George Stewart died unexpectedly in a Florida hospital on 12 October 2017, of an undiagnosed cause after being admitted 10 days earlier. A communication from his wife, Breck, noted that 12 October also marked George's and her 50th wedding anniversary. Breck was George's constant companion and ardent supporter of his career endeavors. In memory of George, Gil Castro and John Ubelaker pay tribute to a friend and fellow parasitologist, providing a glimpse of his academic achievements and of him as an individual. This homage also conveys the personal responsibility he took and the effort he put forth to achieve his goals. George had an inclusive academic career and enjoyed a reputation as a noble and industrious individual and scientist. He was known for carving out and providing leadership in his parasitological niche.

George obtained rigorous training in preparation for a career in parasitology....

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