George S. Cann Jr.
1944 - 2021
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Cann, Jr.
October 20, 1944 March 10, 2021
George was born in Beverly, MA then raised in Hamilton, MA. He was preceded in death by both parents. He died in Colorado Springs and is survived by his wife of 31 years, Jacque. He had no children.
At 6 years old, George contracted polio and spent several weeks in an iron lung. George was in the first class to graduate from the new Hamilton-Wenham Regional HS in 1963. He was active in many clubs at school & church while growing up, including Fidelity Chapter, Order of DeMolay. After graduation, he joined the USAF, serving in SC, Vietnam, Germany, England & CO. During a break in service, he spent 2 yrs in the Air National Guard. While in the AF, he earned 3 degrees - 1 BS in Business & 2 Associates Degrees. After retiring from the AF, George worked for AAFES 17 yrs. His many hobbies & interests included bowling, camping, traveling, sight-seeing, geology, paleontology & philately. In addition to being a life member of the VFW Post #391, he was very active in the Masonic Family. His adult Masonic career began in Fountain Valley Lodge #191 in 1983, serving as WM in 1998, then transferring to Colorado Springs #76. Other memberships included: Scottish Rite; York Rite; Al Kaly Shrine; AMD; Colorado Knight Masons; Amaranth; Royal Order of Scotland; Sword of Bunker Hill; Sojourners; High 12; and was an adult advisor for DeMolay & Job's Daughters.
Services will be held at the Colorado Springs Masonic Center on April 18th at 2 PM. To attend, please RSVP to
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation, RiteCare or Shriner's Hospitals.

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Published in The Gazette on Mar. 28, 2021.
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March 28, 2021
The Buckley AFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our sincere condolences and our gratitude for Mr. Cann's service to our country in the Air Force. If you would like help with any matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), Veterans Affairs (VA), etc. you can contact our office on Buckley AFB at 720-847-6693. The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole purpose is to provide assistance to any military retirees and surviving spouses/family members with anything related to their military service and/or benefits, in particular during difficult times such as this. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

Steve Young
Lt Col, USAF, Ret
Director, Buckley AFB RAO
Steve Young
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