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Oct. 4, 1918 – Oct. 11, 2012
George Easterbrook, a retired Amherst dentist, died Thursday in Lockport. He was 94.
Born in Toronto, Dr. Easterbrook grew up in Kenmore and was a 1937 graduate of Kenmore High School. He worked as a soda jerk at a Kenmore drugstore while studying chemistry at the University of Buffalo. During World War II, Dr. Easterbrook served in the Army, where he attained the rank of sergeant. He saw action in France and Germany, including the Battle of Heilbronn in April 1945.
Dr. Easterbrook graduated from the UB School of Dental Medicine in 1952, then established a dental practice in Amherst, which he operated until his retirement in 1986. He also taught pediatric dentistry at Women & Children’s Hospital, from which he received a 30-year service award. Dr. Easterbrook was named a life member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, an honorary organization for dentists.
Dr. Easterbrook served as a deacon at Kenmore Baptist Church and participated in charitable causes through Kiwanis International. Later in his life, he attended Warren Corners United Methodist Church.
His first wife, the former Vimy Hoover, died in 1976.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, the former Donalda Sundgren; three sons, Frank, Gregg and Neil; a daughter, Nancy Tatum; a stepdaughter, Sheila Devereaux; and a stepson, Donald Sundgren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Warren Corners United Methodist Church, 5293 Stone Road, Lockport.