P/C George Paul Kay, AP, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at the age of 84 surrounded by the love of his family, Mary, his wife of 49 years and Bonnie, his daughter.
George was born on March 22, 1938, he grew up in Elmont, New York, and attended Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park, New York, where he developed his love of football, lacrosse, and swimming.
George spent 8 years serving his country in the US Coast Guard. He graduated from Hofstra University and got his first teaching job in Port Jefferson School District on Long Island where he taught history and coached football for 30 years and also coached girls bowling.
For 20 years, he spent his summers working as an ocean lifeguard at Gilgo Beach in Babylon, New York, and Coopers Beach in Southampton, New York. He was an avid skier, he loved boating and traveled up and down the east coast from New York to Florida by boat, via the ICW for 14 years and was a member of the Marine Trawler Owners Association.
George served as commodore of the Moriches Yacht Club, was commander of the Peconic Bay Power Squadron (2016-2018), was a member of the St. Lucie River Power Squadron (SLRPS) and a member of the Elks Club. He and Mary attended 10 Olympic games starting with Atlanta, Georgia, in 1996 and ending with Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016.