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George Orlando Puig

September 18, 1942 — February 6, 2024

George Orlando Puig, 81, of Houston, Texas, died February 6, 2024; cancer was his kryptonite.


He was born in Fairmont, West Virginia, September 18, 1942. George attended Spring Branch High School where he met Sharon Eaton while on a double date - they were on the same double date but not with each other! Their first date was the junior hayride where they were egged by the senior boys twice. When the junior boys fought back, George ended up with a bloody nose. He was introduced to Sharon’s parents sporting egg and said bloody nose at a hospital where his friend Mike, Sharon’s date from the aforementioned double date, was getting checked out after the fight.


George attended the University of Kansas where he earned a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering. Never a fan of the cold, when he was at KU he  would stay in the car while friends went sledding, but he was sure to go so he could get hot chocolate in the union afterward. George and Sharon eloped on May 30, 1962, and Sharon’s parents came and found them in the middle of the night at the motel where they were staying to tell Sharon she had to come home! Early on, George drove MGs, and they enjoyed participating in sports car rallies together. 


George worked for Turner, Collie, and Braden, AECom, ANS, and Vogler & Spencer as a civil engineer. He designed a float controlled dam and was the head engineer on Houston’s Southeast water purification plant among many other projects. He founded two construction management firms: PKV Engineering and Construction and Management Professionals. He volunteered to lead mission trips for World Servants and was a founding member of several churches; he loved to teach bible studies where he was known to use creative metaphors and analogies. George also volunteered significantly and was on the board for various organizations including Houston Area Parkinson Society and Katy Christian Ministries.


George loved to go FAST, connected with dogs (but definitely NOT cats), liked bowling, and was the kind of person who gave you his full attention when you were talking to him. He was very social and loved to connect with other people. George and Sharon never missed an event, performance, or game of their daughters, and he connected with his girls through joint activities. He asked thoughtful and thought provoking questions. George will be greatly missed by many people.


He was preceded in death by his wife Sharon Maxine Puig, his daughter Michelle Rene Puig, his parents - Robert P. and Elizabeth Puig, and his brothers - Robert Hampton Puig and Richard Brooks Puig. He is survived by his daughter Jennifer Dawn Puig and his grandchildren - Gabe, Malachi, Jade, and Zeke, as well as many nieces and nephews.


There will be a memorial service Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 2:00 PM at Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church in Katy, Texas.

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