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George Nicholas Mars, 67

December 14, 2010

APRIL 23, 1943-DEC. 9, 2010

George Nicholas Mars, 67, of Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, Dec, 9, 2010, at Golden Living Center, Hagerstown.

Born April 23, 1943, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Nicholas Mars and the late Marie Callas Mars.

George graduated from Polytechnic High School, Baltimore, Md., class of 1961. He did his undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech, where he later obtained a master's degree in engineering and also participated in the Army ROTC program.

He was also a veteran who served in the United States Navy.

George was a professor at the Merchant Marine Academy, where he taught physics, math and chemistry for several years.

George is survived by an uncle, Peter G. Callas of Hagerstown; cousins, Cathy G. Bushey and Michael G. Callas, both of Hagerstown, William G. Callas Jr. of Baldwin, Md., and Karen M. Kennedy of Ellicott City, Md.; and special friends, Katharine Menton, Steve Wright and Jennie Avila.

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The funeral service will be private and at the convenience of the family.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

The Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy P.A., 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences are accepted at www.geraldminnichfuneralhome.com.

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