GENESEE COUNTY- Longtime Genesee County Commissioner and Flint Township Trustee, George Menoutes has passed away.
George was born in Flint, Michigan to the late James G. and Alexandra Menoutes.
According to his obituary:
George attended Flint Central High School, followed by Northwestern Military Preparatory Academy prior to his military service in the United States Army during World War II. He then graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Ferris State University where his leadership skills as Class president and Captain of the Football team began his journey and passion for church, community, and civic public service. He was later appointed by Michigan Governor Granholm to the Ferris State Board of Trustees, received the Ferris State Distinguished Alumni award, member of the Ferris State University Athletic Association, the Ferris State University Alumni Association, and was a Vice President of the Michigan State Board of Pharmacy. He also established the George and Kathryn Ferris State University Scholarship Fund. As a practicing pharmacist and owner, operator of Hockstads Medical, Ryckman’s Pharmacy, and Hockstads Pharmacy he retired after 55 years of service.
His many civic involvements include, elected to the Genesee County Board of Commissioners, Board of Trustees, Charter Township of Flint for 21 years. Trustee/Board of Directors to Genesee Memorial Hospital ,Lifetime parishioner of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, Board of Trustees/past president of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, past president of the American Hellenic Education Progressive Association(AHEPA) member, Board member, Genesee County Community Mental Health, Board member of Flint Heights Senior Center. Chairman of the Economic Development Corporation, charter of Flint, Bishop Airport Airpark Development Advisory Council and the Flint Township Planning Commission. He was also an involved member of the Flint Township Board of Appeals, Flint Township Board of Review, Flint Chamber of Commerce, Flint Township Building and Grounds Committee, Flint Township Fire Commission. Organizations, Flint Institute of Arts, Genesee Valley Rotary, Flint Institute of Music, Michigan and Genesee County Pharmaceutical Association.
Funeral service will be held at 11am Monday, May 8, 2023 at St. George Orthodox Church, 43816 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Township, MI 48302.
Burial in Sunset Hills Cemetery.
Those desiring may make contributions to Assumption Greek Orthodox Church.
Visitation 5-7pm Sunday at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint. A Trisagion Service will be held at 7pm Sunday at the funeral home.
Donations may be made in memory of George to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, Grand Blanc, Michigan
Your condolences may be shared with the family at swartzfuneralhomeinc.com