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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 , 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 , 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 , 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.

Margaret Schaefer November 10, 2011 at 02:23 PM
George, you will be missed. May you rest in peace.
Paul Maxwell November 10, 2011 at 06:37 PM
Mr. Monroe, you were my favorite teacher. I got lucky and had you for 4th & 6th grades. Paul Maxwell

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