George Edward “Geordie” Pease, 71, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2011 after a prolonged illness.
Geordie was born and raised in Denver, educated at St. Philomena’s grade school, Regis and East High schools, the University of Colorado-Denver (B.A., M.A.), and the University of Denver (M.S.W.).
Geordie was a proud fourth generation Coloradan. His great grandfather, George E.H. Pease, was a framer of the Colorado Constitution. His father, George A. Pease, served as an administration assistant for the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Geordie completed his first master’s degree in urban and regional planning. His thesis included a study, past and present, of the Globeville community. He also served as chairman of the Greater Parkhill Community. He spent the greatest part of his career as an addictions social worker. He found the work rewarding & challenging.
Geordies’ love of music grew in the early 1960’s when he appeared in clubs and coffee houses as a folk singer and continued throughout his life.
Geordie is survived by his wife of 41 years, Patricia DeLuca Pease, his son Michael George William Pease, and his brothers Robert J. Pease, of Denver, and Father Raymond A. Pease, S.J., of Honduras.
A memorial and remembrance service was held on August 15, 2011 at Horan & McConaty Chapel, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd., at 10 a.m. Friends were invited to share their memories of Geordie at the service.
Published in Denver Post on July 10, 2011