ENGLEWOOD, N.J. -- Dr. George R. West Jr., a resident of Englewood, died. He was 90.
West graduated from Dwight Morrow High School, where he gained recognition as a member of the Maroon Raiders track team. Following graduation from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during World War II. He earned an honorable discharge and enrolled at New York University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1950. He then re-enlisted and served in the Korean War.
After that period of service, he applied and was accepted to the Howard University School of Dentistry earning a degree in 1955. Returning home once again, he opened a successful dental practice on Palisade Avenue and became forever known as “Doc.” He maintained a private practice until his retirement.
He is survived by his five children, George West III (Raquel), Eric West, Claire Moran, Pearl Street and Frank West (Katie); 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was predeceased by his sisters, Natalie and Dorothy.