George N Korkgy

george korkgy

July 4, 1934 ~ November 21, 2020

Korkgy, George N., age 86, of Leonia, on Saturday November 21, 2020. Beloved husband to Mary Korkgy nee: Sardarian. Devoted father to George N. Korkgy, Leslie J. Korkgy-Valenti and her husband Michael. Proud grandfather to Dane Michael. George grew up in Palisades Park and graduated Leonia High School in 1952 and later graduated from Lehigh University in 1956. He also graduated NYU Graduate School of Business. George owned and operated the Empire Cleaning Company in Palisades Park and served as the Recreation Director for Palisades Park for 25 years. From the age of 12 he spent his summers on the beach in Belmar, NJ. A surfer, waterskiier, golfer, and softball player, he was always active. George loved his family and was devoted to being the best husband, father, and grandfather. His only grandchild, Dane Michael, who he lovingly called "DinDin", was the light of his life. George enjoyed his English Bulldogs: Roxie, Isabelle, Pebbles and BamBam. The family will receive their friends on Tuesday from 11 AM to 12 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. There will be a religious service at 12 noon. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or


Religious Service: November 24, 2020 12:00 pm - December 1, 2020 12:30 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation: November 24, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Graveside Service: November 24, 2020 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Fairview Cemetery
500 Fairview Avenue
Fairview, NJ 07022

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  1. George, Leslie and family. We wish to send our sincerest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your father.
    He was a very special man and he leaves us so many wonderful memories. May they bring you comfort during this trying time.
    Jim and Barbara Davidson

  2. Mary, my deepest condolences. May the grace of God be upon you and your family during this time. I was always blessed to see you and George together because it was obvious you deeply loved and cared for each other.

  3. Mary, Leslie & George & Family

    My Deepest Sympathy to you all. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead.

    Never to be forgotten

    Rita Soovajian
    Hartford, CT

  4. RIP my old friend, I just ran across this now, a month after the fact, I know there will be a lot of softballs flying up in Heaven now, that you are up there,I have not heard about you, since I moved up here.

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