jeannette (Barun) Gurung of Hawaii, and

Kristin DeSalvio of Sherrill, NY, and granddaughters Marisa,

Danielle, and Mira. He was predeceased by his wife Ruth,

brother Alec, and sister Ann. In keeping with Al's wishes, there

will be no calling hours or funeral service. Donations in his

name may be made to the Sherrill-Kenwood Library. A special

thanks from his family goes to Dr. McKay and Dr. Vanderhoof,

in appreciation of their time and support.

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Final Resting Place

Waterville Crematorium
PO Box 305
Waterville, New York, United States
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