July 16, 2017
George N. Wellins, Nindl Lane, died Sunday July 16th, at Hospice of Jefferson County, Watertown, NY.
He was born on March 6, 1933 in the Bronx, son of Eileen (Shannon) Wellins and Nathan Wellins. He worked in the dental sales and office design business for many years and later worked as a corporate limousine driver. He served in the US Army during the Korean War and upon his return, he met and married Charlotte Nindl of Great Bend, NY.
He is survived by two sons and their families, Gregory J. and his wife Carmen Neuberger, Scottsdale, AZ, grandson “Nicky” and granddaughter Andrea “Andy”, and son Mark A. Wellins, New York, NY, four brothers, Marvin, Alan, Douglas, and Richard, all of New Jersey. A sister Diane, predeceased him.
George was passionate about his involvement with people with gambling addiction, as well as families of those addicts. After his retirement in 2001, he volunteered to work with prisoners with addictions at the Cape Vincent Correctional Institute, as well as with other groups.
A celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Wellesley Island.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY 13601, the Wellesley Island Fire Department, PO Box 250, Wellesley Island, NY 13640 or Stop Predatory Gambling either online or by mail at SPG, 100 Maryland Avenue, NE, Room 310, Washington, DC 20002.