George R. Loucks

George R. Loucks, 69, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Catskill, NY on May, 25, 1947, the son of George and Marian Loucks.

George started his career as a Chemistry Teacher at Ballston Spa High School in 1969 and then joined the General Electric Research and Development Center in Niskayuna in 1972. He retired in 2015 after 43 years, with 19 awarded patents in the field of polymer processing.

He was a lifelong member and dedicated leader of the Boys Scouts of America, having been the Scoutmaster of Troop 67 in Scotia-Glenville for many years, then organizing and running the yearly Klondike Derby Deep Freeze for the last 20 years. George was a life member of the East Jewett Volunteer Fire Department.

George’s hobbies included collecting coins, then giving them away to family and friends and working on home improvement projects. He loved being in the woods with a wheel-barrow and a chainsaw, building nature trails and moving brush to the dump.

He was predeceased by his parents George and Marian Loucks, and his father-in-law Clayton “Junior” Mead. George is survived by his wife Barbara , their sons Brian Loucks (Lindsay) of Napa, CA and Kevin Loucks (Kristin) of Andover, MA; and his “PEACHES” - grandchildren Paige, Elizabeth “Ellie”, Aidan George, Cade, Hannah, Ethan and Sadie; brothers Gerry Loucks (Marge) and Jeff Loucks (Cindy) all of East Jewett; mother-in-law Violet Mead of Hunter, sister-in-law Bonnie Schertl of Hunter, and numerous nieces and nephews.

At George’s request there will be no services. Memorial contributions in memory of George may be made to NYOH Community Cancer Foundation, 449 Route 146, Suite 101, Clifton Park, NY 12065 or BSA Klondike Derby Deep Freeze, c/o Brian Campbell, 346 Rector Road, Scotia, NY 12302 or East Jewett Vol. Fire Dept, PO Box 105, East Jewett, NY 12424 or Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Ave, Scotia, NY 12302.

Online remembrances may be made at

Guest Book

David Smith

Truly saddened to hear of George's passing. I worked with him for over 35 years at GE. What
a super person he was. Kind, pleasant and considerate to work with. During the last years of
working at GE, George was my boss. He was always helpful, encouraging, superorganized, honest
and always "by the book." I enjoyed working for him. Condolences go out to his family. He
will truly be missed.

Marcia Lang Reynolds

Mr. Loucks was my chemistry teacher at BSHS. I always looked forward to his class and always remembered him as my favorite teacher. My condolences to his family.

Colleen, Dan and Catie

Barbara and family, we just heard about George's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jim Pickett

I was so sorry to learn of George's passing. We worked together at GE for over thirty years. He was a good man--caring, helpful, a voice of reason. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends.

Hans and Susan Hitchcock Neugebauer

Barbara, Brian and Kevin,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of George. I remember him so well from the time we attended the UMC East Jewett Sunday School and various Church activities. He was a good friend to everyone he met. Our deepest sympathy.

Bill & Nancy Beers

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our sincere thoughts and prayers to you Barbara, and your family.

Edd Friedman

I'm sorry to hear of Mr. Loucks' passing. He was a great role model of dedication and organization for me as a young Boy Scout. The countless number of people he has affected through Boy Scouts will carry on his legacy for many, many years to come.

Joan Higgins - Route 296 in Jewett, NY

Dear Family
Please know from deep in my heart, my sympathy is with you all.
Love Joan

Hugh and Jean Schrowang

So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

Kurt von Maucher

Now you are among many other great Scouters. Your leadership and the other lessons of life learned will help to guide many of the Scouters of today and tomorrow.

May you dwell in the house of the Lord forever with those Scouts and Scouters who have gone before you.

Rest in peace my friend, your influence on those you interacted with over the years will continue in your absence.

Vince, Gina and Gabriella Chun

George was an amazing, thoughtful, and gentle friend. George's love touched many and he will always be in our heart and memory. Our deepest condolences to your family.

Tom and Dode Goodspeed

We are so sorry to learn of George's passing. He was a kind and dedicated Scoutmaster and our family had wonderful experiences due to his leadership. Please accept our condolences. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Terry Scheuer

My condolences to his family. George was my high school chemistry teacher (1970-71), he was awesome. So sad to hear he passed away.

Liz Williams

I interacted with George at GE R&D many times during my 34 year career as a chemist. I started working there in 1973 - a year after he did - and retired in 2008. He was a wonderful colleague and a kind and generous person. I liked and respected him very much and am saddened to hear of his passing. My deepest sympathy to Barbara and the entire family on your loss.

John & Kim Papp

We are so deeply saddened at the loss of our Friend George, we have known him through his Scouting Service for over 20 years. Having worked with him on Klondike Staff for the past 10, we found George to be a very organized Leader, one who "dotted the i's and Crossed the T's."

His kind nature with handling virtually any situation, his friendship and leadership will surely be missed, and never forgotten. Scouting is sincerely at a loss.

Our Sincere Sympathies to Barbara, Brian and Kevin, and know that George will always live on in our Memories and Hearts.

John & Kim Papp
Sharon Springs, New York

Gary & Karen Bogusz

So sorry for your loss. I will always remember the good time our families had together.

Jane Konik

We are so sorry to hear about George what a pleasure to have known him. We always enjoyed talking to him, we will surely miss him.
Love and Hugs,
Jane and Ron

David Terwilliger

Mr. Loucks was such a kind, smart, warm, friendly, and great person. He always greeted you with a beautiful smile and a welcoming handshake or hug. He will be missed greatly. Please accept our sincerest condolences.

Dave and Cathy Terwilliger

Bob Lull

Sorry to see the news today

I worked with George for about six years. A real gentleman. My sincere condolences for your loss. We talked about retirement several times. He looked forward to the free days down the road.

God bless him, and grant you some serenity.