George R.L. Meiling, age 70, died on March 6, 2013, at OSU Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio of Natural Causes.
Born in Bexley, Ohio in 1942.
Son of Maj. Gen. Richard L. Meiling MD and Elizabeth Lucas Meiling.
George was a graduate of the Columbus Academy, Yale University, and Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Captain of United States Air Force (Europe). Air Force Commendation Medal. Financial executive of banking organization from 1969-2002.
Served as director-trustee: American Rose Society, World Federation of Rose Societies Conservation Committee, Columbus Park of Roses Foundation, Ameriflora '92, Green Lawn Cemetery, Pro Musica, Columbus Light Opera, Central Ohio Arts Council, Columbus Club, Columbus Academy Alumni Board, and Harvard Business School Club.
Member of Columbus Public Schools Neighborhood School Development oversight committee. Treasurer: Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus Club, Kit Kat Club, Christ Church, Columbus Park of Roses Foundation, American Rose Society Old Garden Rose Committee, Chairman American Rose Society Classification Committee, Consulting Rosarian, Master Rosarian, International Rose Trials Judge, Earth-Kind Roses representative for Northeastern US. Member: Columbus Club, Rocky Fork Hunt and Country Club, Kit Kat Club, The Mory's Association, Royal National Rose Society, American Rose Society, Central Ohio Rose Society, and The Columbus Rose Society.
George is survived by his wife, Susan; sons, Andrew and Richardson (Brandy); step-son, Michael (Diane) Zieg; and his nine grandchildren.
Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger RD. Funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 11, 2013 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 125 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215.
Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
Memorial gifts if desired could be made to Columbus Park of Roses Foundation (Heritage Garden) or American Rose Society Education Endowment.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from March 8 to March 9, 2013.