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Old March 11th, 2015, 04:12 PM
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George Berejik RIP

The Oldsmobile community lost a very prominent member yesterday after a long battle with cancer. George was the kind of guy who made everyone feel special and had many friends in the Oldsmobile community.


He had a long history from Berejik Oldsmobile to being part of the Smothers Brothers race team and his support of the OCA and local chapters. He will be missed.


George rest in peace you deserve it.


http://hosting-24281.tributes.com/ob...ejik-102267607

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Old March 11th, 2015, 04:24 PM
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Thanks for the link Fred. Very touching tributes. Condolences for the family; he sounds like a man we'd all have loved to meet.
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RIP George
He seemed like a real genuine person, this is the impression I had after talking to George only a few times.
Was a real part of Oldsmobile drag racing history.


Condolences to family and friends

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Old March 11th, 2015, 04:29 PM
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George was a great Oldsmobile fan + supporter. We will attend the wake. It's too bad there is so much snow, or we could caravan in Oldsmobiles as far as the eye could see. My condolences to friends + family. Rest in Peace "Baby Buffalo".

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Thanks for posting this Fred.

George was a genuine, nice person; a real attribute to the Olds community.
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Old March 11th, 2015, 05:17 PM
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Rest in peace, George.

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R.I.P. George
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Old March 11th, 2015, 05:40 PM
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That's a bummer. It's a loss to the Olds community. I remember buying parts at the Berejik performance center when I was in college in Boston with my 68 442.
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Sorry to hear this . RIP George.
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My condolences to the friends and family.

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Old March 11th, 2015, 06:21 PM
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I met him a long time ago at a show at his dealership in Mass. He had a Shelby Series One there...prototype... he took off down the street with it like a bat out of hell. RIP
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Old March 11th, 2015, 06:50 PM
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Anyone familiar with George's battle knows of the poise and the grace with which his lovely wife Betty Ann carried herself - from her undying support for George to her almost daily updates to the GMO Chapter regarding his condition - to her final message telling of his passing.

We should all be so lucky to have someone like her by our side when life from us slips.

God Bless Betty Ann and RIP George
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Very sad news. Rip George
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Rest in Peace...
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Old March 12th, 2015, 03:25 AM
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A good man and a tremendous asset and promoter to the Olds community. RIP George.
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Old March 12th, 2015, 05:29 AM
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I remember in my earlier car show trips going to Berejik Olds for the annual G.M.O. chapter Olds Show, years ago. Mr. Berejick took a genuine interest in my 79 H/O even back then prior to my having it restored. He even gave me a private look at his white/gold 79 HO he had amongst his collection back then.

Just where does the time go? Seems like only yesterday.

R.I.P. George, you will be missed
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George Berejik and Joe Mondello at 2009 Nationals Seven Springs PA


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RIP George! I always loved hearing his stories about his racing adventures back in the day. Heck, he used a green 1966 Toronado as his tow vehicle for his drag car !
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We attended the wake, and like all wakes...it was a sad affair. But...a tip of the hat to George, his favorite personal Olds "Baby Buffalo" had a prominent display place outside the funeral home. And...his casket was painted the exact same color as the car, turquoise with shiny chrome hardware.
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I had forgotten about BB- we tend to associate George with the performance and drag cars so much, had forgot he loved his 50s Oldsmobiles too.
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RIP George.
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Originally Posted by mrolds69 View Post
We attended the wake, and like all wakes...it was a sad affair. But...a tip of the hat to George, his favorite personal Olds "Baby Buffalo" had a prominent display place outside the funeral home. And...his casket was painted the exact same color as the car, turquoise with shiny chrome hardware.
I was not at the wake (Friday night), but I able to attend George's funeral on Saturday. I am glad that the '56 Olds"Baby Buffalo" was out that day.
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