Dr. George E. Deeley

April 09, 1911 ‒ July 12, 2005

Mount Vernon, Ohio

George E. Deeley, D.D.S., a life long resident of Mount Vernon, died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday July 12, 2005. Dr Deeley was 94 years old, having been born on April 9, 1911 in Mount Vernon. Dr. Deeley’s father, Dr. William Steen Deeley, was a dentist in Mount Vernon, while his uncles were physicians. Dr. George E. Deeley graduated from Denison College, and Case-Western Reserve Dental College. Following graduation from Dental College, Dr. Deeley was serving an Internship at Forsyth Dental Infirmary in Boston, Massachusetts which was interrupted when Dr. Deeley’s father unexpectedly died, and George returned to Mount Vernon to assume care of his father’s patients.

During the internship, Dr. Deeley had met Marian Tyrrell, of Rutland Vermont. Following his return to Mount Vernon, Dr. Deeley continued his courtship, marring Marian E. Tyrrell in 1939.

Dr. Deeley served as a dental officer on board the USS Block Island, which was sunk on May 27, 1944. All but 6 of the crew were rescued, and reassigned to a new USS Block Island, on which he served until the end of WW II.

George and Marian had two children, Jane and Bill. Dr. Deeley’s son Dr. William S. Deeley served as a dental officer in the US Air Force, retiring as a Lt Colonel. Bill died June 2, 2002. Marian died in 1987. George’s daughter Jane was with George at the time of his death as was his second wife Mary White Deeley whom he married on July 15, 1988. Dr. Donald Greer, Jane’s husband, was also with George at the time of death.

Dr. Deeley is survived by his wife, Mary White Deeley, daughter, Jane D. Carr, daughter-in law Rebecca Merryman Deeley, grandsons James Deeley, David Deeley of Yorktown Virginia, Jane’s husband Donald M. Greer, and their son George Steven Greer, and son-in-laws Donald M. Greer and Will Greer, step daughter, Bina Gehres and step son, Hewett Gehres.

A memorial service to celebrate the joys of Dr Deeley’s life will be Saturday August 6, 2005 at 3 PM at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Stephen Williamson and Rev. Charles Ransom officiating.