- June 11, 1926 - January 17, 2013
- Clearwater, Florida
of George's Passing
5771 Roosevelt Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33760
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“I played against Coach Deuel's basketball team in the late 1960's when Montrose High School would play exhibition games with Catholic Central.
Years...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: David Canfield - Binghamton, NY
“Mr. Deuel was a wonderful man who made a positive impression on the hundreds of young adults he mentored. He had a heart of gold. Rest in peace
2 of 18 | Posted by: Kim Daley, class 1988
“Coach Duel was an inspiration and role model for his students and players. My thoughts are with the Duel family.
3 of 18 | Posted by: Marjan DeSilva McGuire - NC
Theresa and I were saddened to learn of Georges death.
We are still on Crestmont and fondly remember you both.
Please accept our deepest...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Al and Theresa Perna
“My condolences to Mr Deuels family. I had Mr Deuel as a teacher in mid 60's at CCHS. He never had a bad word towards anyone.....not even me..........Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Gary Slattery - Binghamton, NY
“As a student at Seton Catholic HS, my first look of Mr. Deuel was as an opposing basketball and baseball coach. Later in life, I refereed some of his...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Jim Miller - Binghamton, NY
“Thoughts and prayers to the family on "Mr. Deuel". I had him as a guidance counselor at CCHS in hte 70's. He helped me with my career path, and was...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: eileen fox - binghamton, NY
“My condolences to all the Deuel Family;Growing up there were three men who had a strong influence on me: my dad, my grandpa, and Mr. Deuel. I had...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Mark J. Riley - Port Washington, NY
“I was very sorry to hear that George had passed away. I know that he had been ill for some time, but his passing does not make it less sad. He was...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Gloria Grablutz - Forest City, PA
“Our hearts are with you as we honor and remember a great man. Mr. Deuel was our Guidance Counselor at CCHS, ever sincere and genuine in his care of...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Camille Muscatello
“George was a real inspiration to me and so many. He will be missed and a real gentlman who loved his family and proud of his friends. a great smile...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Bob Callahan - Parrish, FL
“Mr. Deuel was the reason I became a teacher and a coach. For 38 years I tried to live up to the example he set for those of us who were lucky enough...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Mike Andrew - Binghamton, NY
“I had the pleasure of playing basketball for Mr Deuel 1970-1971. He had a bunch of characters on his team, but his leadership, toughness, generosity,...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Mark Perrault - Vestal, NY
“Sister Jean Veronica and I are deeply saddened to hear of George's death. We have wonderful memories of our days with him at Catholic Central High...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Sister Anne Stephen - Binghamton, NY
“I knew George as a neighbor and coach and counselor at Catholic Central High School in Binghamton, NY. He was a dynamic teacher and mentor who...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Richard A. Bucci - Binghamton, NY
“Velma and Family,
My sympathy and prayers.
16 of 18 | Posted by: Fr. larry Lord - Binghamton, NY
“George Deuel was a former teacher, counselor, coach, Guidance Director,and Director of Athletics at Seton Catholic Central High School, Binghamton,...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: John & Betsy Colonna - Binghamton, NY
“The entire staff of Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home extends our deepest sympathy to you during this difficult time.
18 of 18 | Posted by: Staff of Sylvan Abbey - FL
Deuel, George Eugene age 86, passed away Thursday, January 17,2013 at Suncoast Hospice House- Brookside. George was born June 11,1926 in Binghamton, New York and then moved to Clearwater, Florida.
He was a high school Guidance Counselor/ Varsity Basketball/Baseball coach,at Catholic Central and Seton Catholic Central High School.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy, World War II, Pacific Campaign, 1944-1946, USS LCS 70, and awards included Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area Medal and American Area Medal.
George's religious affliation was Roman Catholic.
George was very active as a member and volunteer of several clubs; Basketball Inter-Service basketball team; President, Broome-Tioga County NY Guidance Counselors; NY State Public High school Athletic Association Section IV Hall of Fame; Seton Catholic Central High School Hall of Fame; Varsity Coach, 1971 Southern Tier Athletic Conference Basket Ball Champions (CCHS); Volunteer-Countryside HS, Countryside Hospital, Ruth Eckert Hall, Rockland County NY Little League, St. Thomas Aquinas Grammar School Basketball; member of Clearwater Retiree Softball League, On Top of The World Golf League.
George is survived by his wife of 60 years Velma Deuel, three sons; Stephen Deuel of Lewiston, NY., Dr. John Deuel of Phoenix, AZ. anf LTC George Deuel of Arlington, VA., 10 Grandchildren and 3 Great-Grand Children.
Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home
2853 Sunset Point Road
Clearwater, FL. 33759