George Phinney Obituary, Death – George Phinney has sadly passed away. On July 16, in the town of Sutherland, Iowa, Frank and Inez (Miller) Phinney welcomed their first child, George, into the world. George was their first child. 1945 was the year that he graduated from Tigard Oregon High School with his high school diploma. George was a dedicated member of the coffee club at the airport, and he eagerly anticipated each year’s excursion to Oshkosh. George played an important role in the establishment of the Men’s Club at Grace United Methodist Church, where he later served as president for a period of time spanning a number of years.
In addition to that, he served as a teacher for Sunday school and as a lay speaker for a considerable amount of time. George was a pilot who had experience flying a diverse fleet of aircraft, some of which he had built and flown himself. Among these were the aircraft George flew himself. He had a lifelong fascination with aviation and had been attending the EAA National Convention ever since it was first held in the 1960s. His interest in flying lasted his entire life.
George is survived by his three sons and their wives: Douglas Phinney and wife Leeza of Ventura, IA, Donald Phinney of Clear Lake, and Dean Phinney and wife Theresa of Coralville, IA; five grandchildren: Justin, Brandon, Ashley, Melissa (Scott) Keating, and Anthony; and one great-granddaughter: Kayla. George is also survived by a great-granddaughter named Kayla. His close friend Marilyn (Cookie) Schiff, along with her daughters Val Suby and her husband Kirk, and Shelly Miller Schiff, as well as their children Christian (Allison) Schiff and Kylie, Mark Sachen, Amber (Todd) Eldridge and Austin and Allison, and Andrew Suby, will also miss the time they spent with George.
His children Christian (Allison) Schiff and Kylie, Mark Sachen, Amber (Todd) Eldridge and Austin and Allison, and Andrew Suby. George’s beloved cat, Monkey, will most certainly feel a void in her life without her human companion. George was never able to meet either of his parents because they had passed away before he was born. George was never able to meet either of his parents because they had passed away before he was born.