George Theodore Groendyk

November 22, 1940 - September 16, 2019

George was born in Everett, WA to John and Gertrude (Kluin) Groendyk.

He lived in Arlington, WA his entire life, graduating from Arlington High School in 1959.

George went to Everett Community College, served in the Air Force, and on October 19, 1963 married Joann Hohe Groendyk.

He went from the service back to Arlington and worked as a Journeyman Pipefitter for Scott Paper Company, retiring in 1998.

He and Joann spent winters in Arizona.

They attended a couple of churches during their snowbird years in Arizona, and when back in Arlington they attended the Assembly of God Church.

George was a workaholic. He loved keeping busy, the outdoors, farming and working hard.

He loved playing sports in his younger years and watching them on TV.

George was preceded in death by his brother, Bernard “Benny”; Also, by his wife of almost 56 years, Joann.

He is survived by his sister, Betty (Bruce) Thompson; his children, Daniel Groendyk and Sharon Unruh; grandchildren, Michelle (Curtis) Groves, Talon

Unruh, Katelin Groendyk and Brandon Groendyk; many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends all who will dearly miss him.