2nd. Lt. George Stanford Dies at Home on Leave

Capt. George J. Stanford died of a heart attack April 1, 1943, while on a short leave at home at 293 Chestnut Street.

Stanford joined the Nutley High school faculty after World War I in which he served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Stanford served as athletic director of Nutley High school for 23 years. Football was his favorite sport and under his guidance Maroon teams made outstanding records in the metropolitan area.

In World War II, entering the army as a second lieutenant he rose to the rank of captain.

The memorial plaque dedication and unveiling was held at the opening football game of the season between Nutley and Central High school of Newark on the Park Oval on Sept. 29, 1945.

Capt. Stanford is interred at Vincent Methodist Cemetery, Nutley, N.J.

George J. Stanford memorial, Nutley Park Oval, Nutley NJ  A Buccino

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