George Ives Haight II, 79, died peacefully at his home in Green Valley, AZ surrounded by his loving family on March 12, 2020.
George graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL in 1958. After proudly serving in the Marine Corps he went on to graduate from the University of Chicago in 1962 with a degree in Chemical Engineering.
George spent his 40+ year career in the automotive and aerospace industries performing various roles before retiring as a Division General Manager.
George was active in his various communities. He dedicated 10 years as Cub Master of Scout Troop 728 (Vista, CA) and as a devout Episcopalian served many roles in the church including Vestry Committee member, acolyte trainer, lay minister, and parish administrator.
George had a lifelong love of music which began with a bugle at the age of six and continued until his passing as a member of the Green Valley Concert Band. George played the baritone/euphonium horn in the band, played guitar for church services, and sang in various choirs.
George was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Valerie Haight and his sisters-in-law Marilou Haight and Linda Haight.
George leaves behind his beloved wife of 58 years, Gail, and his children Robert Stubbs Haight (Erin) and Elizabeth Anne Haight (Matt). Additionally, he leaves Bradley Whittenburg (Kacy); grandchildren Owen, Maeve, George, and Gemma; brothers Allen and Steve, sister Edith Hays (Scott), and their families.
He will be laid to rest in a private family ceremony close to the family farm in Fort Atkinson, WI. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in George’s memory to either the Green Valley Concert Band Scholarship Fund at greenvalleyconcertband.org or to The Animal League of Green Valley at TALGV.org.