George Francis Autman Jr. 1 2
- Born: 5 May 1931, Wilmington, New Castle, DE 1 2
- Marriage (1): Elizabeth "Petti" Coats
- Marriage (2): Karen Mellish
- Died: 28 Apr 2003, Hartly, Kent, DE, United States at age 71 1 2
- Buried: 2 May 2003, Frederica: Barratts Chapel Cemetery, Kent, Delaware, United States 1 2
Noted events in his life were:
1. Obituary: Delaware State News: obituary of G. Francis Autman on 30 Apr 2003 in Dover, Kent, DE, United States. 1 G. Francis Autman Jr., 71
HARTLY - G. Francis Autman Jr. of Hartly died Monday, April 28, 2003, in his home. He was 71.
Mr. Autman was born in Wilmington, son of Edythe McClure Autman of Wilmington and the late G. Francis Autman Sr.
He was a 1950 graduate of the Wilmington Friends School and, in 1954, was graduated from Middlebury College, where he received his bachelor of arts degree. In 1959, he received a degree in law from the Law School, University of Virginia, and received his master's degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in finance and banking in 1960.
Mr. Autman was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Army.
He served as assistant to the treasurer of International Oil Corp. from 1960 to 1961, and later served as an associate with the law firm of Theisen and Lank until 1962. From 1963 until 1965, he served as assistant to the attorney general of Delaware, after which time he conducted the private practice of law. From 1977 through 1980, he served as executive vice president of the board of directors of the nonprofit corporation for improvement of the central business district of Wilmington. From 1981 through 1984, he returned to private law practice, and in 1985, served as an adjunct instructor in constitutional law and criminal law and its procedures at Delaware Technical and Community College, Terry Campus, Dover, until his retirement in 1996, after which he served for several years as an adjunct instructor at Wilmington College.
Mr. Autman was a former member of the board of directors of the Boys Clubs of Wilmington, was the first chairman of the Consumer Affairs Board of Delaware and had served as a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Brady Semans.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Karen Mellish Autman of Hartly; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Sabra and Jeffrey Horvat of Dover, Dawn Autman of Bear and Elizabeth "Lisa" and Robin Semans of Felton; a sister, Lynne Erbach of Wilmington; two brothers, David Autman of Wilmington and Steve Autman of Chadds Ford, Pa.; three grandchildren, Mackenzi Semans and Madison Semans, both of Felton, and Elizabeth Hill of Bear; four step-grandchildren, Shannon Cunningham, Candice Horvat and Samantha Horvat, all of Pennsville, N.J., and Monica Horvat of Cincinnati; and a special friend of many years, Elizabeth "Petti" Cox of Dover.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Funeral Home of Michael J. Ambruso,1175 S. State St., Dover, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, near Frederica.
George married Elizabeth "Petti" Coats. (Elizabeth "Petti" Coats was born in 1936 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE,3 died on 11 May 2014 3 and was buried on 16 May 2014 in Frederica: Barratts Chapel Cemetery, Kent, Delaware, United States 3.)
George next married Karen Mellish.