George Loring Thurlow Jr., 81, succumbed to cancer at his winter home in Visalia, Calif., on March 17, 2006. He was born in Skowhegan, Maine, in 1925. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served during Word War II aboard the Destroyer Escort currier DE700.
In 1948 he married Marian Gorman and graduated from Yale University. He went on to graduate from Harvard Law School in 1951. He worked in the legal department of the Automobile Club of Southern California and eventually headed their traffic Department.
In 1960, he moved to Visalia to join the Tulare County District Attorney’s office as deputy prosecutor. After two years in that office he opened his own law practice.
In 1965, when arsenic was found in the Allensworth water supply, he helped form the Mutual Water Company. Then he and his sons helped dig the community’s new water well.
There will be a memorial service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Visalia on Friday, March 31, 2006 at 11 a.m.