Obituary: George Dee Huntington


George Dee Huntington, 74, of Manhasset,  died after a brief illness on September 16. He is predeceased by his parents George Arthur Huntington and Billie Fay Huntington, and brother Thomas Arthur Huntington. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Deborah Lake Huntington, his sons Michael George Huntington & Steven Edward Huntington, sister Carrie

Huntington Parsons, nieces Victoria Parsons & Emily Flores, and grandchildren James & Ben Huntington.

George was the president of Asbestolith Manufacturing in Brooklyn. He was an avid sailor, well known in racing circles as an expert skipper & sought-after crew, both in the US & abroad. He was a 3rd generation member of Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, as well as a member of the Congregational Church of Manhasset, serving on numerous committees. George had many interests but was especially drawn to woodworking. He particularly liked creating boat half models, many of which are on display at Manhasset Bay Yacht Club. He looked forward to attending the Wooden Boat School in Maine each summer, where he perfected his lifelong hobby. George enjoyed volunteering with the Make-A-Wish foundation and generously supported US Olympic sailing team hopefuls, as well as the Westie rescue organization.

George’s family plans on holding a private Celebration of Life service in the spring. In memory of George, donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation or the North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, NY.


  1. I have just recently learned of George’s passing. He was one of my best friends at Saint Paul’s School, Garden City, Long Island. We shared most of our classes together. My sincere condolences go out to the family knowing full well that you were able to spend a wonderful time with a wonderful man. George excelled in athletics especially in track and field. I remember one day when he had completed the 100 dash in 10 seconds flat. He was one happy fellow. I also remember one weekend during our sophomore year in college when he and I took two dates up to Union College where I went to school and enjoyed a really fun college weekend. I never did make it to Syracuse but we told me a lot of stories about the football players that were doing quite well during those years. I will truly miss George even though we had not seen each other for 50+ years.


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