|George W. Blossom III|
|December 16, 1918 - March 12, 2012|
|of Lake Forest and Chicago's Near North Side|
11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 17, 2012
at The Church of the Holy Spirit, 400 E. Westminster Road, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
|George W. Blossom III, 93, long-time Chicago insurance executive and retired Vice President of Willis Corroon Corporation, died Monday, March 12, 2012 at Lake Forest Place.
He was a lifelong resident of Lake Forest and in recent years also maintained a residence on Chicago’s Near North Side. After graduation from The Hotchkiss School, he attended Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts and began his career in Chicago insurance brokerages. He served, successively, as Vice President of Fred S. James & Company and of Corroon & Black (now Willis).
He was long active in Chicago social and cultural organizations. He was a board member of the Chicago Commons, Music of the Baroque, and Bishop Anderson House in the Westside Medical Center. He also served on the board of Lake Forest Academy and YMCA Community College.
Mr. Blossom was an avid and skilled skier and enjoyed skiing until the age of 80. He also enjoyed fly fishing for most of his life.
Survivors include nine nieces and nephews, and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Chicago Commons, 700 N. Sacramento Blvd., Ste 141, Chicago, IL 60612.
Memorial service 11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 400 E. Westminster, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Interment private. |