George M. Karelitz  -  April 5, 2009


MENANDS George M. Karelitz, 60, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 5, 2009 at his residence.  George was born in Mt. Kisco, NY and had lived in Menands for eight years.  In 1967 he graduated from Port Jefferson High School and in 1971 from SUNY Maritime College.  He served his career in marine transportation.

     George was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Grace Karelitz.  Survivors include his sisters, Carolyn Karelitz of St. Louis, MO and Anna (Bruce) Fernald of Coeymans;  nephew, Michael (Amelia) Fernald of VA;  and niece Amy (Stephen) Emerson of FL.  Also survived by a circle of close friends.

     A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced.  A Contribution in memory of George may be made to Mental Health America (Memorial Donation), P.O. Box 16810, Alexandria, VA 22302-5968 or online at