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George Kiers
Sept. 22, 1924 - February 24, 2011

George Kiers passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home in Barrington, Rhode Island on Thursday, February 24, 2011. A first generation American, and the first child of the late John and Pauline (Karpelchik) Kiers, he was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on September 22, 1924. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Anne (Siniak) Kiers, and his children George, Cynthia, Annali and her husband, Kent Gardner.

George graduated from Tolman High School in Pawtucket. He served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II. A gifted artist and illustrator, George attended the Rhode Island School of Design. After graduation from RISD, his interest in art and love of adventure led him to continue his studies for several years in France and Italy.

During his life George taught art and worked in the commercial screen printing industry. He owned a screen printing business for most of his career. Later, George worked for the State of Rhode Island Department of Corrections as the manager of the Industries print shop. He retired after twenty years of service at the age of 84.

Like many native Rhode Islanders, George loved the water. He enjoyed fishing and especially quahoging. He was an avid craftsman and woodworker. There was almost always a boat in the yard or at a nearby marina. Over the years he and his son (George Jr.) restored and renovated a number of wooden boats. George also loved food and had a large cookbook collection. A favorite pastime was reading cooking magazines and books and of course, preparing meals for his family.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in George’s memory to Hospice at Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871 would be deeply appreciated www.vnsri.com/hdonations.html. You are invited to visit a family album at www.georgekiers.info.

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