George L. Field

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Malibu resident George L. Field died June 19 after a long battle with an illness. He was 79.

Field was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on March 27, 1925. Immediately after high school, he enlisted in the Army to fight in World War II. He served as a gunner for the Army Air Force, completing 19 flying missions.

Field moved to Los Angeles in 1954, where he entered the scrap metal business. In 1964, he founded Field International Inc., Field Board Inc. and Mr. Medium Inc., companies that specialized in making brown fiber for packaging. Field’s marketing skills and innovative pursuit of importing paper from Japan and other countries made him a leader in the field. His son, Dennis, has participated in these businesses for 17 years.

Field and his wife, V. Donnovan, were world travelers. Friends say they remember Field for his clever wit and wicked sense of humor.

Field is survived by his wife of 40 years, V. Donnovan, his sons Dennis, Jay and Alan, his daughter-in-law Tonie and three grandchildren.

A funeral service will take place on June 24 at 10 a.m. at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Chapel, located at 1218 Glendon Ave. in Westwood. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the John Kerry for President campaign.