George Stanley Jasinek
Honored by his son, Dan Jasinek, Spirit Electronics Sr. Account Representative
George was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up with his parents, Stanley and Gertrude, on the edge of the city of Chicago. The youngest of three children, George had a brother, Larry, and a sister, Kathy.
George served in the Air Force and spent time in Vietnam where he served in a support unit known as Redhorse. He was stationed in Danang. Aside from the war there, he spoke highly of the country and its people. His unit was primarily responsible for providing logistical support to units engaged in combat. George was later stationed in Tucson, Arizona where he worked on the Titan II nuclear missiles that were built and maintained in silos in the southwest desert area west of Davis Monthan Air Force base.
After his enlistment was up, he married Mary Callahan and moved with her to Phoenix, Arizona where they would raise their two sons, Jeff and Danny.
I’m not sure if the quote came from his years of service or now but I can vividly remember him telling my brother and I as we were growing up, “Don’t sweat the small stuff” as a way to try to help us focus on the important things and forget about much of the ancillary details that tend to get in the way of accomplishing a task.
George was a plumber by trade for his career but was also a capable mechanic among other various skills and talents. George took a lifelong interest in trains and locomotives of all types. He also learned to snow ski as an adult and took up golf again after briefly dabbling in the sport as a teen.
Later in life, George was a recipient of a double lung transplant as his own lungs had begun to fail around the time he turned 60. The lung transplant effectively gave him another 10 years of quality living, allowing him to see his 3 grandchildren, Jetta, Jayden and Gracie, grow to be teenagers. His new lease on life also allowed him to continue to make trips back to the Chicago area to visit with his mother and brother before their passings in 2019 and 2020 respectively, and his sister who still makes her home in a suburb outside of Chicago, among other extended family as well.
If you feel inclined to show your support for the family, they ask to consider donating to the Lung Transplant Support Organization. The Jasinek family thanks the LTSO for their support and the opportunity for George to serve as both a board member and speaker for those going through the transplant process.
George Stanley Jasinek passed away on January 1, 2021 with his wife and two sons by his side.