George H. Shorney

SHORNEY, George Herbert. b. Oak Park, Illinois, 16 December 1931, d. Naples, Florida, 31 March 2011. George H. Shorney, whom his family and close friends called ‘Gee-oh,’ is remembered as kind, gentle, generous, outgoing, optimistic; a good listener who wrote prose-perfect letters and sent postcards from afar; a fair, considerate, competitive, and innovative music publisher; and for four decades a sustaining force in the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada*. He was predeceased less than a year by his spouse of fifty-six years, Nancy Leith Shorney. One daughter, three sons, and seven grandchildren survive him.  Shorney attended the Oak Park River and Forest High School, Oak Park,...

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