George F. Baine Jr., 96, of Red Bank, formerly of Little Silver, died on Thursday, October 15 at Riverview Medical Center.
George was born in Marlboro, Mass., to George F. Sr. and Elizabeth (Proctor) Baine. He was a 1937 graduate of Red Bank High School where he was a member of the NJ Baseball High School 1st Team All State, a 1941 graduate of Dartmouth College and a 1957 graduate of Rutgers Graduate School of Banking. During college and after, he was a basketball referee.
He served our country as a captain in the US Army during World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient. He was a former vice president of
Monmouth County National Bank, past president of the Estate Planning Council of Central NJ and was a self-employed income tax preparer in Little Silver from 1978 until his retirement in 1994.
His memberships included the Root Beer & Checker Club, Red Bank Lions Club and the Retired Officers Association. He was an avid fisherman and crabber and was a 10-year racehorse owner. George was the oldest living member of the First Presbyterian Church of Red Bank.
George was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Jack; and in 2003 by his beloved wife of 60 years, Betty Jean Doremus Baine. He is survived by his sons, James of Towson of Maryland and George F. III “Jerry” and his wife Connie of Pt. Pleasant; grandsons, Matthew and Justin and wife Nikki; and George’s loyal companion, Shirley Hicks.
A memorial gathering and service was held on Tuesday, October 20 at the John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank. Interment was private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George’s memory to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Please visit George’s memorial website available at www.johnedayfuneralhome.com.