George W. Videll, 71, of 4582 Cowing Road, Lakewood, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in UPMC Hamot, Erie, Pa.
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 the State University at Fredonia.
George spent his career in service to the communi-ty as a science teacher in the Jamestown Public School system. As member of the Chautauqua County community, he led an active life in his appreciation of the outdoors. A devoted father and husband, George spent many a season 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 So-ciety, and served as a board member of the Chautauqua Lake Yacht Club. As a life-time member of the Jamestown 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 Accepted 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.
Per wishes of the family, a memorial service will be conducted at a later date to be announced.
You may light a candle in remembrance of George at www.lindfuneralhome. com.