George Nagib Bedewi was born in Cairo, Egypt on March 23, 1934. George was a generous and giving man. George competed in gymnastics in the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. In 1962, George left Egypt by flying to Damascus, Syria and walking through the mountains of Syria and Lebanon to immigrate to the United States. George met his wife Liz (on a blind date) on March 5, 1965 and married her on December 30, 1967. They moved to Arizona in August 1969 and George opened Petite Geneve Jewelry in September 1973. 

Living in the United States gave George opportunity and allowed him to attain great success in life. George knew what it was like to live without opportunity and he wanted to create it for everyone he touched. George's customers and employees were his friends, which meant more to him than anything. It is impossible to know how many people he helped with his generosity throughout life. George's greatest pleasure was to witness the success and accomplishments of his friends and family. 

He will always be remembered with much love and, knowing George, he has probably already redesigned the pearly gates, created the latest fashion in halos, and has worked to designate gymnastics as the official sport in Heaven.

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