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George Boyd Fairchild

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“George Fairchild was not only a part of our family, he was our friend and in many ways our mentor. He was a man from whom we all learned how...Read More »
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“MTS employees and staff wish to extend their condolences to the family and friends of retired MTS Bus Mechanic George Fairchild who passed away on...Read More »
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“"... All the friends you've made and things you have done for those with whom you have shared your life should give you great comfort and...Read More »
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“We always looked forward to our annual visits to San Diego to see George. The most recent act of generosity I received from him was two packets of...Read More »
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George Boyd Fairchild was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, on September 30, 1915, to James LeRoy Fairchild and Lucinda Hermina Luella Headapohl Fairchild. At the time he had an older sister, Ann. Seven years later to the day, their younger brother, James Stuart, was born.

The family primarily lived in California (Oakland and then San Diego), with a short earlier period further north. The majority of George's life was spent in San Diego.

George was in the first Army draft group of World War II, and spent most of the war in Germany. Upon returning to San Diego, he became employed with San Diego Transit, and remained there until his retirement. He was a mechanic who worked on buses, trolleys, and the San Diego-Coronado ferry.

George never married.

Upon the death of his father, he purchased a house down the street from his sister, Ann, niece Linda, and nephew David. His mother lived there with him until she died. He continued living there alone until his death on March 24, 2010. He was 94 years old at the time.

One behalf of George's memory and legacy we encourage you to donate to organizations which he supported...

Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc.
2254 San Diego Avenue, #200, San Diego, CA 92110-2944

Third Avenue Charitable Organization, Inc (TACO) - homeless food program at his church, First Lutheran
1420 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101