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DR. GEORGE A. RENAKER

April 2, 1933 March 19, 2014
DR. GEORGE A.  RENAKER
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Dr. George A. Renaker, age 80 of Florence, KY passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014. He was a Navy Veteran, Member of Mary Queen of Heaven Church, Director of Board for Fifth Third Bank, and Professor Emeritus at U. C. Medical School. He was preceded in death by his wife Dolores E. Renaker and son David Renaker. Survived by daughters Stephanie Renaker-Jansen, Dolores Pitts and Linda Deglow, sons George A. Renaker, Jr. and John Renaker, sister Jeanine Godsey, brother Jim Bennett, 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Born and raised in Northern Kentucky, Dr. George A. Renaker devoted his entire life to serving the community. Practicing medicine for over 44 years, “Doc” performed over 40,000 surgeries, earning him the nickname “King George” in the operating room. A Kentucky Enquirer article once stated that, statistically, Dr. Renaker operated on one member of every family in Northern Kentucky. His passion for medicine and helping others shone through in his extraordinary bedside manner, unparalleled diagnostic abilities and his distinguished reputation as the best general surgeon in the area.
An avid car collector, Dr. Renaker enjoyed restoring classic vehicles and could often be seen riding around town on his treasured 1942 Harley Davidson motorcycle. His passion for medicine and love of automobile restoration was only exceeded by his devotion to his family. When not performing surgeries, Dr. Renaker loved to travel with his late wife, Dodie, their five children and grandchildren.
His legacy continues today through the Dr. George A. & Dolores Renaker Charitable Foundation. Established in 1998, his foundation emphasizes the advancement of medicine through scholarship and medical equipment/hardware endowments. Another priority for the foundation is aiding less fortunate youth in our community, an example of Dr. Renaker’s commitment to giving back to those who helped him during his own humble beginnings as a former, childhood resident of Northern Kentucky Children’s Home.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

23

Mar

3:00 PM 3/23/2014 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/23/2014 7:00:00 PM
Stith Funeral Homes - Florence

7500 U.S. Highway 42
Florence, KY 41042

Stith Funeral Homes - Florence
7500 U.S. Highway 42 Florence 41042 KY
United States

Service

Monday

24

Mar

10:00 AM 3/24/2014 10:00:00 AM
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church

5876 Veterans Way
Burlington, KY 41005

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
5876 Veterans Way Burlington 41005 KY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mother of God Cemetery Final Resting Place

2701 Latonia Avenue
Covington, KY 41015

2701 Latonia Avenue Covington 41015 KY
United States
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