Ge­orge G. Rem­mers, ed­u­ca­tor, shop owner

Baltimore Sun - - OBITUARIES - — Fred­er­ick N. Ras­mussen

Ge­orge G. Rem­mers, a former Bal­ti­more pub­lic schools ed­u­ca­tor who later opened a Fells Point an­tiques shop, died of com­pli­ca­tions from a stroke Aug. 8 at Au­tumn Leaves, a Dal­las skilled­nurs­ing cen­ter. He was 91.

Mr. Rem­mers had gone to Dal­las to cel­e­brate his 91st birth­day with his part­ner of 20 years, Mike Jack­son, a re­tired regis­tered nurse.

“I had a birth­day party for him with cake and ice cream, and then a few days later, he got sick,” said Mr. Jack­son.

The son of Louis Otto Rem­mers and Anna Mills Rem­mers, Ge­orge Gil­bert Rem­mers was born and raised in Bal­ti­more, where he at­tended city pub­lic schools.

Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from high school, he en­listed in the Coast Guard dur­ing World War II and was sta­tioned in Hawaii.

Af­ter the end of the war, Mr. Rem­mers earned a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in ed­u­ca­tion from what is now Tow­son Univer­sity and took a po­si­tion teach­ing sixth grade at Thomas John­son El­e­men­tary School. He re­tired in the late 1970s.

Af­ter re­tir­ing, Mr. Rem­mers opened Yankee Peddler, an an­tiques shop on Aliceanna Street in Fells Point.

“He loved driv­ing to flea mar­kets all over the Bal­ti­more area to find things to sell in his store,” Mr. Jack­son said.

He was an ac­tive mem­ber of St. John Lutheran Church in Brook­lyn Park, where he sang with the choir and with the men’s choir.

Mr. Rem­mers vol­un­teered with Move­able Feast from its found­ing in 1990 un­til 2002, when he suf­fered a stroke.

“He was ded­i­cated to help­ing oth­ers, es­pe­cially peo­ple suf­fer­ing with AIDS, de­liv­er­ing food to house-bound clients and al­ways giv­ing them a big ole hug be­fore he left,” wrote Mr. Jack­son in an email pro­file of Mr. Rem­mers.

The 2002 stroke left him par­a­lyzed on his left side, but af­ter ex­ten­sive phys­i­cal ther­apy at Johns Hop­kins Hospi­tal, he was able to walk again with a cane. He could not, how­ever, re­turn to his Aliceanna Street home, Mr. Jack­son said.

“He lived with two friends in Mount Ver­non,” he said.

Mr. Rem­mers was an avid the­ater­goer and sup­ported lo­cal theater in par­tic­u­lar. He also en­joyed travel. In 2006, he and his part­ner took a cruise to Alaska and sub­se­quently trav­eled to Mex­ico and Las Ve­gas.

Funeral ser­vices will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 10 at his church, 226 Wash­burn Ave., Brook­lyn Park.

In ad­di­tion to Mr. Jack­son, he is sur­vived by two cousins.

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