Lorain Hall of Famer George Spiroff dies suddenly at age 49

Aug 30, 2008 Full story: www.chroniclet.com 6

George Spiroff’s father died when he was a sophomore at Southview High School. His mother had died when George was 5. He wound up living with his grandparents, Matt and Betty Nicoloff, but the young man would never have lacked for a place to call home.

“I offered to take him in,” said Bill Gast, Spiroff’s baseball coach at Southview. “I wouldn’t have hesitated to let him live with me and my kids. That was how nice he was. I never heard anyone say a bad word about George.”

Spiroff died Sunday night at his home in Avon, shortly after playing catcher in two Roy Hobbs Baseball League games for players over 30. He was 49.

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Andrew Sexton

Westlake, OH

#1 Aug 30, 2008
I was stunned to learn of George's passing today while going to the Westlake post office. George was always a most gracious employee at the post office and always treated each customer with courtesy. He will be missed.
Evangeline Bolcis

United States

#2 Sep 1, 2008
Me and my husband, Duane Bolcis who grew up with George since they were 5yrs old. we were very shocked and sadden by the news. He was just a groomsman in our wedding last August 17,2007. After me and duane had been together after 18yrs. We finally tight the knot. He came to california to be in the wedding. And it was a beautiful time, we had shared with George and Michelle. We have many pictures of him, which is sad when we look at them. we just cant believe he is gone..We had plans to have a home here in ohio and california so we can be close to him and michelle and other friends as well. Things will never be the same now that he is gone..With tears, we love you George forever... Love Duane & Evangeline Bolcis

North Olmsted, OH

#3 Sep 1, 2008
George was the best. He always had a nice and kind word for everyone he met. We are still in shock over hearing about his death. Our love and prayers go out to his family.

Sugar Land, TX

#4 Sep 20, 2008
He was the best person to every meet he was like a father to me

Sugar Land, TX

#5 May 13, 2009
he was my best friend and i love him dearly

Sugar Land, TX

#6 Apr 25, 2013
i miss my uncle....

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