November 7, 2021 ~ 3 Kislev 5782
George Matlow died in Louisville, KY, about six weeks after celebrating his 103rd birthday.
His surviving family comprises of sons, Austin (Pamela), Kenneth, Stuart (Denise), Robert, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. George was predeceased by his wife Ethel (nee Barnett), brother Philip (Marilyn), and sister Edith Drazin.
During the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 in Cleveland, Ohio, he was born to Russian Jewish immigrants Milton and Rae Matlow. He graduated from Shaker Heights High School, where he met Ethel and went on to earn a Mechanical Engineering degree from Case Institute of Technology. George designed equipment for refineries, co-founded an automotive component manufacturing company, designed cryogenic gas systems for healthcare and industry, and designed piping for nuclear power plants, to name some of his endeavors. During World War II, he performed strategic work supporting the Manhattan Project that hastened the war’s end.
George and Ethel raised their family in Beachwood, Ohio, from the late 1950s through the late 1960s, when he and his wife moved to Louisville, a city they both loved.
Services were held privately, with burial in The Temple Cemetery. Memorial Donations to The Home of the Innocents, 1100 East Market Street, Louisville, KY 40206 or https://www.homeoftheinnocents.org/donate-now/