George Arthur Rasmussen 1927 - 2005 Hillsborough
A funeral mass for George Arthur Rasmussen, 78, Hillsborough, will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Hillsborough.Mr. Rasmussen died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005, at Rose Manor in Durham, N.C. He was born March 20, 1927, in Lorain, Ohio, the son of Martin and Frances Griessen Rasmussen. He grew up in Buffalo, N.Y. Mr. Rasmussen served in the U.S. Navy. He supervised the news department at television station WGR in Buffalo and was a news director at WNAC, Channel 7, in Boston. He was also a journalism professor at Boston University, Kansas University and retired from Elon University in North Carolina. He was an active member of Holy Family Catholic Church and a longtime member of the church choir.He married Janet Burdick Rasmussen. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two sons, Neil, Lawrence, and Mark, Middletown, R.I.; a daughter, Charlotte Thies, Marshfield, Mass.; and three grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Clements Funeral Home in Hillsborough with prayer services at 8 p.m.The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Assn., Eastern NC Chapter, 400 Oberlin Road, Suite 220, Raleigh, NC 27605.