Pete George (1966-2015)


San Diego Fire-Rescue Engineer Peter George answered his last alarm on March 5, 2015 peacefully joining the departed while sleeping due to a stroke at the age of 48. Peter began his career with the Fire-Rescue Department in July 1990 as a Fire Recruit. He promoted to the rank of Fire Engineer in September 2009.

Peter was born at Mercy Hospital on May 20th 1966 in San Diego, California. He grew up in Rancho Bernardo a beautiful peaceful community. He attended St. Michael’s School in Poway from 1st grade thru 8th grade. He graduated from Poway High, went on to Miramar College, and worked at Sony before entering the Army. He joined the San Diego Fire Department in 1990, it was his second family. He married and is survived by his wonderful son Carson.

Peter had a generosity and kindness that would not quit. He loved to tease, joke, and live life to it’s fullest, like the time he drove the family car in fast circles in the church parking lot at the age of 13. Maybe these early high speed maneuvers prepared him for his future job as Fire Engineer

Peter loved his family and friends, loved his job, and loved to read. He was adored by his nieces, nephews, and cousins. From early childhood Peter always had a pack of friends where ever he went. Peter was a huge Chargers fan faithfully purchasing season tickets each year and enjoying tailgating with his friends.

Peter was a loving father whose thoughts were always with his son as his last text message the day was taken from this world was to to his son Carson “Put in the time studying and you will do well.”

Peter leaves behind his son Carson the love of his life, his father George, his mother Jo Ann, his brothers Greg, Jeff, sister Jennifer, and all his extended family and many great friends.


The George family is requesting all donations to be sent to the San Diego Fireman's Relief Association & FirefighterAid at:

10509 San Diego Mission Rd. Suite F
San Diego CA 92108

(Make checks payable to FirefighterAid)

Tax ID # 33-6091348


Cards and donations may be made to the George family at the address below:

Peter George Family

C/O San Diego Fireman's Relief Association

10509 San Diego Mission Rd. Suite F
San Diego CA 92108