George Malcom Hood


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George Malcom Hood was born on a small Canadian farm on July 3, 1919. He was the youngest born child to George Sr. and Marie Hood and little brother to sister, Muriel (Zuiek). His family decided to trade farm life for city life and moved to Berkeley, California when he was just a boy. He graduated from Berkeley High school and went on to study Business Administration at Cal Berkeley University. He successfully obtained a Master of Science Degree in Business Administration on May 22, 1942.

Having quite the ambitious spirit, he founded his own company called Mercury Co., were he sold door to door household appliances, jewelry, sterling silverware, china, among other household items. He took pride in providing the best customer service possible and established many customers and friendships for life. All who met him will never forget his upbeat nature and infectious smile.

He was an avid skier and would spend many summers hiking along the Echo Lake Basin. He also enjoyed playing volleyball and loved to travel; especially go cruising. He was an active and faithful member of Epworth United Methodist Church for over 45 years, and participated weekly in sharing "Joys and Concerns". He married at the young age of 50 to Lillian Menedez and spent 44 years of wonderful marriage to the love of his life who he affectionately called "his Mama".

He is preceded in death by his parents, George Garfield and Marie Olive Hood, and sister Muriel (Zurick). He is survived by his wife, Lillian Hood; step-daughter Lenda Mitzi (Arce); stepson, Omar Romero and three grandchildren; MitziJanelle Arce, Edin Romero, Joshua Maurice Arce.

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