Obituary: George E. Montgomery


George E. Montgomery, former Macomb County Circuit Court judge, died Tuesday, March 28, at an assisted living facility in Ypsilanti.
He was 84.

A native of Detroit, Montgomery earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1954 and his law degree from U-M?Law School in 1957.

He taught at Fitzgerald High School in Warren and served as a Warren City councilman before he was elected to the 37th District Court bench, then served two terms on  Macomb County Circuit Court from 1991 to 2002.

Friends and family said Montgomery was interested in all aspects of science, technology and also enjoyed genealogy research. He was known for his kindness and generosity.

Montgomery is survived by his children, Kathryn Montgomery Moran and her husband Edward of Chicago, Carol Poling and her husband Steven of Ypsilanti, George E. Montgomery II and his wife Cheryl of Warren and Elizabeth Montgomery, and her husband Frank Guenther of Munich, Germany; a sister and brother; 11 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held last Friday at the Nie Family Funeral Home in Ann Arbor. Interment will take place at a later date.

It was suggested that memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.


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