George J. Nohe Jr., 65, plant supervisor, fisherman

October 21, 2004

George James "Duke" Nohe Jr., a retired General Motors plant supervisor and well-known bass fisherman, died of complications from diabetes and cancer Tuesday at his home in Shrewsbury, Pa. He was 65.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Overlea, he was a 1957 graduate of Kenwood High School. He then began a long career at the GM plant on Broening Highway, where he retired 15 years ago as a supervisor.

For more than four decades, Mr. Nohe fished for bass, often at Prettyboy Reservoir. He was president of the Maryland Aquatic Resource Coalition and founded the Maryland Bass Federation.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, the former Loretta Szymanik; two sons, George J. Nohe III of Parkville and Gregory Michael Nohe of Bel Air; a brother, Kenneth Nohe of Timonium; two sisters, Mary L. H. Russo of Shrewsbury and Virginia Brophy of Bel Air; and eight grandchildren.

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