Ay, George Frederick

August 16, 2005

GEORGE FREDERICK AY, 87, died at Levindale Geriatric Center on Saturday, August 13, 2005 after a lengthy illness. Born and raised in Baltimore, he was a son of the late Edward F. Ay and Martha Lerian Ay. He was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 59 years Virginia Elizabeth in 2004 and a sister Ruth Bollman in 2005. Mr. Ay attended Polytechnic Institute in Baltimore. He served in the U.S. Army, 4th Armored Division with General Patton's 3d Army in WWII and was a recipient of the Bronze Star and discharged with the rank of Warrant Officer. After the war he worked for Minneapolis Honeywell for nine years and later owned and operated "Pinky's Cafe" in southwest Baltimore for eighteen years. He moved to Ocean City in 1973 and was a realtor until his retirement. He was past president and longtime member of the Ocean City Lions Club and a member of American Legion Sinepuxent Post #166 in Ocean City. Survivors include his devoted daughter, Susan Ay of New Windsor, MD, devoted friend, Michael Bowers, a brother Richard L. Ay and sister-in-law Angela Ay of Arnold, MD. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul's By The Sea Episcopal Church, 302 N. Baltimore Ave., in Ocean City on Saturday, October 15, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. Inurnment will be in the church columbarium. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's By The Sea Memorial Fund. Arrangements are by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin, MD.

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