Dr. George A. Palmer, 79, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 with his family by his side.
He was born in Jackman, Maine on July 25, 1933. Dr. Palmer had a dental practice in Carlisle, PA, for 35 years and moved to Punta Gorda with his beloved wife Betty in 1994. He graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in Pennsylvania, The University of Maine, Class of 1955, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Class of 1959. He interned at the Zoller Memorial Dental Clinic at the University of Chicago Clinics. Dr. Palmer was a past President of the Carlisle Chapter of the American Cancer Society, a member of the American Dental Association, past president of the 5th District Dental Society of Pennsylvania, past President of the Harrisburg Area Dental Society, Emeritus member of the International College of Dentists.
In addition to his wife Betty, he is survived by their children, KathyJean (Joseph) Westbrook of Ballston Spa, NY, Steven Philip Palmer of Punta Gorda, George Gregory (Kristine) Palmer of Harrisburg, PA, and Judith Ann (Nathan) Palmer-Guest of Athens, VT. He is also survived by six wonderful grandchildren, Janice and Molly Westbrook, Christopher and Teresa Palmer, and Abijah and Sienna Guest.
A Memorial celebration is expected to be held in Carlisle, PA at a date and time to be announced in the near future. Memorials in Dr. Palmer’s name can be directed to the St. Vincent de Paul Society associated with Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Punta Gorda.
Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Punta Gorda Chapel.