George Lockwood Was Island Summer Resident
George Lockwood, Cleveland business executive and Olympic alternate, died Nov. 26.
George was born in Cleveland in 1911 and briefly attended Shaw High, later graduating from University School in 1929. In subsequent years George become a trustee and major supporter of University School. He served as president of the board of trustees and in 1977 he was honored with the University School Alumni Graduate Award. He attended Yale University, from which he was graduated in 1933 with a B.S. degree in geology. While at Yale he won the Eastern Nationals as a high hurdler, an achievement that entitled him to try out for the U.S. Olympic team. After graduation he traveled to Los Angeles to compete in the tryouts, but missed being selected for the competition.
A lifelong supporter of Yale for which the university bestowed upon him the Yale Medal, Mr. Lockwood was instrumental in establishing a scholarship fund for Cleveland area students to attend the University. Proceeds from the annual Yale Ball, which he started, fund the scholarship program.
He worked for Pickands Mather and rose to become the managing partner for the coal division and executive vice president of the company. Early in his career he was he was transferred to Duluth, Minn., to manage the coal docks, a position that he held for 10 years. During this time he enjoyed hunting, skiing and raising his family. Returning to Cleveland in 1951, he became a director of Central National Bank, Kidron Manufacturing Company, Hickock Inc., Fairmount Minerals Ltd. and several other local companies. He retired from Pickands Mather a few years after its merger into Diamond Shamrock Corp. and became chairman of Cleveland Steel Container Corp. and managing partner of Ohio Oil and Gas Development Corp. He remained active in the business community well into his 80s.
Mr. Lockwood and his wife of 63 years, Lee (Wilson), were longtime summer residents of Martha's Vineyard, and have shared many happy years there with their children and grandchildren. George especially enjoyed gardening and tennis and traveling all over the world with Lee. He is also survived by daughters Audrey L. Schneider (John P.) of Pepper Pike, Ohio, and Nancy L. Glaser (Jerome) of Scottsdale, Ariz., and son George (Sandy) S. Lockwood 3rd of Vineyard Haven; six grandchildren, Melissa Gleason, Nicholas Cranz, Christopher Schneider, Julie Baker, Amanda and Kerry Glaser, and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial gifts may me made in his name to Yale Alumni Scholarship of Cleveland, Inc., 2711 Wadsworth Road, Shaker Heights, OH 44122-2011 or the University School Scholarship Fund, 2785 SOM Center Road, Hunting Valley, OH 44122. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, in Christ Episcopal Church, 3445 Warrensville Center Road, Shaker Heights, Ohio.