George Anthony Aulisio, 67, passed away peacefully June 26, 2018. He was born May 10, 1951 in Washington, DC to parents Leo and Helen (Morris) Aulisio. George grew up in Greenbelt, MD. After he graduated from New Mexico Tech in Socorro, NM with a degree in mining engineering, he moved to Moundsville, WV to begin his mining career. In Moundsville, he met and married Lucinda "Cindy" (Hensley). His career took them to California, Colorado, Saudi Arabia and the Marshall Islands. Over that time the family grew to include three children. Throughout his career, he and his family enjoyed traveling the world; visiting dozens of countries.
George had a zest for life- everyday was an adventure to him. He holds several US patents for coal mining apparatus methods. He was a selfless person with a kind heart for everyone. He would strike up lively conversations with total strangers even in foreign countries. He was an avid musician; played guitar and keyboard in many local bands. His first band was in high school. He played at his sister's wedding, and his band played at his own wedding. Along with his band Rim Rock, he played at the US consulate in Saudi Arabia.
Left to treasure his memory is his wife Cindy; sons Nicholas and Thomas (wife Nicole); daughter Denise Settles (husb. Robby); grandchildren Gia, Luke, Gage, and Lachlan. In Poppy's own words- GRATITUDE.
He is also survived by his brothers Leander, Callixtus (wife Linda), and Julius (wife Terry); sister Rosemarie Garcia (husb. Rob); along with numerous nephews and nieces.
Visitation will be held at Resurrection Catholic Church on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 10AM with a Funeral Mass at 11AM. Interment will follow in the Lakeland Memorial Gardens.