George Rumsey

January 8, 1925 ~ November 5, 2021 (age 96)


Christian, Husband, Father, Father-in-law, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Godfather, Uncle, Friend. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, November 5, 2021.

George was born in St. Paul, MN on January 8, 1925.  Preceded in death by beloved wife, Gloria; son, Mark; daughter-in-law, Bridget Votel (Anne); father, Ellsworth; mother, Marcella; step-mother, Marie; brother, Edward; sister, Joy Galbreath; parents-in-law, Giocondo & Madellena Giuliani; brothers-in-law, Angelo Giuliani, William Chandler, Thomas Galbreath; sisters-in-law, Genevieve Giuliani, Agnes Giuliani, and Mary Louise Chandler.

Educated at St. Mark’s parish K-8, graduated Cretin High School 1942. Enlisted at age 18 in the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, which saw combat 1943-45 in Italy, Southern France, Rhineland, Ardennes & Central Europe. Following discharge he graduated in 1948 from Minneapolis School of Art (MCAD) with a BFA and began a 60+ year career in Advertising Art Direction and Design.

June 19, 1946 George married Gloria Giuliani. They were blessed with 5 children and enjoyed 67 years of marriage. He was proud of his wife & children. He enjoyed Downhill Skiing, Handball, Gardening, The North Shore, Family Gatherings, Sports Cars and was known to enjoy a Bombay Sapphire-Up on occasion with friends & relatives. Survived by children, Timothy, (Rosemarie) Molly, (William Park) Anne, & Daniel (Holly). He leaves 10 grandchildren: Emily Rumsey, (Matthew Tabaka) Leslie Rumsey-Rogers, (Dallas) Glynis Rumsey, Matthew Park, (Amy Quint) Monica Park, (Peter Henricks) Andrew Park, Christopher Park, (Kia Heise) Amy Dols (Timothy) Sarah Beam & Elisabeth Beam. Great Grandchildren include: George Rogers, Archie Dols, Cassandra Park, Remmington & Lexington Park, Miles Tabaka Rumsey, Esme Rogers and two babies on the way. Also survived by sister-in-law, Dorothy Rumsey; plus nieces, nephews & close friends.

Funeral Mass 11:00 am Friday, November 19 at Lumen Christi Catholic Community, 2055 Boland Avenue, St. Paul 55116. Visitation at the church one hour before Mass. Covid Considerations: Masks preferred. No luncheon. Private Interment. Live-stream of the funeral Mass available at  

Memorials preferred to Cretin Derham Hall “Mark Rumsey Fine Arts Endowment” or donor’s choice.

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Funeral Mass
November 19, 2021

11:00 AM
Lumen Christi Catholic Community (Boland Avenue, Cretin Derham Hall)

November 19, 2021

10:00 PM to 11:00 AM
Lumen Christi Catholic Community (Bohland Avenue, St. Paul)

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