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George Zeleski's drawing desk. Photo: Jim Shilander
George Zeleski’s drawing desk. Photo: Jim Shilander

It was with immense sadness that we learned of the passing of SC Times illustrator George Zeleski this week, on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

NorbGeorge has been providing illustrations capturing the heartbeat of San Clemente ever since we launched the paper back in 2006, and we were extremely proud to feature his work for for all of these years.

One of the sweetest human beings you’ll ever have been lucky to meet, George’s visits to our office to drop off his artwork were always a special moment for all of us lucky enough to have worked with him. His wife Marilyn would drive George over and he would come in and talk over ideas for the next illustration, always eager with that child-like anticipation of drawing something special and unique.

George, we’ll miss you around here. Thanks for the memories and for providing many years of entertainment for us here in San Clemente. Our thoughts and prayers are with George’s wife, Marilyn, his family and friends.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 105 N La Esperanza in San Clemente.

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