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George Michael Mustybrook

July 27, 1938 — September 29, 2007

George Michael Mustybrook, 69, of Belvidere, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, in his home with his family by his side.nbsp; George passed away after a long struggle with Corticobasal Degeneration.nbsp; Born July 27, 1938, in Belle Vernon, PA.nbsp; George married his life long love, Gloria, Glo, on July 30, 1960 in Pennsylvania.nbsp; George proudly owned and operated Linden Industrial Services and Forest City Erectors for forty years.nbsp; He served in the Navy from 1959 until 1963.nbsp; George was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.nbsp; He was founder of Midwest Tool Collectors Association and an avid Rockford History Collector. He was president for many years of Northern Illinois Subcontractors Association. George was a member of Local 498 Iron Workers Union and taught management skills to apprentice iron workers for over 20 years.nbsp; George was an honorary member of the Northern Illinois Building Contractors Association.nbsp; George lived his life to the fullest.nbsp; He most enjoyed spending time with his wife, family and grandchildren.nbsp; Aside from the joy he derived from running his business, George enjoyed many hobbies especially racquetball, golf and collecting.nbsp; George and his wife spent countless hours tending to their home and landscaping.nbsp; George was blessed to have many friends and family members who will miss him deeply, especially Tom and Kathy Pozzi, special Aunt Ginny Kyle and special cousin Marsha Wurtlin.nbsp; The family would like to extend its deep gratitude to the OSF Hospice Group, especially Julie, Zetta and Sandra.nbsp; Additionally, the family thanks Lutheran Social Services, Linda Nash and special caregivers, Maurice and Bonnie.nbsp; George is survived by his wife, Gloria; his twin children, Mark (Dionna) Mustybrook of Sacramento, CA. and Michelle (Charles) Johns of Palatine, IL; Five grandchildren, Brittany and Marky Mustybrook; Lizzie, Peter and Andrew Johns; Four sisters, Mary Gene (Joe) Bridge, Billie Ann Gilmore, Betty Mae (Martin) Kronander and Denise (Mike) Mihalic.nbsp; Predeceased by his parents, Mike and Grace Mustybrook and a special uncle, Eugene Kyle. Funeral mass nbsp;will be at Holy Family Catholic Church Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 1, 2007 at Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Mulford Chapel 1860 S. Mulford Rd. and will continue on Tuesday at Holy Family from 10:00 10:45 a.m.. A private burial will be at Arlington Memorial Park.nbsp; In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Northwestern University Neurobehavioral and Memory Clinic.nbsp; 750 N. Lake Shore Drive, 9th floor, Chicago, IL.nbsp; 60611.nbsp; To express online condolences, please visit fitzgeraldfh.com.

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