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Fredric L. George, 63

February 16, 2021

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. —  Fredric Louis George passed away on Tuesday February 16th, 2021 in his home surrounded by family. Fred was born and raised in Williamstown, MA and graduated from Mount Greylock High School in 1975. He attended North Adams State College.

Fred was a jack of all trades, eager to help family and friends. His knowledge of auto body repair and vehicles was superior and had a notoriously good eye for matching paint colors. Fred knew how to fix anything from a shattered college art project to a broken carburetor. He was always happy to help anyone who needed it.

Fred grew up working at his family’s business, Sand Springs Pool. It was there, alongside his father, that he gained his knowledge and expertise of swimming pools, water chemistry and equipment which led to the start of his business, Sand Springs Pool Care. He became “The Pool Guy” for many of the families, residences and businesses in town. He worked hard in the Spring, Summer and Fall enjoying travel with his family in the off season. He loved snorkeling in Mexico and the Caribbean, and could be found in the water mere hours before having to board a plane home, causing panic for his family and wife, Kathi. He would spend hours with his children swimming in the sea, looking at the coral and tropical fish. Whether it was in a pool or the ocean, water was an important part of Fred’s life.

Fred’s best friend was his dog, Maverick “Mave”. They had daily walks at Cole Field and developed life-long friendships with other dog owners and their dogs that were part of the “morning crew”. Their final destination would always be the river, where he would throw rocks for Maverick to chase and dive after.

Fred had an infamous sense of humor. No one was safe from his pranks. He loved creating song parodies and a good “play on words”. His humor carried through in his children, who still love to hide and scare each other even as adults.

Fred had a great appreciation for animation and collected original artwork by Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng. Always a child at heart, he watched cartoons until the day he passed. The Beach Boys were Fred’s absolute favorite band. He read every book about them, and went to see them every summer with his wife Kathi and family. An early tradition started at SPAC with beachballs and marshmallow fights.

Fred loved his wife, children, and grandchildren immensely, and would talk about them to anyone who would listen. He could often be seen in his Jeep with his family driving the back roads of Vermont to the “candy store”. Fred will be missed terribly, but he will always be with us whenever we hear the album Pet Sounds, watch Looney Toons, “go jeeping” or swim in the ocean.

Fred is predeceased by his father Frederick George and mother Helen George (Shogry). He is survived by his wife Kathleen George (Bohmer), daughters, Kira Guidon, Christina Guidon, Sarah George, and son William George, grandson, Cade Morrell and granddaughter, Rowan Holland. He also leaves behind his brother Alan George, and sisters, Elaine Mellow, Carol George, and Beth George, as well as many nieces and nephews. A small celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Berkshires and The Williamstown Food Pantry. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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To the George family. It broke my heart to hear and read about Freddie's passing. He was always so nice. I will remember him working at his families pool. I also recall hearing him yell "No running on the deck." to that kids that were running. Never yelled that at me...yeah right. :-) My thoughts and good wishes to childhood friends Alan, Carol and Beth and their families especially to Freddie's family.
from: Jim "Cricket" Wondoloski, Jron: 02-25-2021

To Kathi and family, I am so dreadfully sorry for your loss. I hope the time arrives soon when your loving memories bring joy and smiles and until then I hope the comforting arms of those around you support and hold you close.
from: Karyn and Linda Floreson: 02-23-2021

Kathi and family,
We are so, so sorry about Freddieís passing. We had many great years with the George family at Sand Springs. Freddie was a great guy with a great sense of humor and he will be sorely missed.
from: Marianne and Steve Nelson on: 02-22-2021

Our deepest condolences to the George's. We had fond childhood memories of Freddie and the George clan. Our family enjoyed the hot summer weekends at Sand Springs for many years so we practically grew up with Freddie, his siblings and cousin Denise. BBQs under the pine trees were topped off with ice cream at the snack bar. Soft spoken, but quickwitted he will always be 15 years old in our memories.
from: Kim & David Peterson: 02-22-2021

Dear Elaine, and the entire George family. I am so sorry to hear of Freds' passing. Great memories of Williamstown and the sand springs pool. "Boom Boom" branigan and the record hops at Sand Springs. Many wonderful memories with the Georges. God Bless, you are in our prayers. Rest In Peace Fred say hi to your Mom and Dad for me. P.J. and family. Buzzy my nephew, he and Fred were very close friends. saddened by your loss.
from: Patrick and Connie gray on: 02-22-2021

My heart and condolences go out to Alan Elaine ,Carol and Beth on the loss of your brother and to his wife and children. I remember him growing up and he used to love to splash me while I was sunbathing and boy would he laugh when I threatened him .He will be missed .There is a poem called The Dash and Fred lived his dash .The dates on our headstone really arnt important it's the dash that means anything. How a person lived their life and Fred lived his .RIP Fred until we all meet again on The Stairway to Heaven.
from: Cindy (Pecor) Schneider on: 02-22-2021

Iím so very sorry for your loss of such a sweet loving man. You are all in my prayers.
from: Dolores Burnson: 02-22-2021

To the George family, My sincere condolences for your loss. I always enjoyed talking to Fred when he came to work on my mother's pool. He will be sadly missed.
from: Brian McNeilon: 02-22-2021

Dear Kathi and family, Chelsea and I were so sad to hear of Fred's passing. He was such a wonderful person and we are blessed to have known him. You are all in our hearts and prays.
from: Kim and Chelseaon: 02-22-2021

Fred was always such a good friend, and always helpful.
I will miss him.
from: Phebe Cramer on: 02-22-2021

We were shocked and saddened to hear of Fredís passing. We shared many wonderful memories of summers spent together at Sand-Springs Pool. Fred you were a kind and gentle soul. May you rest in peace, our friend. You will be missed. Chris Kochenour / Lynn K. Austin
from: Chris Kochenour / Lynn K. Austinon: 02-21-2021

To The George Family,
I just turned on my computer to IBerkshires and was shocked to see that your father/ husband/brother had passed away. Fred used to walk with us at the Field House every morning. He was just the best guy, always talking about his wonderful family. I am so sorry . He will be missed.
from: Nancy McShaneon: 02-20-2021

To the George Family
I met Fred over 20 yrs ago when I moved to the area and would see him every so often at Stop&Shop where we would always acknowledge one another,Fred was the type of guy that would remember a face,He was always outgoing and even though I did not know Fred as others may have known him but he was always a nice guy everytime I seen Thank You Fred for being who you were.
from: Tom Ostranderon: 02-20-2021

Forever the Mayor of the Dog Park. Fred and Maverick were always the two I would hope to see there. I will think of him whenever I am on the banks of the river. My wish for you, his many friends and family, is that his indomitable spirit run through you as long as the Hoosac runs through Cole Field.
from: Kathleen Hakeson: 02-20-2021

Great sadness
from: Karen and Zanon: 02-20-2021

I canít believe Fred has passed. My condolences to his family. As the former manager of Security Supply in No.Adams, I would see Fred every Spring when pools would be opening when he came looking for PVC pipe and fittings. I have to say I never met a nicer guy in my days working at the store. Iím sure everyone that met Fred will miss him. I know I will.
from: Norm LaValleyon: 02-19-2021

I am truly sad. In my job I had many interactions with the entire George family, especially Fred. He had a soft voice and a winning smile. It was a pleasure to speak and joke with him these many years. You will be missed my friend.
from: Jeffrey Kennedyon: 02-19-2021

The times spent with Fred and Kathi were memorable ones full of laughter and love. He will be missed by all especially by his loving family. My love and sympathies to Kathi and family. May the wonderful memories of Fred help ease the pain of his loss. Thanks for your friendship and laughs, Fred,
Sue Kirby
from: Sue Kirby on: 02-19-2021

My prayers go out to the George family at this sad time. Fred was a great guy Please accept my sincere condolences.
from: Carl Villanuevaon: 02-19-2021

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