Hinesburg, Vt. — George Klausner passed away quietly at his home with family at his side on Monday morning, Nov. 25, 2013. George was born in Vienna, Austria on March 10, 1938, to Lee and Gina Klausner.
He arrived in the United States in 1938 and served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946, spending over two years on Attu in the Aleutians as a pharmacist. He was naturalized in Nov. 1943. George married Molly Weingarten in 1947, who later passed away in 1969. He married Florence Berino in 1972.
He is survived by his wife, Florence; his three sons, Jeff Berino of Frisco, Colo., John Berino of Burlington and David Klausner of Vineland, N.J. He also has four grandchildren: Jay Berino, Jenya Berino, Jacob Berino and Joshua Berino
George graduated from Cooper Union, N.Y. with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and worked as a senior researcher with American Cyanamid until 1981. He held numerous patents in acrylic fibers and was directly responsible for the invention of Creslan. He retired with his wife, Flo to Thetford, Vt., in 1981 and worked with the Dartmouth College Biology Dept. Along with Flo they became very active volunteers in the Upper Valley performing arts scene and Opera North. George also enjoyed volunteering with local high school students on science activities and projects.
The family will have a small reception for close friends at their home from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30.