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“Xxx Dear Sensei xxX Thank you for being in my life and being there for me when I didn't have anyone to train with. You are missed but will never be...Read More »
1 of 52 | Posted by: Dee Dee Morris - Huntington Beach, CA

“KAREN, RALPH , AND ALL GEORGES FAMILY. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. MY GRANPA AND GEORGEWERE GOOD FRIENDS, I KNOW THEIR BOTH IN HEAVEN RIGHT NOW TOGETHER...Read More »
2 of 52 | Posted by: AMY DEHMANN - NEWARK, OH - friend

“A real inspiration! ”
3 of 52 | Posted by: Mary Drake

“To the family of George Anthony Annarino, please accept my condolences. May you find comfort knowing that those who died, God keeps them in his...Read More »
4 of 52 | Posted by: Karen - NY

“You will be missed but remembered here on earth, but, I am sure my brother Corky , one of your early Black Belts, is waiting to have a long...Read More »
5 of 52 | Posted by: Tony Guinsler - Newark, OH

“God gained angel and now he can fly happy ”
6 of 52 | Posted by: Heaven Shaw - Buckeye lake ohio, OH

“We have fond memories of working out with George at his studio. With his gentle & humorous personality, he prodded us farther than we thought we...Read More »
7 of 52 | Posted by: Tom & Luana Layton - Delray Beach, FL

“Anita and I always treasured our time with George and Karen at the annual EUSAIMAA martial arts conference in Pittsburgh. Geroge had a profound...Read More »
8 of 52 | Posted by: Chris Murray - Las Vegas, NV

“Karen,Ralph and all of George's family. My prayers for you during this difficult time. George and my late husband, Bill went to school together and...Read More »
9 of 52 | Posted by: Pansy Queen - Newark, OH


10 of 52 | Posted by: Heather Kreager - Galion, OH

“RIP,MEMORIES OF LONG AGO. BUDDY BENDURE,PEARL STREET NEIGHBOR IN THE 1950s. ”
11 of 52 | Posted by: DWIGHT BENDURE - IRVINE, CA

“George was a wonderful and a happy man . god gained another angel. He was a strong man through it sorry for your loss but know god gained a angel . ”
12 of 52 | Posted by: Heaven Shaw - Buckeye lake ohio, OH

“Thanks for your talents & passing along those talents & knowledge GOD BLESS as you continue your journey ”
13 of 52 | Posted by: Cindy Farabee - Heath, OH

“My deepest condolences to the family and students of Grand Master Annarino. What a tremendous asset he has been to the community and to all that knew...Read More »
14 of 52 | Posted by: Bill Lentz - Newark, OH

“Brittany, So sorry to hear of your loss. I had the privilege of seeing his demonstration on several occasions. I even saw the blind folded chop...Read More »
15 of 52 | Posted by: Tina Spencer - Newark, OH

“RIP George. A great man with a lot of history of helping anyone in need. Your legacy will carry on and your smile will be missed. Condolences to...Read More »
16 of 52 | Posted by: Michael Annarino - The Villages, FL

“God Bless George and his family. I was true Martial Artist a friend to all. Always had a giving heart,a love of life and people. ”
17 of 52 | Posted by: Traylon and Crystal Smith - OH

The Three Amigos “In Loving Memory of Sensei AnnarinoTo our mentor who always inspired others because he himself was inspired by others. We send our respects to a...Read More »
18 of 52 | Posted by: Michael Rosenberg - New York, NY

“ONE GREAT,,,GREAT MAN,,,,GOD BLESS YOU GEORGE ”
19 of 52 | Posted by: JOHN WILLIAMS - NEWARK, OH

“What an inspiration George was to so many people. He is widely respected throughout our martial arts family. He has mentored hundreds with his...Read More »
20 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“Prayers for comfort Annarino Family!!God Speed..Angus Family..Meek Family.. ”
21 of 52 | Posted by: Margaret Meek - Newark, OH

“George Annarino - mentor to many. Friend to all.Deepest sympathy ”
22 of 52 | Posted by: Marion Smith

“Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of George . I pray that in the midst of your sorrow you find comfort in all the joyful...Read More »
23 of 52 | Posted by: Rick Faller - Newark, OH


24 of 52 | Posted by: Lynda Spelman - Universal City, TX

“You were a great inspiration to all of us, my heart will always be mindful of you. Love and prayers for your family, god will be with you always...Read More »
25 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“Over 50 years ago, while waiting for the gym & pool to open at the YMCA, George taught me to do the speed bag. He suggested we spar for a while....Read More »
26 of 52 | Posted by: E Brice Kibler - Granville, OH


27 of 52 | Posted by: E Brice Kibler - Granville, OH

“George was an amazing man. I came to him with a special needs 5 year old. She was in physical therapy for about 2 and a half years. I was refered to...Read More »
28 of 52 | Posted by: Sandy Shaw - Buckeye Lake, OH

“SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT GEORGES PASSING. I KNOW THAT HIS FAMILY WILL MISS HIM DEARLY. ”
29 of 52 | Posted by: BILL HILLIARD - MYRTLE BEACH, SC

“Deep respect for your lifetime dedication to Karate, especially for the children in coming generation. Rest in eternal peace! ”
30 of 52 | Posted by: Joon Choi - Reynoldsburg, OH

“George was my teacher,coming up.tought me many things.a great teacher and friend. Thank you George I'll never forgot you. Tom Eskins ”
31 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“Sensei, I will miss you as many will. Thank you for teaching me how to be strong in so many ways. I will remember all the talks in class and at...Read More »
32 of 52 | Posted by: Tammie Athey-Crouso - Hebron, OH

“So sorry for your loss. George touched many lives. He will be greatly missed. ”
33 of 52 | Posted by: wally moran - newark, OH

“i am so very sorry for your loss. God Bless ”
34 of 52 | Posted by: Mark Annecillo - Newark, OH

“Reading all the articles are so inspirering.!what a life of dedication and hard work. So thankful to know so many members of his extensive family. My...Read More »
35 of 52 | Posted by: Terra Blake - Newark, OH


36 of 52 | Posted by: Cliff Biggers - Coshocton, OH

“Please accept my condolences for your loss. George did a lot for the whole community. He will be missed.My prayers are with all of you. ”
37 of 52 | Posted by: Ron Priest - Newark, OH

“Know that we are sorry for the difficult times that you are facing. May the God of all comfort give the strength you needEPV ”
38 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear about George. Thoughts and Prayers going to Ralph and all of the family. God Bless George and All of the Annarino Family ”
39 of 52 | Posted by: Michael E Jones - Heath, OH


40 of 52 | Posted by: Chris & Debbie Greenwald - Utica, OH

“Sending our thoughts and prayers to Karen and family - may the Lord be with you and yours during this time. George was an amazing person and touched...Read More »
41 of 52 | Posted by: Julie and Bob (Ressler) McClintock - OH

“George was a great and an great instructor, he will be missed by everyone he knew . prayers an condolences to the family. Rest in peace George we...Read More »
42 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“I lived across from George and his wife when I first was married. In 1991, my son took one on one lessons from him. My son was only 6. I was...Read More »
43 of 52 | Posted by: Catherine Wright - Heath, OH


44 of 52 | Posted by: Julie and Bob (Ressler)McClintock - OH

“My deepest sympathy to George's family. Sleep well George. ”
45 of 52 | Posted by: Terry Shuley - Adams, TN


46 of 52 | Posted by: Michael E Jones - Heath, OH

“So sorry about the loss of George. He was always with the Karate school thru the years working with kids and adults. He was a good and caring person....Read More »
47 of 52 | Posted by: Michael E Jones - Heath, OH

“RiP George. We all love you more than you will ever know. We will miss you every day and you will be remembered as a great legand of "King George". I...Read More »
48 of 52 | Posted by: Brent Kreager - Heath, OH

“Words can't describe the impact of this loss to everyone. George was a great man that loved kids more than life itself. Newark lost a legend and it...Read More »
49 of 52 | Posted by: Denna Richardson-Fullerton - OH

“RIP George ”
50 of 52 | Posted by: Buckeye Lake

“I grew up in George's neighborhood when he lived on Hoover Street. George gave me boxing lessons when I was 12. He taught my grandson karate. He also...Read More »
51 of 52 | Posted by: John Wise - Newark

“Thank you Sensei for showing me the way, not only as my teacher ,but more important a friend. May you rest in peace and Karen, our love and sorrow...Read More »
52 of 52 | Posted by: A friend


George was born on July 19, 1935 and passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018.

George was a resident of Newark, Ohio at the time of passing.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in George's name be made to the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 430, Newark, OH 43058; Licking County Humane Society, 825 Thornwood Drive SW, Heath, OH 43056; or to the Kids and Boxing Campaign, a fund designated for underprivileged children who are interested in learning about the sport of boxing.

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