October 8, 1946 ~ March 14, 2021

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

George Albert Wikander

Greece: Sunday, March 14, 2021.  George was born October 8, 1946 in Rochester, NY.  He went home to be with his parents, Ernest J. Wikander and Veronica G. Wikander; brothers, Ernest Jr. and Joseph.  He is survived by his devoted wife of 32 years, Karen Rose; loving daughter, Sandra M. (Christopher) Sliss; siblings, Karen B. Wikander (Judy Mate), William Wikander (Hurdon Hastings III), Michael (Brenda) Wikander, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Naylor and Veronica “Ronnie” (Jimmy) Juliano; mother-in-law, Margaret Butler; brother-in-law, Bryan Liddle (Lynn Starling); several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; many cousins; good friend, John Bopp.  George loved dogs, especially Windsor.

George worked for Eastman Kodak Co. for over 30 years and as a guard at the Kenneth B. Keating Federal Building in Rochester.  He was known for his jokes and patriotism.  He enjoyed watching TV, including the Yankee’s and Pittsburgh Steelers, and outdoors sports.  He loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycles, visiting the Hawaiian Islands and the Adirondack’s.  He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the Nurse’s, Tech’s and staff at Unity 4200 wing for all their love and support.

George’s visitation will be held Saturday, March 20th 10 AM – 11 AM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road where his Funeral Service will follow at 11 AM.  Entombment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Heart Association ( in his memory.  For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit


Visitation: March 20, 2021 10:00 am - March 20, 2021 11:00 am

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: March 20, 2021 11:00 am

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626


Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
2461 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in George A. Wikander 's name.

American Heart Association

25 Circle Street #102 Rochester, NY 14607

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  1. Karen, Mike and I were so sorry to hear of George’s passing. We have such great memories of working with both of you at Kodak. Mike always reminds me of how George and him were born on the same day and year. We hope you are well. Take care.

    • Thank you Sue & Mike. Bldg 601 created great memories. It was a fun place to work in the 80’s & 90’s. Karen

  2. Karen, George was always one heck of a kind man. He was a pleasure to work with at 601, and he was well respected by his everyone that knew him. Sending you and the family heartfelt condolences with your loss.

  3. I remember George from the Federal Building. He was always so helpful, pleasant and friendly. I am very sorry for your loss. Madelon Browne

  4. Ganz herzliches Beileid. Condolences and so sorry. Mary Champagne-Myers, “Frau” Greece Arcadia HS

  5. Karen, I am so sorry for your loss. Though we worked in different buildings, I remember you telling me George always made you laugh! May he rest in peace and God bless you with fond and cherished memories. Sincerely, Gerry Young

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