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George Joseph Mackenrodt, III

August 2, 2019


George Joseph Mackenrodt, III “ Sunny” went to be with the Lord August 2, 2019. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving sons.

George was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1939 to the late George Jr. and Agnes Mackenrodt. He grew up in South Boston.

He proudly enlisted in the Air Force in 1957 and through friends, he met and married the late Carol Jean Price.  They married in 1961 and had two children. Once while dating, Carol accidentally scratched George’s hand.  She took his hand and kissed it and with George’s sense of humor he responded by saying “I wish you scratched my lips”. He loved and cherished his marriage to Carol for 39 years.

George loved attending church and was a member of the Assembly of God in Newark, Delaware. He also enjoyed music and singing in the church with Carol.  He loved listening to her while she played the piano and organ. George also took lessons to learn how to play the banjo. He also had a sense of humor and loved telling jokes.

George also lived and worked in Indiana and Texas as a Distribution Manager in the oil industry.  George was one of the founders of the Royal Rangers for boys in the Assembly of God Church in Indiana. He also loved getting involved in church activities. George also enjoyed traveling with family and retired as a Security Guard in 2001 and moved to Seaford, Delaware. He also enjoyed cooking, watching the cooking channel and was a dedicated Patriots fan.

George leaves behind a big family; his two sons Joseph Mackenrodt (Catherine) and Paul Mackenrodt, three granddaughters Jennifer McKee (Michael), Christina Rice (Scott), Lisa Rohrer (John Hughes), eight great-grandchildren, Alyssa McKee, Kayla McKee, Topanga Pierce, Andrew Rice, Paige Rice, Jack Hughes, Veronica Rice and Jackson Rice, and one great-great-grandson Noah Bauerle.

George is also survived by three brothers, Jimmy Mackenrodt (Pat) of Massachusetts, Bobby Mackenrodt of New Jersey, and Tommy Mackenrodt (Karen) of Arizona. He also had many nieces and nephews he so loved.  In addition to his wife, he was also predeceased by his great-grandson, Logan Michael Rohrer in 2007. He loved his grandchildren and loved bragging about them

Service and burial are private.

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