George Allen Headrick, Jr.
Headrick, George Allen Jr. age 73, died on March 20, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Mary; their three sons: Michael (Deirdre), Marc (Christine), Matthew (Cassandra); seven grandchildren: Aidan, Liam, Grace, Leighton, Mena, Madeline and Penelope; and many nieces, nephews and friends. George was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and loyal friend. He was affectionately known by his grandchildren as Bad Gramps (self-anointed), Besticat and Gramponicles. He was born in Minneapolis as the only child of Gertrude and George Allen Headrick Sr. He attended Washburn High School, where he wrestled, played football and most importantly met the great love of his life and wife of 50 years, Mary Muzetras. He received his undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State University, Mankota. He served the Minneapolis Public Schools for 31 years as a math teacher, assistant principal, principal and associate superintendent. During this time he made lifelong, cherished friendships. George, along with Mary, enjoyed an active and full retirement, as regulars at Lifetime Fitness in Chanhassen where they made many friends, and as extreme gardeners at their lake home on Star Lake, where they created lasting memories with their family and friends. Throughout his life George displayed a disciplined work ethic, sharp intellect, rebellious spirit and deeply kind soul. Whatever George did he did with gusto, whether cycling, skiing, gardening, cooking, Corvette-building or teasing his grandchildren with silly costumes and stories about his sons. He was always gracious and never to be outdone and always to one up in his generosity. He will be missed immensely by his family for his deep love, along with his sage professional advice, impromptu donut drive-bys, and Morning Joe political recaps. Special thanks to the medical staff at the Mayo Clinic and University of Minnesota Medical Center. In light of current events, no memorial will take place at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation at arthritis.org or the Mayo Clinic at philanthropy.mayoclinic.org
Published on March 29, 2020
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