Doug George, 57, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at his home in Dover, while in the company of his loving and devoted family. Doug succumbed after a challenging three-year battle with cancer.
Doug was born in Concord, the first child of Morton Minot George and Norma (Badger) George. He attended local schools, graduating from Concord High in 1970. Doug then attended Syracuse University and the University of New Hampshire, graduating from UNH in 1975 with a degree in resource management.
Doug is survived by his wife of 33 years, Caroline; their two sons, Matthew Robert and Andrew Edgerton; his mother and his three sisters.
As a child, Doug attended Camp Mowglis on Newfound Lake and became a lifelong member of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Doug was an assistant hut master and hut master at the AMC Greenleaf and Madison huts and manager of the AMC Tuckerman Ravine shelter.
On Oct. 16, 1976, Doug married Caroline Edgerton. As a family they traveled to many interesting destinations and enjoyed several cruises. Doug also enjoyed hiking, bicycle riding, skiing, cooking, fine wine, his restored MG sports car and the cabin.
While working as a Realtor for Hamel Real Estate in Chocora in 1977, Doug and Caroline built their first house. In 1979 they moved to Dover, and founded Conserve Associates, later renamed Doug George Homes. Doug built nearly 100 high-quality, energy-efficient homes, becoming recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the movement to conserve energy in well-built homes. He was known to all who worked with him as a stickler for detail and quality. These homes will be a lasting memorial to Doug’s ingenuity and attention to detail.