In Memoriam: George Eninger ’63, ’70, Gifted Educator


EningerGeorge1963-Senior-Yearbook-PhotoGeorge Eninger ’63, ’70, passed away on Jan. 18 at the age of 73.

Eninger was born on Jan. 10, 1942, and grew up in North Hollywood, Calif. After graduating from Redlands with his bachelor’s degree in economics, he had a career as an exceptional educator and was known as “everyone’s favorite teacher.”

In 1970, Eninger graduated with his master’s degree in education. And, in 1980, he started his second career with State Farm Insurance. There he continued his love of educating by assisting his clients and mentoring his entire team.

Eninger was an active member of not only his community but the University’s as well. He served on numerous boards including the YMCA and Redlands Symphony, and he served on the Alumni Reunion Committee, Redlands Admissions Assistance Program and Alumni Career Network. He was also a member of the Town & Gown Association.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marieke; his daughter and son-in-law, Lori ’87 and David Sloss; his daughter and son-in-law, Tricia and Bruce George; his brother and sister-in-law, James and Mary; his grandchildren, Matthew, Zachary and Gabriel Sloss and Karly ’11, Jake and Brett George; and his nieces, Christine and Katherine.

Memorial donations in his honor may be made to: University of Redlands, Development Office–Redlands Fund, 1200 E. Colton Ave., Redlands, CA 92374.


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