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George B. Cadwell Jr.

November 16, 1920 - October 5, 2017

Life Legacy

George B. Cadwell Jr., entered peacefully into rest at his home in San Lorenzo, CA. on October 5, 2017 at age 96.

"Cad", as he was affectionately called by his students and players, was a high school coach and (wood) shop teacher for over 30 years. He was fun and funny; smart and kind and we are all better for knowing him. He built museum quality model ships and could take a piece of wood and turn it into a thing of beauty using a wood lathe. George taught us all life lessons; including teaching us how to defend what is ours by enlisting in the Arny and serving the United States of America in World War II. It was during his time of service to our country that received the American Theater Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal and last, but not least, the World War II Victory Medal. Cad was a man's man and a real hero.

Inasmuch as he was a mentor and inspiration to many, he was a devoted husband and family man. This is evident in the fact that along with his children Bob, Mike, Charles and Daniel Cadwell, as well as daughter Theresa Portillo, and their respective spouses, he leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 72 years, Lucille de Leon-Cadwell. He is also survived by five grandchildren (Aaron, Jared, Emily, Sarah and Sam Cadwell), and one great-granddaughter, Cary Cadwell.

Dad's examples of how to live has left an indelible mark on all of us and we will forever be grateful.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 beginning at 9:00 A.M. and a chapel service immediately following at 11:00 A.M. Both the viewing and the subsequent service will take place at Grissom's Mortuary 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo, CA 94580. Interment, which will be preceded by military honors, will take place at Sunset View Cemetery and Mortuary 101 Colusa Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530.

Contact Us

Grissom's Chapel & Mortuary Inc.

267 E. Lewelling Blvd.
San Lorenzo, CA 94580
(510) 278-2800

Grissom's Cremation & Burial Centers

9130-B Alcosta Blvd.
San Ramon, CA 94583
(925) 560-0800

Grissom's Crematory, Inc.

267 E. Lewelling Blvd.
San Lorenzo, CA 94580