Avon: George Evans Cullinan, April 9, 1927 to April 25, 2017, died peacefully, at age 90 years, in Rochester, New York. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Martha Collins Cullinan and his son, Rick Cullinan, parents Frank and Mary Agnes Cullinan, brothers, Mike, Charlie, Tim, Danny, and sister Mary Ellen Burke.
Survived by his daughter Mary Joan Cullinan of Rochester and his son, Peter Cullinan of San Francisco. Loving grandchildren, Cody (Ashley), and Courtney Cullinan. 7 great grandchildren and many devoted nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Born April 9, 1927 and raised in Avon, New York. George graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1950. His studies were interrupted by the draft. He served in the Navy from 1945-1947 returning to complete his degree.
Upon graduation, he worked for Household Finance Corporation in Washington, DC. He and Martha were married on July 21, 1951 settling in Arlington, VA. They returned to Avon when he and his brother Tim purchased the Avon Hardware Corporation. Eventually selling his share to Tim in 1972. He went on to have a successful career in sales from Hardware Wholesalers Inc. George retired after 15 years as an auditor for the State of New York.
George was a community leader serving 20 years as an elected representative of the Avon Town Board. He was a founding member of the Avon Ambulance Corps and active parishioner of St. Agnes Catholic Church, St. Agnes Eagle Society and St. Agnes School Scholarship Fund. He was an active and dedicated alumnus of the Notre Dame Alumni Association.
He possessed a keen intellect and was a voracious reader of American History. He will be remembered for his warmth, kindness, sharp wit, storytelling, and delicious sense of humor. George was a devoted son, husband, and father, grandfather and uncle.
The family wishes to thank his nieces Julie Ayers and Barb Dolgos, nephews Patrick and Richard Burke. Jim Dolgos and Jeannette Cullinan and many friends for their acts of kindness.
Friends may call Sunday, April 30, 2017, 3 – 6 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. 21 Big Tree St, Routes 15 and 20A, Livonia. Funeral Mass Monday, 11 AM at St. Agnes Church, Avon. Private Interment, St. Agnes Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Agnes School Scholarship Fund, 60 Park Place, Avon, NY 14414. To send condolences, please visit : www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com