George Filice ’49 entrance to SCU was interrupted by his World War II military service. George served in the Navy as a hospital corpsman and was assigned to the Marine Corps. He met Joan, they were married, and initially settled in Merced, California. They moved to Danville, California in 1959 where they resided for over 35 years.

George started his career with the Filice and Perrelli cannery as the plant manager, later being promoted to president of a subsidiary company, Filper. His next role was vice president and general sales manager of Atlas Pacific Engineering. George wrapped up his career as CEO of California Processing Machinery, a startup company manufacturing a next-generation peach pitter.

George had a passion for community involvement and served in several local organizations. The Catholic Church was also an integral part of George’s life. He was a Fourth Degree honorary member of the Knights of Columbus and a long-time usher at St. Isidore’s Catholic Church.

George was an avid golfer well into his 80s. He could often be seen on the golf course in spite of extreme heat or heavy rain.

George was preceded in death by Joan, his wife of 61 years. He is survived by his three children including Matthew Filice ’77 and Robert Filice ’82 and five grandchildren including Mark Filice ’18.

11 Jan 2022