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Following his illness of several months, George F. Bawart passed away peacefully on January 25, 2010 with his wife, Jan and daughter, Dana at his side. George was born September 3, 1939 in Burlingame, CA.
George was a retired Vallejo Police Officer. For 17 of his 28 years, he was a detective. Among his many cases, he was best known as the investigator on the ongoing Zodiac case.
After retirement, George was frequently found maneuvering the Bye George along the Delta waterways. At home, George built intricate radio controlled airplanes, was a voracious reader, accomplished cook, and an avid football and Nascar fan, often watching with his perfect grandson, Bret. George was always ready with an entertaining story about events when he was a police detective or life in general. Fun loving and caring, George will be dearly missed.
George is survived by his wife and loving companion of nearly 30 years, Jan. Stepdaughters, Debora Farrell and Dana Fishburn (whom he referred to as his daughter), her husband, Les, and grandson, Bret. From an early marriage daughters, Natalie Bawart, Christine Wheelock, Debbie Daly and granddaughters, Christina Daly, Amanda Daly, Jordan Lane and Juliette Wheelock. George is also survived by sisters, Suzanne Day and husband, Steve and Mimi Rapp along with several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, February 11 at St. Peters Chapel on Mare Island, Vallejo, California.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your local Cancer Society.
I've known George since the 1940s when we grew up together in Federal Terrace in Vallejo. The last time I saw him was when we had our Federal Terrace reunion photo taken at the Mare Island Officer's Club during the 50-year VHS Reunion in 2007. George will be missed by all of his classmates.
Bruce Christensen Feb 11 2010 12:00 AM