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George J. Black
George J. Black, 84, Bradenton, died June 28, 2005.
He was born Aug. 3, 1920, in Milwaukee and came to Manatee County in 1979 from there. He formerly owned George Black & Son Auto Body Shop in Milwaukee. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 5604, 3rd and 4th Degree, and Elks Lodge 2449, both in Bradenton. He was a life member of DAV Chapter 18 in Bradenton, National Order of Trench Rats, Military Order of Purple Heart where he also served as past commander, and American Prisoners of War Association. He served on the board of commissioners for the Trailer Estates Fire Control District for 12 years and was past commander of the Trailer Estates Yacht Club. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received three Purple Hearts. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Dolores L.; daughters Angeline D. Graser of Bradenton and Audrey Sakezles of Parrish; a son, Gregory G. of Boulder City, Nev.; a sister, Rosemary Wajer of Menomonee Falls, Wis.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, with a vigil service at 7 …