George W. French passed away September 8, 2001. Born November 28, 1911 in Oakland, CA. George was one of the original Marine Raiders of WWII, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Torrance Post 11045, and Sixth Marine Division of Eureka. He enjoyed baseball and golf, and at age 80 was a member of the Senior Championship Team from Los Angeles, which won the World Softball Championship in Detroit. Survived by his wife Kiyoko, one daughter and four stepchildren, ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the U.S. Marine Raider Assoc., 3835 Lakeshore Blvd., Lakeport, CA 95453, or American Heart Assoc.