Jun. 23, 2002 State College Centre County Pennsylvania, USA
Brother of Penn State University Football coaching legend, Joe Paterno. George was a star athlete at Brown University in his college days, and was also a U.S. Marine and a former NYC Police officer. Formerly defensive coordinator at Michigan State, in 1975 he left there to become a professor and athletic administrator until 1986. He broadcast the play by play for Penn State Football with Fran Fisher for many years on the radio and moved from Southampton, NY to State College in 1997 to be closer to his brother. He wrote a book, "The Coach from Byzantium" about his famous brother that same year. He died in Centre Community Hospital 5 days after suffering a heart attack.
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Thank you for your service in war and your contributions to the PSU family. Please calm down Joe if saturday he starts with the "C`mon the guys are getting a little herky jerky out there a little out of wack!" You are both missed and may you both rest in ...(Read more) -Anonymous Added: Aug. 29, 2013