George W. Videll

A memorial service for George W. Videll, 71, of 4582 Cowing Road, Lakewood, who died Jan. 23, 2013, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Bethel Lutheran Church. A Masonic Lodge memorial service will be led just prior to the service.

Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service Saturday in the church.

A lifelong area resident, he was born June 3, 1941, in Jamestown, the son of the late George and Ellen Anderson Videll Sr.

He was a 1959 graduate of Jamestown High School and later graduated from Jamestown Community College and SUNY Fredonia.

George spent his career in service to the community as a science teacher in the Jamestown Public School system. As a member of the Chautauqua County community, he led an active life in his appreci-ation of the outdoors. A devoted father and husband, George spent many a sea-son engaged with his family fishing, hunting, sailing and camping.

He was the president of the Chautauqua County Federation of Sportsman’s Clubs, a committee member of Ducks Unlimited, was once active in the Chautauqua County Bird Dog Association, Trout Unlimited, the Ruffed Grouse Society, and served as a board member of the Chautauqua Lake Yacht Club. As a lifetime member of the James-town Skeet and Trap Club, he also served as its president. George was also a member of Mount Moriah Lodge 145 F&AM, where he achieved his 32nd degree in the Ancient and Ac-cepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, and lived his life in accordance with those principles.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Kay Schroeder Videll; loving son, Hans Christopher Videll of Edinboro; godchild, Julia Jablonski of Lakewood, N.Y.; sister, Sharon Donnelly and nephew, Kyle Donnelly of Prescott, Ariz.; and several family members in New York, Pennsylvania, Sweden, Denmark and Australia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, 413 N. Main St., Jamestown, NY 14701; or Bethel Lutheran Church 904 W. Third St., Jamestown, NY 14701; or a charity of choice.

You may light a candle in remembrance of George at www.lindfuneralhome. com.