In Memory Of
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Garden City SEPTA
Mr. George Sutcliffe, a longtime resident of Garden City, passed away on Sunday, February 19,
2023 at NYU Langone Hospital in Mineola, with his family at his bedside.
George was born on April 23, 1966 to Jane and Nathaniel (Bud) Hyland Sutcliffe, the youngest
of five children, and attended Garden City Public Schools and later Susquehanna University,
from which he graduated with a BA in Economics in 1989.
He began his career working for the Greater NY Insurance Company and then Mutual Marine
Insurance, where he worked in the claims department. At the same time, George earned his JD
by attending Brooklyn College Law School at night. Soon thereafter, George worked for several
years at the McMahon, Martine, and Gallagher law firm in Brooklyn, NY, specializing in
insurance casework and workplace liability. Most recently, he had held senior management
positions at Trust.
In 1993, George met Megan Keogh through work, and managed to persuade her to meet with
him for a bite to eat on St. Patrick’s Day. After a seven-year courtship, they married in 2001.
A few years later their daughter Emma was born, followed by a son, Jack. Both children are
their parents’ pride and joy. George loved attending Emma’s soccer games, field hockey, and
golf matches at Garden City High School, as well as Jack’s basketball games in the Challenger
League in town.
Clearly, “all work, no play” was never a phrase that could be applied to George. An avid New
York sports fan, he was a lifelong follower of the Mets, Jets, and Islanders, as well as an astute
Thoroughbred handicapper and horse player. George enjoyed jazz concerts in Manhattan, wine
tastings in Southampton, and an occasional class at Culinary School, though he rarely cooked in
his own kitchen. He was a golf enthusiast and member of the Garden City Country Club.
From the time he was a child, Saratoga was George’s happy place. No matter what the year,
you always knew where to find George during the month of August.
George is survived by his wife Megan, daughter Emma, and son Jack, as well as siblings Marge,
Betty, Tom, and Natalie, and numerous nieces and nephews.