George Thomas Ocelik, 71, a life long resident of East Hampton passed peacefully March 3, 2018 after a long and courageously fought battle with diabetes and heart disease.
George was born on November 24, 1946 to Charles E. and Doris (Barber) Ocelik in Middletown, CT and raised on the family farm on Clark Hill with his parents and 4 siblings. He loved to reminisce and share stories of his family and cherished childhood memories. George was a devoted son and very proud of his family.
George spent his entire life in East Hampton, which he loved dearly. He talked often, and fondly, of his childhood on “The Hill” with his parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, cousins and extended family all nearby. George graduated from East Hampton High School in 1964, the first graduating class of the “new” High School on Maple St. He was a star soccer player, remembered in the high school sports memorabilia case that each of his four girls walked by daily during their high school careers at East Hampton High.
George was a fun loving, rebel rousing, kind and giving man who just wanted everyone to be happy. He had the perfect day with his family surrounding him with love, song and prayer the day before he passed. He was overjoyed having his entire family together and shared that special satisfied grin we all know and love.
George worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for 35 years as a machinist and loved his work. He was very proud of the job he did there and the education and training films he was a part of. He earned many awards, certificates, and accolades for his hard work, dedication, and the money saving process improvements that were in place at his recommendation. He made lifelong friends there and everyone who knew him would tell you he was a special character with a heart of gold.
George met his wife, Dale M. Plourde, at her brother and his dear friend Sylvio Plourde’s wedding in November 1980, and married in January 1981. They went on a date the very next day and the rest is history. Dale remembers fondly their romantic honeymoon and that George loved to give her red roses as a sign of his love. George and Dale raised their family in East Hampton.
In his younger years, George loved bowling, playing ball, coaching the ladies softball team, motorcycle riding with the boys and spending time with his family, watching old Westerns, and was an avid lottery enthusiast. George spent every Sunday at his parents house and helped to create fond memories for all of his children.
George left behind his four daughters, Paige Quinn (Henry), with first wife Elizabeth S. Treadway, Blaire Ocelik, Samantha Ocelik (Thomas Smith - loving partners of 17 yrs.), Destiny Ocelik all of East Hampton. George fondly thought of Kelly Naughton, Sam’s lifelong friend, as his fifth daughter and she was always there for him. Grandchildren Henry IV (New Haven, CT), Cullen (Philadelphia, PA) Troy, Katrina, Bella and Thomas of East Hampton. George loved his daughters and grandchildren unconditionally, forever and always. His siblings Burt Hodge of Lake Worth, FL, Donna Cronin (Wayne) of Colchester, Patricia Dessureault, of East Hampton and Mary Ley (Bill) of East Hampton. Many aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends will remember George for his fun loving and generous spirit. George was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Doris.
George will be lovingly remembered by all who knew him and, just ask, they will all have a story to share.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George’s memory to the East Hampton Ambulance Association General Fund P.O. Box 144 East Hampton, CT 06424 and the East Hampton Park & Rec 20 East High St. East Hampton, CT 06424, for the new Seamster Park. The East Hampton Ambulance transported and provided George exceptional care many times over the years and George had fond memories of playing Little League at Seamster Field as a child and created special memories with his four girls and later in life, with his grandchildren on the play grounds of Memorial School and Seamster Field.
Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St. East Hampton on Saturday March 10th from 11AM until 1:00PM. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00PM. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com.