Former Dearborn Teacher, Principal George W. Monroe Dies at 66
One-time teacher and principal spent his summers as a National Park Service ranger.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 9, for George W. Monroe, former Dearborn teacher and principal of Long Elementary School, who died Nov. 5 at the age of 66.
Monroe worked for Dearborn Public Schools for 38 years. He was a teacher for 18 years, and spent 20 years as the principal at Long.
From 1966 to 2010, Monroe also worked as a seasonal U.S. National Park Service ranger during the summer months. For the last 33 years, he worked at Yellowstone National Park.
Monroe is survived by his wife, Judy; his children, Matthew (Carrie Lewand-Monroe) and Annie; his granddaughter, Kora Mae; and his brother, Michael (Candace).
Visitation Wednesday will be from 1-8 p.m., with a 7 p.m. rosary, at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, located at 22546 Michigan Ave.
Funeral services will take place Thursday, Nov. 10, beginning with 10 a.m. prayers at the funeral home, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, located at Michigan Ave. and Military in downtown West Dearborn.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburgh Rd., Livonia, MI 48154-5010 or to the Long Elementary School PTA, 3100 Westwood, Dearborn, MI 48124.